Civil Society

Since 1994 Fondazione Mediterraneo acts as an active part in the Euro-Mediterranean Civil Society participating to Euro-Mediterranean Conferences and Euromed Civil Forums.

In particular, Fondazione Mediterraneo organized the Euromed Civil Forums in Barcelona (1995) and in Naples (1997 and 2003) and contributed to the establishment of the NGO Euromed Platform.



On January the 28th the board of the Euromed Platform met in Brussels. Caterina Arcidiacono, vicepresident of Fondazione Mediterraneo and member of the platform, took part to the meeting that started with one minute of silence to commemorate victims in Egypt and Tunisia. Solidarity was expressed to the platfom members from Tunisia and Egypt.

The board planned the next meeting in Spain and also expressed the willingness to organize the next general assembly in Tunisia within the end of 2011.

The Euromed Platform launched the project Consotrium financed by the European Union and directed by IMED (Rome) to promote relations and development of the Euromediterranean civil society.

This is a project financed in the framework of the regional programme IEPV-Sud to contribute to the strengthening of the capacities of the civil society for a more democratic debate at the national level in the frame of the Euromed partnership and of the European Union.  A programme addressed to the organisations of the civil societies of nine South Mediterranean Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Tunisia.

Michele Capasso, President of Fondazione Mediterraneo and all members of the  Fondazione strongly condemn the attack made on  31st  December 2010 against al Qiddiseen  church in Alexandria.

The Fondazione Mediterraneo shares the sorrow of the  families of those innocent people who died due to this  vile attack and of those who were seriously wounded.  We also express our sympathy with all the Egyptian people and with President Hosni Mubarak, who has promised all his commitment so that those responsible for this criminal attempt pay for their action.

The Fondazione Mediterraneo affirms once again, on this occasion, its commitment in favour of the principle of religious freedom  for every citizen of every Country in the Euro-Mediterranean region and condemns all those who, in contrast with those who work for  peace and for the fraternity of all peoples, persist in their will to spread a culture of fear of “the other” which too often leads to terrorist actions against innocent people.

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