Dario Franceschini - 2018
Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, ITALY

The award was assigned to Dario Franceschini for his forward-looking political and institutional vision aimed at enhancing the cultural heritage of the Italian Republic, among the most important in the world.
Its revolutionary action of transforming cultural sites into places of fruition with multidisciplinary activities has enabled the best enhancement by multiplying visitors from all parts of the world. In its four years of government, "significant results" have been obtained in the culture and tourism sector, thanks to a continuous and silent commitment made possible by the passion and competence that daily animate personnel and professionalism of Mibact.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 14 May 2018

Commissione Intermediterranea (CIM) della CRPM - 2017
Conferenza delle Regioni Periferiche Marittime

La Commissione Intermediterranea è una delle 6 commissioni geografiche della Conferenza delle Regioni Periferiche Marittime che, nella sua globalità, riunisce circa 160 regioni provenienti da 25 paesi dell’UE e paesi terzi (del Vicinato merionale e orientale). La CRPM, assieme alle sue commissioni geografiche, rappresenta quasi 200 milioni di cittadini ed opera assiduamente per uno sviluppo più armonioso del territorio europeo e dei suoi bacini di riferimento. Ha inoltre un ruolo di think tank ed è portatrice, fin dal 1973, della voce delle regioni di fronte alle Istituzioni Europee, Internazionali ed Euro-Mediterranee.
La sua Commissione Intermediterranea, creata nel 1990, esprime gli interessi e i bisogni condivisi da più di 40 regioni di una decina di paesi appartenenti ad entrambe le sponde del Mediterraneo, e li traduce in azioni di cooperazione politica e tecnica in favore della coesione economica, sociale e territoriale e pertanto dello sviluppo regionale, a scala di bacino.
La CIM porta inoltre la voce del Mediterraneo nell’ambito globale della CRPM contribuendo alle sue riflessioni in favore di una politica di coesione europea rafforzata, da consolidare come principale politica di investimento per l’Europa di domani, ma anche da utilizzare come ispirazione per plasmare delle relazioni con i paesi del Vicinato sud che possano avere un vero impatto sul territorio.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 07 july 2017

Elisabeth Guigou - 2016
President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of the French Republic and of the Anna Lindh Foundation

Da oltre 25 anni impegnata per il dialogo e la pace nel Mediterraneo e nel Mondo, l’on. Guigou ha assunto ruoli di prestigio ed è stata anche la prima donna Ministro della Giustizia con il presidente Mitterrand nel 1997. Ed è ancora la prima donna ad essere eletta presidente della commissione per gli affari esteri dell'Assemblea Nazionale, nel 2012.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 9 september 2016

Mustapha Ben Jaafar - 2014
President of the Parliamentary Assembly, TUNISIA

The prize is awarded to President Mustapha Ben Jaafar for his contribution to the construction of the Tunisian Constitutional Assembly and the new Tunisian Constitution, which legitimate social justice and public as well as individual liberty as paramount rights of the newly born Tunisian Democracy.

Awarding Ceremony
Rome, 28 february 2014

José Mujica - 2013
President of Uruguay, URUGUAY

The President of Uruguay, José Mujica, is a virtuous example of
dedication to the “Common Good” helping the most vulnerable and needy members of society. In a world that is increasingly mobbed by selfinterest where every social, political and religious space abounds with “Love for Power”, he has been able to give a voice, sense and strength to the “Power of Love”. This means living humbly and showing through his acts that power need not change people, but can even reveal their deeper essence.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 28 May 2013

Michel Vauzelle - 2012
Presidente della Région Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur
FRANCIA

Former Spokesperson to the President of the French Republic François Mitterrand and Minister of Justice, he has dedicated his life to undertaking concrete  partnership initiatives between the European Union and Mediterranean Countries, developing operational programmes that have contributed significantly to mutual understanding and exchanges among peoples on both shores despite the many difficulties encountered along the way.
As President of the PACA Region and the Alps-Mediterranean Euroregion, he has taken on a major role in development and integration policies.

Awarding Ceremony
Marsiglia, 05 april 2013

Scuola Militare Nunziatella - 2012
ITALIA

Per aver preparato da 225 anni generazioni di Giovani alla "Vita e alle Armi", costituendo un patrimonio immateriale dell'Umanità radicato nella storia e nella vita della Città di Napoli e dell'Italia.

La Scuola Militare Nunziatella rappresenta un'eccellenza educativa nel Mediterraneo e nel Mondo che pone l'Etica ed un sistema di Valori al centro della formazione di giovani, destinati ad assumere un ruolo essenziale nella vita sociale del futuro.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 25 May 2012

HABIB BEN YAHIA - 2011
Segretario Generale dell’Unione Maghreb Arabo (UMA), TUNISIA

Già Ministro degli Affari Esteri della Tunisia, è stato uno dei protagonisti del Processo di Barcellona del 1995. Sotto la sua guida, l’Unione Maghreb Arabo è impegnata nella risoluzione delle tensioni nella sezione del Maghreb per pervenire ad un clima di cooperazione e intesa necessario per lo sviluppo condiviso.

