Napoli starts again from the sea

Fondazione Mediterraneo participated to the event Napoli riparte dal mare: la Stazione Marittima ieri, oggi e domani.

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Arcibishop of Naples
Luciano Dassatti, President of Naples Port Authority
Paolo Graziano, President of Chamber of Industrialist of Naples
Maurizio Maddaloni, Naples Chamber of Commerce President
Sergio Vetrella, Campania Region Transportation Assessor
Nicola Coccia, Terminal Napoli spa President

Luciano Bosso, Journalist

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Father Pizzaballa comments "Nostro Mare Nostro"

During a meeting which took place in Turin on April the 5th 2011, Father Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land, congratulated President Capasso on the important testimony reported in his book "Nostro Mare Nostro".

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Ethnic and religious minorities in the Mediterranean

The President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso participated to the international meeting Ethnic and religious minorities in the Mediterranean, which took place in Turin on the 4th and 5th April 2011. The event has been organized by CIPMO - Centro Italiano per la Pace in Medio Oriente.

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The FM hosts the project NMUN 2011

The Fondazione Mediterraneo hosted the last lessons of the training course for the students from Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” and Università degli Studi di Salerno participating to the NMUN 2011, coordinated by the Associazione Ideagorà.

The NMUN is a “student-run academic simulation” that is a simulation of multilateral diplomatic processes for university students. This is an opportunity to understand the internal functioning of the United Nations, developing at the same time skills in the art of the diplomacy and the compromise; moreover the encounter among students from different backgrounds make the NMUN one of the most effective instruments for the teaching of the dynamics of the multilateral diplomacy and the international relations.

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Carlo Maria Pesaresi visits Fondazione Mediterraneo

Carlo Maria Pesaresi, Assessore Cultura e Turismo at Provincia di Ancona visited Fondazione Mediterraneo shiwing appreciation for the high value of the activities realized and a particular interest in those concerning the Italian Network of the "Anna Lindh" Foundation.

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Mediterranean Award "Social Solidarity" 2011 to Diana and Alberta

The Mediterranean Social Solidarity Award 2011 was granted to Diana Pezza Borrelli and Alberta Levi Temin (Jewish-Christian Friendship).

The Award was given on Thursday 17th March 2011 at the  Centro La Pace in Benevento on the occasion of the Forum “Dialogue and Brotherhood: the heritage of Chiara Lubich” held within the framework of the events planned on the occasion of the Award Fraternità Città di Benevento.

The Award was given by Carmine Nardone, as representative of Fondazione Mediterraneo, who read a message by President Michele Capasso.

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Mediterranean Award "Culture" 2011 to Roberto Vecchioni

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity, the Fondazione Mediterraneo decided to grant the Mediterranean Culture Award 2011 to Roberto Vecchioni, winner of this year’s  edition of Sanremo Festival.

President Capasso met the singer in Turin and informed him of the jury’s decision.  The official ceremony will be held in Naples in May.

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Mediterranean Award "Honour Medal" 2011 to Antonio Saitta

On the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity, the President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso informed the President of the Province of Turin Antonio Saitta that he had been granted the "Medal Honour" of the Mediterranean Award 2011, consisting of the work Totem for Peace by the sculptor Mario Molinari. The official ceremony will be held in Naples in May.

President Saitta is sponsor of the Tricolored Totem for Peace which will be realized in Turin during the next weeks inside the Pellerina Park, on the corner of Corso Regina Margherita and Corso Lecce.

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Convention: “Doing business in World 2.0. Opportunities in the light of the state of the art”

Promoted by the Assessorate for Development and Innovation of the Comune of Naples, the Convention “Doing business in World 2.0. Opportunities in the light of the state of the art” offered a wide gamut of experience and competence for understanding and not submitting to the dynamics of the ongoing revolution.

In this sense there was a meeting of experts, innovators and entrepreneurs, mostly Neapolitans, who have not only managed to understand the possibilities of the web 2.0 but who have successfully managed to benefit from them, like Massimiliano Canestro, leader of the multi-award winning “SMS Engineering”, Nino Ragosta, founder of the  highly clicked site “” and Stefano Consiglio, the mind behind the “Angeli per viaggiatori”, the most explosive travel community on the web.

The objective of the meeting was to promote change, starting from all the capabilities of “making networks” for sharing and exchanging information and knowledge.  At the conclusion a new initiative was launched: soon to start up in Naples is the “Workshop for the feasibility of a permanent observatory for digital entrepreneurs”, promoted by RAI Nuovi Media, the Fondazione Mediterraneo and Impresa e Innovazione.

Mario Raffa, Assessor for Development and Innovation of the Commune of Naples, referred to the coincidence with the bicentenary of the Neapolitan Engineering School (founded 4th March 1811).

The contributions of Michele Capasso and Amedeo Lepore were especially interesting.

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Meeting at the Istituto Filisofico: “La Sfida” a book by Sergio Chiamparino

On 2nd March 2011, at the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, there was the book presentation of Sergio Chiamparino’s “La Sfida” and Giuseppe Gargani’s “Fine della Politica. Rinascita della Politica”.

The authors discussed their works with Andrea Orlando, Umberto Ranieri, Clemente Mastella, Mario Valducci. The meeting was chaired by Virman Cusenza, Director of "Il Mattino".

President Michele Capasso intervened on behalf of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.

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