2010-2020 TEN YEARS COLLECTED IN AN ALBUM

An album with 400 images summarizes the last ten years of activity of the Foundation for dialogue and peace: from the Totem for Peace to the main events that have characterized the last decade of activity.

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"INTERNATIONAL MEDITERRANEAN DAY" ANNOUNCED

The creation of the International Mediterranean Day was announced at the end of 2020 to be celebrated on the 28 November, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, which laid the foundations of the UfM. On this occasion, 4 logos of the day were proposed which will be submitted to the vote of the main actors.
President Michele Capasso - who with the Fondazione Mediterraneo has been one of the protagonists of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership since 1990 and one of the main players in the Barcelona Process - expressed his satisfaction with this decision, recalling that the first proposal was approved at "II FORUM CIVILE EUROMED "held in Naples in December 1997. Similarly, Capasso expressed his appreciation for the proposed logos, communicating to the UfM the choice of the Mediterranean Foundation and the Anna Lindh Federation of the first logo depicting the olive branch, recalling a phrase by Braudel that said "the Mediterranean exists where the olive tree grows".

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THE MUSEUM OF PEACE RECEIVES 300.000 VIRTUAL VISITORS: THE ANNIVERSARY YEARBOOK

From March 2020 to today, the portals and multimedia platform of the Museum of Peace - MAMT brought together over 300,000 virtual visitors who were able to enjoy the main events, such as the Mediterranean Award and the Anniversaries, concerts and emotional videos in high definition: in particularly those of the program "LA CAMPANIA DELLE EMOZIONI".
“An important result - said President Capasso - which has made it possible to spread the emotional heritage of the Museum even in this difficult period of pandemic”
: the anniversaries celebrated at the museum through digital platforms are particularly important.

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MD.NET PROGRAM: THE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE LIVING-LAB "DIETA MEDITERRANEA"

The Fondazione Mediterraneo participated - as a partner - in the "Living LAB Mediterranean Diet", held webinar with the partners and officials of the Campania Region and SCABEC.
The president of the Michele Capasso Foundation, also as an expert on the program, expressed appreciation for the initiative and for the quality of the 8 project proposals.
On this occasion, President Capasso proposed to jointly make the emotional video of the Museum of Peace - MAMT dedicated to "THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET" and thanked prof. Domenico Nicoletti - president of the Lucan Apennine National Park - for the expressions of esteem and recognition addressed to the thirty-year work of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.

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MD.NET PROGRAM: MEDITERRANEAN DIET. THE FOUNDATION PROPOSES THE EMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

On the occasion of the "Living LAB - Mediterranean Diet" - webinar held with the partners and officials of the Campania Region and SCABEC - the president of the Michele Capasso Foundation proposed to create together the next "emotional" video for the Museum of Peace - MAMT dedicated, in fact, to the "MEDITERRANEAN DIET", a UNESCO heritage site.
On this occasion, the president Capasso thanked prof. Domenico Nicoletti - president of the Lucan Apennine National Park - for the expressions of esteem and recognition addressed to the thirty-year work of the Fondazione Mediterraneo
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THE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE EVENT OF THE SUN 24 ORE - "QUALITY OF LIFE: THE FUTURE OF CITIES BEYOND THE PANDEMIC"

From the wounds of the pandemic to a new model of quality of life. On the occasion of the 31st edition of the survey on the Italian provinces, Il Sole 24 Ore proposed a laboratory of ideas on relaunching the territories after the health emergency. “The future of cities beyond the pandemic” is the theme around which public administrators and experts in urban innovation and social policies met. The leitmotif of the debate was the new priority agenda generated by the Covid-19 crisis: health and culture, digitalization and big data, sustainable mobility and smart working, rethinking of urban centers and proximity services in neighborhoods.
President Michele Capasso participated in the webinar event highlighting "how an interconnected world requires coordinated management, united visions but respectful of diversity. Science continues to decipher ever new forms of bonds and connections - outside, in the Fourth Environment - and also inside our planet. The human adventure, that of homo sapiens, took off a few tens of thousands of years ago with the so-called "cognitive revolution" which gave rise to collaborations and common phenomena.

Today we know - said Capasso - that all living beings have deep ties, both among themselves and with other forms of coexistent life. Plants are interconnected, messages and warnings are sent. So the birds in their flocks, the fish in their schools. Matter itself in its deep structure, the same forces and energy fields that sustain it ignore the barriers between organic and inorganic. These bonds are not exclusive to categories, systems or groups: they dialogue, condition, intertwine. At the basis of the creativity of Sapiens there is not self-centeredness, but collaboration: the future of humanity will be played on this"
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THE FOUNDATION EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES FOR THE DEATH OF FIORENZO ALFIERI

The president Michele Capasso, the members of the Governing Council and the International Committee, the representatives of the branch offices of the Fondazione Mediterraneo express their deep condolences for the death of Fiorenzo Alfieri, councilor of the Municipality of Turin for over 25 years.
President Capasso recalled his commitment to the creation of the "Luci d'artista" event in Turin and for having contributed to the creation of the "Tricolor Totem of Peace" by sculptor Mario Molinari - a universal symbol of dialogue and cooperation between cities and peoples of the world - in the city of Turin on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
In 2011 the Foundation awarded Fiorenzo Alfieri the "Medal of Honor of the Mediterranean Prize", for his commitment to promoting culture and education, especially among young people
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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO AND THE ANNA LINDH ITALIA FEDERATION CELEBRATE WORLD HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

