THE DIRECTOR MONGA VISITS THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

On the occasion of the international meeting "Mediterranean of the future" the director of the newspaper "Il Mattino" Federico Monga visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
Welcomed by the president Michele Capasso and by the director Pia Molinari he visited the rooms of the paths dedicated to the "Great protagonists".
On this occasion it was given the book "The Mediterranean picturesque" and the bag made by Syrian mothers in memory of their children who died in the recent conflict.

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THE SENATOR VITO PETROCELLI SIGNS THE KIMIYYA MANIFESTO

Senator Vito Petrocelli, president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of the Italian Republic, visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and signed the "Kimiyya Manifesto" in defense of women's rights, promoted by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and by 43 Euromed countries.

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY “L’ORIENTALE” SIGNED THE KIMIYYA MANIFESTO

Elda Morlicchio, President of the University of Naples "L’Orientale" visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and signed the "Kimiyya Manifesto" in defense of women's rights, promoted by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and by 43 Euromed countries.

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MR. PIERO DE LUCA SIGNS THE KIMIYYA MANIFESTO

Mr. Piero De Luca, Italian parliamentarian and member of the XIV Commission (European Union Policies) visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and signed the "Kimiyya Manifesto" in defense of women's rights, promoted by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and by 43 Euromed countries.

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THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE "MEDITERRANEAN OF THE FUTURE" MEETING VISITING THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT

The participants in the international meeting "The Mediterranean of the future" visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
Welcomed by the president Michele Capasso and the director Pia Molinari, they focused on the various museum itineraries: in particular those dedicated to Mario Molinari - sculptor of color - and to the great protagonists of history, from Winston Churchill to Totò.

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ZHOU XIAO YAN VISITED THE MUSEUM OF PEACE - MAMT AND THE SECTION DEDICATED TO MARIO MOLINARI

Zhou Xiao Yan, chairman of the Milanhuaxia Group - accompanied by her husband Fan Xianwei, parliamentary Marina Berlinghieri and Alessandro Benatti visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and the section dedicated to the sculptor Mario Molinari.
The delegation was welcomed by Pia Molinari and Michele Capasso and expressed appreciation for the works of the sculptor of color and, in particular, the "Totem of Peace" and the "Casa Museo" of Turin.

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO PARTICIPATES IN THE 24rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE "STRAGE INSEPOLTA"

Also this year the Fondazione Mediterraneo  takes part in the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre: 8,000 young people slaughtered and over 30,000 women and girls deported.
A few scattered houses inhabited mostly by some elderly widow, a memorial to the victims of the war and around expanses of fields as far as the eye can see. Fields that could be cultivated, if only there were still the arms to do it. From here you get to Srebrenica in less than half an hour, descending along the road that Ratko Mladic and his troops of executioners traveled after the definitive fall of the city. The physiognomy of the small downtown square has recently been modified by an impressive red building that houses a hotel and a Turkish bank. Next to it, the minaret of the main city mosque is dominated by the dome of the Orthodox church. After what happened in the first half of the 1990s, the cohabitation between the Serbian community and the Muslim minority is a daily challenge. The latter, too, is now bothered by the noisy celebrations machine that is activated every year on 11 July, the annual parade of international delegations, the spotlights that come on for half a day and then go off again until the following year. "It is true, this will be the first anniversary after Mladic's conviction and the closing of the Hague Court of Justice - recognizes Bekir, who was a child during the war - but here the news of convictions come as a distant echo, which does not it shifts the daily balances of ordinary people ".
The survivors and relatives of the victims are forced to live every day with the memory of the genocide and to deal with a moral and material reconstruction that even after so many years is still struggling to take off.
"The process of reconciliation continues to be hampered by nationalist ideologies that throw salt on the wounds of a drama begun long before what the world remembers," explains Hasan Hasanovic, curator of the documentation center of the Potocari memorial, in which he is buried his father too. The siege of the Serbian nationalists in the city began on a spring day of twenty-six years ago, in 1993. "The UN had negotiated a cease-fire, the people thought they could take a breath and we children went out to play football in the schoolyard - he remembers - but suddenly, from the surrounding mountains, grenades began to rain on the city. One hit the playing field in full and exploded a few meters away from me ».
That day Hasan saved himself by miracle but saw fourteen of his classmates die. The slaughter that would have taken place two years later also marked the failure of the international community, as also recalled by the photographic exhibition set up in the premises of the former UN base of Potocari.
With the 33 burials this year, the total burial will exceed 6,900 but the long process to restore an identity to the remains of more than eight thousand victims continues, also because the woods around Srebrenica continue to return the bones buried in the mass graves.
Dragana Vucetic, a forensic anthropologist from the research center on missing persons in Tuzla, confirms that there are about a thousand victims still to be identified.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo, founded precisely to help the victims of the war in the former Yugoslavia, is at the side of these tormented populations.

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EXHIBITION "SALERNITANI WITH SUITCASE. SALERNITIAN EMIGRATION IN THE WORLD"

President Michele Capasso has inaugurated the exhibition of articles by "Il Mattino" published by Antonio Corbisiero with other members of the municipal administration and illustrious people from Salerno.
An occasion to remember the value of Italians in the world and the importance of bringing them together to witness their successes that are a credit to Italy.

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THE 30TH YEAR OF THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO: PRESIDENT MICHELE CAPASSO RECOGNIZED HONORARY MEMBER

On the occasion of the thirty-year anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Municipality of Mercato San Severino and the Center for International Studies for Migration "Pascal D’Angelo" have conferred on the president Michele Capasso the nomination of "honorary member" for "high cultural merits".
President Capasso thanked those present and reviewed the main actions of the Foundation illustrating future initiatives in view of 2050.

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO PARTICIPATES IN THE OPENING OF THE XXX UNIVERSIADE

The Fondazione Mediterraneo participates in the inauguration of the XXX Universiade, which saw the delegations of 118 countries in Naples confront themselves on 18 sports disciplines.
The entire Campania Region and the city of Naples welcomed young university sportsmen from all over the world, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.
"An important moment for the city and for Campania - affirmed the president Michele Capasso - that testifies the importance of Sport as a concrete tool for dialogue and peace: on this issue the Foundation is committed in these days precisely with the session theme of the World Peace Forum”.

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