The "Totem of Peace" in the Valley of the Temples

After reading the "Declaration of Agrigento" for peace and friendship among the peoples of the Mediterranean, Senator Benedetto Adragna - Commissioner of the Senate of the Republic - announced the next realization in the Valley of the Temples of the monumental work "Totem of Peace" "Of the Molinari sculptor.

"I thank the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the president Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari for having given the possibility to Agrigento to act as a City for Peace".

President Capasso expressed his emotion "because alongside the wonders of humanity, constituted by the Temples, the Totem for Peace will rise as a symbol of brotherhood and cooperation among the peoples of the Mediterranean".

Present at the ceremony were Mr Antonio Martino, president of the parliamentary delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the delegations of parliamentarians from the Mediterranean countries meeting in Palermo in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, which from the beginning unanimously supported the project of the "Totem of the Peace".

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From the left:
Senator Adragna, President Martino and President Capasso
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Fondazione Mediterraneo supports Agrigento declaration

Fondazione Mediterraneo supports “Agrigento Declaration” for peace and friendship between Mediterranean population, sponsored by senator Benedetto Adragna – Commissioner of Republic Senate. Among the initiatives there is the next realization in Valle dei Templi, the monumental art work  “Totem for Peace” by Molinari.
“I thank the Fondazione Mediterraneo, president Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari whom gave the possibility to Agrigento to set it up as City for Peace”.
Joined to ceremony the Honourable  Antonio Martino, president of Interparliamentar Union Delegation and parliamentar delegations of Mediterranean countries.

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From the left:
The senator  Adragna, the president Martino and the  president Capasso.

 

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Mediterranean Parliamentars in Naples

The President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso joined to the Plenary Session of Mediterranean Parliamentar Assembly.
After his speech proposed the possibility of gather the assembly in Naples in 2013 in occasion of Universal Cultural Forum.

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Meeting with IOM on the project about migrants

The leader of Italian Network ALF Michele Capasso and coordinator of Sicily Vito La Fata had a meeting with head office of IOM (International Organization for Migration) Peter Shatzer in order to illustrate the project “Nostro Mare Nostro” proposed in 10° meeting of Leaders in Cracow held between 20-23 october 2011, of agreement of Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, France and  Lybia.

Doctor Shatzer expressed his consensus to the initiative which involves Lampedusa Municipality and other.

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Mare Nostrum Award Jury’s Meeting 2011

On Tuesday  26 october 2011 in  Naples – in the headquarter of FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO – MAISON DES ALLIANCES – took place the Jury’s Meeting for the assignment of Mare Nostrum Award 2011.
The contest, published by Grimaldi Lines, is reserved to professionals journalists, experts and media’s workers which in the period between 1° march to 15 september had published «at least one article about sea routes».

The contest, at the third edition, has a prize money of  50mila euro, 10mila for everyone of five winners.
The award prize «aims to value  maritime routes on Mediterranean area, compared to other transportation, in particular the terrestrial ones. Supported by a clear strategy by European Commission, the so called Sea Highways for cargo traffic and passengers, are an extraordinary tool for social and economical cohesions for Shore countries».


Mare Nostrum Awards’ jury is head by Folco Quilici.Along with him, other important exponents from culture and journalism: Brahi Aouam, Tunisian Republic consolus in Naples, Vassiliki Armogeni, greek journalist from Efoplistis magazine, Michele Capasso, president of Fondazione   Mediterraneo, Diana De Feo, Rai journalist , Enric Juliana, vicedirector of Spanish newspaper La Vanguard, Ship owners  Ro/Ro, Virman Cusenza, director of the Naples newspaper “Il Mattino” .

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Mare Nostrum Award Jury’s Meeting 2011

On Tuesday 26 october 2011 in Naples – in the headquarter of FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO – MAISON DES ALLIANCES – took place the Jury’s Meeting for the assignment of Mare Nostrum Award 2011.
The contest, published by Grimaldi Lines, is reserved to professionals journalists, experts and media’s workers which in the period between 1° march to 15 september had published «at least one article about sea routes».

The contest, at the third edition, has a prize money of 50mila euro, 10mila for everyone of five winners.
The award prize «aims to value maritime routes on Mediterranean area, compared to other transportation, in particular the terrestrial ones. Supported by a clear strategy by European Commission, the so called Sea Highways for cargo traffic and passengers, are an extraordinary tool for social and economical cohesions for Shore countries».


Mare Nostrum Awards’ jury is head by Folco Quilici.Along with him, other important exponents from culture and journalism: Brahi Aouam, Tunisian Republic consolus in Naples, Vassiliki Armogeni, greek journalist from Efoplistis magazine, Michele Capasso, president of Fondazione Mediterraneo, Diana De Feo, Rai journalist , Enric Juliana, vicedirector of Spanish newspaper La Vanguard, Ship owners Ro/Ro, Virman Cusenza, director of the Naples newspaper “Il Mattino” .

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President Capasso supports the democratization process in Tunisia and publishes a book about the relationship between Islam and Western.

Fondazione Mediterraneo’s President Michele Capasso published a book about Islam, modernity and Western in the aftermath of Tunisian elections.
“In democracy system it doesn’t matter who wins – declared Capasso to Tunisian television– but is necessary to safeguard secularism values and build a new alliance between moderate Islam and Western world”.

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Regularity in execution of elections in Tunisia

Fondazione Mediterraneo’s members have been “Observers” in free elections held in Tunisia and confirmed regularity in vote operations.

 

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La Fondazione Mediterraneo sostiene la nascita della nuova Tunisia (EN)

Proprio nel giorno in cui, con lo svolgimento di elezioni libere, la Tunisia scrive la pagina di una nuova storia, il presidente Michele Capasso ha illustrato al rappresentante tunisino Zine Ilyes le iniziative concrete intraprese dalla Fondazione per aiutare il processo di democratizzazione in Tunisia.
Tra le azioni in programma la realizzazione di seminari sulla democrazia e sulla coesistenza tra Islàm moderato e modernità, anche alla luce della possibile vittoria del partito islamico moderato in Tunisia.

 

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X Meeting of ALF National Networks Leaders

It took place, between 20 to 23 october 2011, the X ALF National Networks Leaders Meeting. From Fondazione Mediterraneo, member of Italian Network, joined the President Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari, board member and person in charge for the area “Youngs” and “Creativity”. In this occasion has been discussed:

- Aims and Strategies 2012-2015
- Budget 2012
- Network’s Development

Discussion topic has been also the “Arab Spring” and the role which National Networks have to cover.

The meeting has been opened by Union For Mediterranean General Secretary Amrani which stressed Alf and his networks importance.
The President Michele Capasso and  Pia Molinari proposed to realise a joint action – shared by Algerian, Moroccan, Tunisian, French Networks and Lybian Exponent, in order to give voice to youngs from Mediterranean South Shore.

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