“Silver Dolphin” Mediterranean Award Special Edition 2011 to Bagno Elena – Giovanni Morra

The ”Silver Dolphin” Mediterranean Award Special Edition 2011 was conferred on Giovanni Morra’s  Bagno Elena.  
The Awarding ceremony took place on Friday  23rd September 2011  at Bagno Elena.
The award was given by  Michele Capasso.
«Thanks to the active and silent engagement of Giovanni Morra and his children Mario and Antonella, the BAGNO ELENA at Posillipo - with TERME PAUSYLIA -  is a  unique and precious place for well-being and life quality:  it is the example of a family which is confident in the renascence of Neapolitan entrepreneurial class and which, by its love for the sea, continues the tradition of the bathing establishments on piles. This  important action is an example for the tourist renascence of Naples and for the preservation of  “Sea Resource”.
This is the main reason which pushed the international Jury of the « Mediterranean Award » - made up of representatives of 43 Euro-Mediterranean Countries- to confer on Giovanni Morra’s Bagno Elena the  «Silver Dolphin-  Special Edition 2011» of the Award, which is    considered one of the most prestigious at the international level.

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“Silver Dolphin” Mediterranean Award to Emanuele Vittorio

The  ”Silver Dolphin” Mediterranean Award 2011 for well-being and life quality has been conferred on Emanuele Vittorio.
The Awarding ceremony took place on Friday  23rd September 2011  at Bagno Elena.
The award was given by  Michele Capasso.
« For his action in favour of common well-being, through the accurate and rigorous practice of his  profession of dentist.
For his active competence, solidarity and his constant struggle against difficulties which are  unsurmountable for others.
The attention towards indigent persons and his continuous research on advanced medical techniques have allowed to solve complex problems and restore dignity and life quality, with particular attention to the poorest”.
This is the main reason for conferring the award.

 

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“Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award to Rosario Bianco

The “Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award 2011 for publishing  has been conferred on  Rosario Bianco.
The Awarding ceremony took place on Friday  23rd September 2011 at Bagno Elena.
The award was given by  Michele Capasso.
«For contributing to the dissemination of the Neapolitan culture across the world  giving  visibility and space to the “Positive” part of the city of Naples: natural sights, its great  cultural and artistic heritage, Artisan and Craft production.
A unique journey through history, geography, traditions, habits and above all the   “destiny” of a city which has always been  the centre of the processes of history.
Thanks to the magazine “L’Espresso Napoletano”, published all over the world, Naples and Campania reacquire a new  positive light which,  in this historic moment, it is indispensable  in order to guarantee a future based on shared development and on active participation”.
This is the main reason for conferring the award.

 

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“Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award to Gennaro Ferrara

The “Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award 2011 for  advanced training has been conferred on Gennaro Ferrara.
The Awarding ceremony took place on Friday  23rd September 2011 at Bagno Elena.
The award was given by Pia Molinari.
“For contributing to the renascence of “Parthenope”  University.
In his quality as  Rector of this University over 24 years, he has been able to increase the number of Faculties to 5  and the number of enrolled students from 1000 to 18,000.
Under his tenacious and passionate guide, the University of Naples “Parthenope”, formerly called Naval University Institute, has developed  not only from the quantitative point of  view but above all with regard to high quality training, reaching the level of the most ancient Universities in Italy and across the world”.  
This is the main reason for conferring the award.

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“Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award to Michele di Gianni

The “Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award 2011 for  diplomacy  has been conferred on Michele di Gianni.
The Awarding ceremony took place on Friday  23rd September 2011 at Bagno Elena.
The award was given by Claudio Azzolini, responsible for institutional relations at  Fondazione Mediterraneo.
“For devoting his life to a  diplomatic action based on team working and shared decisions.
Thanks to his  tenacity and to his  ability to maintain good  relations with others, in his capacity as Honorary Consul of Malta and Japan and then as Secretary General of the  Union of Honorary Consuls of Italy, he is a  point of  reference for diplomacy and, in particular, for the role of “Honorary Consul” that represents an important connection between the  cities and the different Countries in the world, even more in  a moment of  changes in the global scenario”.
This is the main reason for conferring the award.

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“Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award to Marco Salvatore

The “Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award 2011 for  research and science has been conferred on Marco Salvatore.
The Awarding ceremony took place on Friday  23rd September 2011 at Bagno Elena.
The award was given by Michele Capasso.   
“For devoting his life to science and research and for having realized highly advanced  diagnostic structures in Italy and all over the world, able to improve the life quality and  the expectations of patients”.

This is the main reason for conferring the award.

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“Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award to Carlo Alemi

The “Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award 2011 for  justice  has been conferred on Carlo Alemi, president of the Tribunal of Naples.
The Awarding ceremony took place on Friday  23rd September 2011 at Bagno Elena.
The award was given by the mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris.
“For devoting his life to the values of justice and legality, struggling strenuously against  mafia and camorra. For restoring within the Tribunal of Naples an efficient and  functional action in favour of justice and of the citizens’ rights, thus reversing a trend that had taken root in the course of the years”.

This is the main reason for conferring the award.

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The “Tricolour Totem Of Peace” to President Napolitano

The president of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso handed over to the mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris the “ Tricolour Totem of Peace” by the sculptor Mario Molinari, expressly made for the president of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
The “Totem of Peace” was symbolically handed over by the President of the Province of Turin Antonio Saitta, by the ambassador of Palestine to the European Union Leila Shahid and by the Councillor of Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Guerraoui.
President Saitta sent a letter for the occasion.
The Totem will be given to the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.

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The “Totem of Peace” at Thermae Pausilya

The ceremony of inauguration of the  “Totem of Peace” by the   sculptor Mario Molinari was held at Thermae Pausilya (Pausilya Thermal Baths).
Among those present - with Giovanni, Mario and Antonella Morra – the of Southern Italy Harbour Master Admiral Picone, the president of the Tribunal of Naples Carlo Alemi, the mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris, the vice president of the Province of Naples Gennaro Ferrara, the secretary general of the Port Authority Emilio Squillante, the secretary general of UCOI Michele di Gianni, the president of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso with  Pia Molinari - responsible for the project “Totem of Peace across the World” - and Claudio Azzolini – responsible for institutional relations -,  professors Marco Salvatore and Dauphin Colemann, Emanuele and Luciana Vittorio, Rosario Bianco, the consuls of Venezuela, Malta, Albania, Cyprus, Pakistan and other representatives of the diplomatic and consular corps.
The totem was blessed by Don Antonio from the  Church of Santa Maria del Parto, with a particularly touching ceremony.

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the writer Alaa Al Aswani hands over the “Totem of Peace” to Mayor Luigi De Magistris

In the name of all the winners of the MEDITERRANEAN AWARD – 146 personalities from 43 countries, such as the Nobel prize-winners Naguib Mahfouz and Shirin Ebadi, Lea Rabin, Simon Peres, Queen Rania of Jordan, etc. , who have received this prestigious award - the Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswani symbolically handed over the  “Totem of Peace”, by the  sculptor Mario Molinari, to the mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris, with the wish that one day  it will be possible to report of  a  “Neapolitan revolution” that can  give back to this city its role of great  European and  Mediterranean capital.

Naples le 14 septembre 2011
Alaa Al- Aswani

   

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