Awarding Ceremony
Napoli, 20
May 2011

 

BENITA FERRERO-WALDNER - 2011
Già Ministro degli Affari Esteri della Repubblica d’Austria e Commissario Europeo delle Relazioni Esterne, AUSTRIA

Si è impegnata fin dal 1995 nel processo di dialogo e di pace nella regione euromediterranea. Tra le artefici del “Processo di Barcellona” ha profuso ogni sforzo in iniziative concrete di partenariato tra l’Unione Europea e i Paesi del Mediterraneo, sviluppando programmi operativi che – nonostante tutte le difficoltà – hanno inciso sulla fiducia, sulla reciproca comprensione e sugli scambi tra i popoli delle due rive.

Awarding Ceremony
Napoli, 20
May 2011

 

GORGE ABELA - 2011
Presidente della Repubblica di MALTA

Per aver promosso la cooperazione tra Europa e Mediterraneo assegnando alla Repubblica di Malta un ruolo di cerniera ed uno spazio per le sedi di organismi internazionali costituiti per rafforzare il dialogo politico, cultura e sociale tra le due rive.

 

Awarding Ceremony
Napoli, 20
May 2011

Angela Merkel - 2010
German Chancellor, GERMANY

Expression of a democratic, pluralist vision in defence of human rights – matured through a long journey up to the fall of Berlin Wall – she has been able to put into practice juridical and political conditions of European standard, thus facilitating the unification of the two Germanies and taking a first rank role in the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

Awarding Ceremony

Naples, 13 June 2010

 

Anibal Cavaco Silva - 2009
President of the Republic of Portugal, PORTUGAL

Continuing the great tradition of his Country, the President Aníbal Cavaco Silva always committed himself to reinforce solidarity and a proactive co-operation among all the Countries of the Mediterranean, to pursue development and to promote peace in the region.

 

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 12 June 2009

 

Nicolas Sarkozy - 2008
President of the French Republic, FRANCE

For his project of the Union for the Mediterranean. This action, pertaining to all the Countries converging on the Mediterranean and equally settled like the European Union, could be an initiative able to transform in a radical manner the inter-Mediterranean relationships. If politically there are not sufficient precedents, this idea has behind a thousand-year history of convergence expressed by the wide synthesis that succeeded in the Mediterranean. To give to this history a political conclusion is a big vision to which we cannot renounce.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 28 June 2010

 

René Van Der Linden - 2007
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

René van der Linden contributed with his political action to the spreading of the values of dialogue in the Greater Mediterranean area. At first as President of European Popular Party, then as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, he encouraged the Euro Mediterranean Politics, especially in order to defend human rights, democracy and gender equality.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 30 March 2007

 

Amr Moussa - 2006
Secretary General of the League of Arab States, EGYPT

This award is granted for his contribution in promoting dialogue between the Western and Arab-Islamic worlds, first as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and then as Secretary General of the League of Arab States. His merit was that to get transformation process of the League of Arab States in a Pan-Arab Parliamentary Assembly democratically representative of those States.

Awarding Ceremony
Tunisi, 31 January 2006

 

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - 2005
Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey, TURKEY

A personality unanimously respected for his integrity and commitment to democracy and pluralism with a vision of politics matured through a long journey and reflection. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as Mayor of Istanbul, was able to introduce modern criteria in the administration of the town. Then, as Prime Minister, he has consistently promoted the political and cultural dialogue between Turkey and Europe. This award, meant to recognize the great progress of a Country whose culture is deeply rooted in the East with a long and profound relationship with the West, wishes that Europe be willing to testify, by a new enlargement, the end of a century-old confrontation between States of Christian tradition and States of Muslim tradition.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 2 September 2005

 

Gianni Letta - 2004
Undersecretary of State at the Italian Prime Ministry, ITALY

His “good policy” founded on respect of Constitution and consideration of the adversary allows to include Gianni Letta in the list of Statesmen. His commitment in favour of solidarity, youth and valorisation of cultural, artistic, architectural, environmental, archaeological heritage of the Mediterranean is unanimously recognized and is an example for those who want to be involved in partnership actions.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 5 November 2004

 

Pat Cox e Abdelwahed Radi - 2003
Co-Presidents of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (EMPA), MOROCCO

The President of the European Parliament Pat Cox and the President of the Moroccan Parliament Abdelwahed Radi were the authors of the patient work that led to the creation in Naples, on 2nd December 2003, of the Euro‑Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, transforming the Forum instituted after the Barcelona Process. In acknowledgement of their essential action for democratic development in the Euro-Mediterranean area, the ad hoc Commission of Fondazione Mediterraneo granted the Mediterranean Award for Institutions 2003 to Presidents Cox and Radi.

Awarding Ceremony
Atene, 23 March 2004

 

Antonio Bassolino - 2002
President of the Regione Campania, ITALY

As Governor of the Region, he instituted a Department for the Relations with the Mediterranean Countries. Symbol and warning of a policy that, being aware of the turn of the millennium, has realized that Naples, Campania and Italy itself have no future outside the tissue where along centuries has been constructed, among clashes and encounters, exchanges and unions, a great and specific Euro- Mediterranean unity, to which the whole Europe should turn again so as to reinforce and develop the values on which it has constructed its own identity and resulting from the syntheses occurred in the Mediterranean.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 4 January 2002