FEDERATION ANNA LINDH ITALIA - ONLUS

The Federazione Anna Lindh Italia, not-for-profit, shares the aims of the Anna Lindh Foundation: created in 2004 by the European Commission together with the 42 Euro-Mediterranean countries.
The Federation's objective is to promote, support and implement the cultural and social interaction between Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean countries in various fields of action including: art, architecture, archaeology, environment, crafts, youth, women, human rights, migrants, crafts, employment, training, education, education, childhood, sports, interreligious dialogue, legality, music, food culture, empowerment, tradition, tourism, social solidarity, exchanges.
In particular, the Federation intends to implement initiatives in favour of young people, especially aimed at restoring their hope and confidence through the promotion of the "true",the "beautiful" and the "good”

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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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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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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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 and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation participated - with their own representatives - in the sixth edition of "ROME MED - MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUES": the annual high-level initiative promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and by ISPI ( Italian Institute of International Political Studies) with the aim of rethinking traditional approaches to the territory by integrating the analysis of current challenges with new ideas and suggestions and to draw up a new “positive agenda”, addressing shared challenges both at regional and international level.
This year's edition was essentially dedicated to the effects of the pandemic on the Mediterranean region.
Launched in 2015, MED has quickly become the global hub for high-level dialogues on the broader Mediterranean, involving prominent leaders from Mediterranean governments, business, civil society, media and academia. Past editions have brought together more than 1,000 international leaders, including Heads of State and Ministers (among them, the King of Jordan, the Iraqi and Lebanese President, the Foreign Ministers of Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, United Arab Emirates United States, United States Secretary of State, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Envoy for Syria, as well as EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and First Vice-President of the Commission and many others).

The Italian Institute of International Political Studies (ISPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that provides cutting-edge research and workable policy options to government officials, business executives, and the general public who want to better understand international issues. Founded in 1934 in Milan, ISPI has always adopted a pragmatic approach in the analysis of geographical areas and topics of particular interest for Italy and Europe. ISPI is the only Italian Institute - and among the few in Europe - that combines policy-oriented research with an equally significant commitment to education and training, conferences and advice on international trends.
In particular, the Institute is the main Italian forum for debate on international affairs and promotes international events including annual conferences (such as Rome MED), bilateral dialogue forums with France, Germany, Switzerland and Russia and closed-door meetings for an audience selected. In 80 years ISPI has built a vast network of think tanks in Europe and around the world and since 2014 it has been the think tank that represents Italy in the Think20 (T20), an advisory body of the G20.

The four pillars
Rome MED is based on four pillars: shared prosperity, shared security, migration and civil society and culture. Debates on these issues aim to complement analyzes of current challenges with new ideas and suggestions to increase economic cooperation, overcome regional rivalries and conflicts and ensure that adequate incentives for sustainable development are set in motion
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