2006 (EN)

The Mediterranean Prize, called Euro-Mediterranean Prize for dialogue between cultures, was launched in 2005 as special category of the ‘Mediterranean Award’ created in 1997 by the Fondazione Mediterraneo in partnership with the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures.

Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, representing the Monastery Mar Musa (Syria) was awarded ”for its contribution in promoting mutual respect among population believing in different religions and creeds.” Deir Mar Musa is a religious community founded by father Paolo Dall’Oglio in 1991. Its aim is to establish and keep up positive relations between Christians and Muslims. In the community there are men and women coming from different countries and having different faiths who live the mutual experience to share the richness of their diversity through dialogue.

The 5 candidates were selected by the jury among many nominations proposed by the leaders of the 35 national networks of the Euro-Mediterranean Foundation “Anna Lindh.”

A “special mention” was given to the other 4 finalists for their commitment in promoting dialogue . They are: Crossing Borders (Denmark); Assia Djebar (Algeria); Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (Jordan); Daniel Barenboim (Spain).

The winner will receive the prestigious Prize during the Meeting of the Leaders of the National Networks of “Anna Lindh” Foundation, which will be held in Tampere (Finland) on the 26th and 27th November 2006.


Awarding Ceremony
Tampere 26th November 2006