Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" 2010 to Europarc Federation

The President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso awarded the Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" to the President of the Europarc Federation Erika Stanciu for the contribution given to the safeguard of nature and to the promotion of eco-sustainable and eco-compatible development.


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Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" 2010 to Comune di Pescasseroli

The President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso awarded the Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" to the Mayor of Pescasseroli Nunzio Finamore for the contribution given to the realisation at Pescasseroli of the Totem of Peace created by the Turin sculptor Mario Molinari.


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A branch of the "Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture" in Rutino

At the end of the 6th Edition of “Angels and Devils” with the unveiling of the Totem of Peace, the Fondazione Mediterraneo – considering the Universal Forum of Cultures in 2013 – announced the opening of a branch of the "Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture" in Rutino.

They aim at building a Campus for Peace hosting young people coming from difficult areas of the world in the historic residences and offering them the small ancient village and Cilento qualities, its ancient tastes and knowledge, its history and its memory.

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The whole town celebrated the Totem for Peace

The whole town of Rutino celebrated the Totem for Peace that became, together with the Monumental Church, the distinction symbol of the town and the whole Cilento.

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The Mayor of Ispica Piero Rustico visits the Maison de la Paix

The Mayor of Ispica Piero Rustico visited the Maison de la Paix and the Fondazione Mediterraneo, expressing his admiration for the high value of this institution and confirming the commitment of Ispica in the realization of the Totem of Peace.

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Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" 2010 to Jozefina Topalli

In a ceremony in the Council Room of the Municipality of Capri, the Fondazione Mediterraneo (FM) together with the Italian Delegation for the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO gave the work of the sculptor Mario Molinari, the Totem of Peace – “Mediterranean Award Honour Medal” to the President of the Albanian Parliament Josefina Topalli for her action to protect the rights of women and children.

The award was given by the FM President Michele Capasso. The deputy-mayor of Capri Ciro Lembo and other authorities attended the ceremony too.

 The FM President Capasso recalled all the actions carried on by FM to promote the democratic process in Albania and for its integration into the European Union. 

President Josefina Topalli thanked for the Award as she considered it as an acknowledgement for the whole Albania and she wished that the work of the Totem of Peace could have been done soon in Albania in the cities of Tirana and Shkodër.

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Mediterranean Award "Institutions" 2008 to Nicolas Sarkozy

On the occasion of the birth of the Union for the Mediterranean, the Fondazione Mediterraneo announced the awarding of the "Mediterranean Institutions Award 2008 - the "Totem of Peace" by sculptor Mario Molinari - to President Nicolas Sarkozy. In the reasons of the Award you can read: “For his idea of a Euro-Mediterranean Union: a political action able to change radically the inter-Mediterranean relationships".

The Awarding Ceremony took place on June the 28th 2010 at the Fondazione Mediterraneo - Maison de la Paix. The French Ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sablière, together with a delegation from the French Republic, came to Naples to retire the award.

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Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" 2010 to Vincenzo Galgano

The Jury of the Fondazione Mediterraneo decided during the extraordinary session to give to the State Prosecutor in Naples Vincenzo Galgano the Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" 2010. The presentation occurred during the ceremony of the Mediterranean Award for Institutions given to the President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy.

The reasons say: “For his role as State Prosecutor in Naples played with committment and devotion, getting to the top of the judicial carreer. For having been a real fighter against unauthorized building and environmental spoilage in the diffcult Campania area. For having been an upright example of Justice, showing even a profound humanity”.

Galgano thanked the President of the FM Michele Capasso for this acknowledgment not only because it was given to him but also because its reasons acknowledged that higher interest that is the common good of the society.

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The Totem for Peace in Positano

Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo visited Positano after 30 years (he is among the authors of the Hotel San Pietro in Positano) and promoted the project of the Totem for Peace, by the sculptor artist Mario Molinari, to be implemented all over the world.

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The Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture is established

From today onwards, peace has its own address: Via Depretis, 130, in Naples, headquarter for the Fondazione Mediterraneo and now for a great action for peace too: the Maison de la Paix.

And the Maison de la Paix could not but have one symbol: the Totem of Peace, the icon for the peace in the world. A red sail, symbol for journey and union, chosen by 187 countries in the world as an image of dialogue and union, created and made by the sculptor of colour, Mario Molinari. The work is displayed on the terrace of the Maison de la Paix, but soon it will be also at the Museo Diocesano in Naples, at the Theatre of San Carlo and in more meaningful places too.

In the ancient building of the former “Grand Hotel de Londres”, gathered around the “Totem of Peace”, ambassadors and representatives from supporting countries, members of International organizations and institutions officially started the activity of the “Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture” with an important debate “Middle East: which dialogue for which possible peace”.

Several messages supported the opening of the “Maison de la Paix”: from the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to Msg. Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, from the Advisor of the King of Morocco André Azoulay, to the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Jordan Wijdan Al-Hashemi, from the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Mediterranean to Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies.

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