With a series of webinar events - held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, at the headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo in Rome and in other locations where members of the "Anna Linsh Italia Onlus Federation" are located - the "World Day of human rights".
The slogan chosen for the 2020 edition is "Recover Better - Stand up for Human Rights".
The focus has inevitably been on the pandemic and the need to ensure that human rights are at the heart of recovery efforts.
"People and their rights - wrote United Nations Secretary General António Guterres - must be at the center of responses and recovery. December 10 is the occasion - concludes Guterres - to reaffirm the importance of human rights in the reconstruction of world we want, the need for global solidarity, as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity ".
"Universal reference frameworks such as health coverage for all are needed to defeat this pandemic and protect us for the future", underlined the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso at the end of his speech. The crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has increased poverty, increased inequalities and discrimination, highlighting gaps in the protection of human rights. This is why, on the occasion of this Day, the Foundation and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation onlus wanted to share a programmatic manifesto to address the main critical issues that emerged strongly in this 2020:

  • end discrimination of all kinds: structural discrimination and racism fueled the crisis. Equality and non-discrimination are fundamental requirements for a post-Covid
  • world tackling inequalities: it is necessary to promote and protect economic, social and cultural rights for a new social contract encourage participation and solidarity: from individuals to governments, from civil society and grassroots communities to the private sector, all have a role in building a better post-Covid world for present and future generations
  • promoting sustainable development: human rights, the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement are the cornerstones of a recovery that leaves no one behind

World Human Rights Day is a supranational celebration held around the world on December 10 of every year. The date was chosen to commemorate the proclamation by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948.
The formal establishment of the Day took place during the 317th global meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 1950, when Resolution 423 (V) was promulgated, inviting all member states and all organizations involved and interested to celebrate the day in the way that suits them best.
The Day is one of the flagship events on the calendar of the United Nations Headquarters in New York and is honored with high-profile political conferences and cultural events such as exhibitions or concerts on the subject of human rights. Furthermore, on this day the two most important awards on the subject are traditionally awarded, namely the five-year United Nations Human Rights Prize, awarded in New York, and the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo; in addition to these awards, many other international, non-governmental, civil and humanitarian organizations all over the planet choose this day for significant events: among them the “Fondazione Mediterraneo” and the “Anna Lindh Italia Federation onlus”
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ANNIVERSARY AT THE MUSEUM: 100 YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF CARLO AZEGLIO CIAMPI

The twenty-second anniversary is dedicated to the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.
Many students connected to the multimedia portal of the museum where - in the section “The great protagonists of history” - videos, images and documents on the President of the Republic so dear to Italians are available.
President Michele Capasso recalled the friendship between President Ciampi and Predrag Matvejevic' - co-founder of the Fondazione Mediterraneo - and the support given to the institution since the beginning of his presidential term.
The Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic Antonio Maccanico has always personally brought the message and the support of President Ciampi to the most significant initiatives of the Foundation. The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella recalled Carlo Azeglio Ciampi stating: "The Italian Republic, on the centenary of his birth, pays tribute to his figure as a citizen who has placed his skills, his ideals, his passion, at the service of democracy and the Constitution, deserving esteem and gratitude. The cohesion and unity of the country, the drive for the union of Europe, were the permanent guidelines of his action, in every role he covered, in the most delicate passages and even in the moments of greatest difficulty that he had to face. He was animated by his profound confidence in the values ​​of our country's civilization and in his ability to take the most far-sighted decisions, overcoming the most demanding challenges. Ciampi's determination in wanting to associate Italy with the leading group that wanted the birth of the euro still contributes to the credibility capital enjoyed by the Republic at an international level ", concluded the Head of State.
One hundred years after its birth, Rai has remembered and celebrated it with a dedicated schedule on all radio, TV and web networks and newspapers: events broadcast on the external video walls of the Museum of Peace - MAMT and which involved passersby and all those connected webinar. A memory that joins other initiatives such as the stamp issued by the Ministry of Economic Development and disseminated by the Italian Post Office, a conference in Livorno, and the docu-film “Ciampi. Bella la mi 'Livorno ”signed by Marco Guelfi and co-produced by
Rai Teche.

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF THE FIRST CIVIL FORUM EUROMED

The Fondazione Mediterraneo, established in 1990 to promote dialogue and cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean area, was the protagonist of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, when few spoke or were interested in the issue. In particular, he participated and organized the Barcelona 1995 events (Ministerial Conference and Euromed Civil Forum) which launched the Euro-Mediterranean partnership under the name of the “Barcelona Process”.
The First Euromed Civil Forum took place in Barcelona in the same place and immediately after the end of the First Ministerial Conference which kicked off the Barcelona Process, also known as the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, i.e. the common European strategy for the Mediterranean region. This process was initiated by the European Union, which at the time had 15 member states, and by 12 other states in the region during the Barcelona conference which met on 27 November and 28 November 1995 at the Hotel Juan Carlos I. The United States attended the conference as observers. Subsequently, after the enlargement of the European Union in 2004, Malta and Cyprus which participated in the process as third countries, became part of the process as members of the European Union.
The First Euromed Civil Forum was co-organized by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Institut Català de la Mediterrània and more than 1,500 representatives of Euro-Mediterranean countries participated in that event. The Foundation also published the proceedings in multiple languages ​​and oversaw the presentations of the results to the European Parliament and other institutions.
The milestones of an initiative that is still indispensable for peace and shared development in the region were recalled at the Fondazione Mediterraneo in Naples - linked to the webinar with Barcelona - The Foundation then organized other Euromed Civil Forums, including those of Naples in 1997 and 2003
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