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 Fondazione Mediterraneo with its "Euromedcities" section and the Anna Lindh Italy Federation with many of their respective members participated in the event for peace 'Cities stand with Ukraine' organised by Eurocities in Florence in Piazza Santa Croce, crowded with flags of peace and Ukraine.
A video with the recently deceased President of the European Parliament David Sassoli talking about Europe and peace, preceded by 17 bells, one for each day of the war in Ukraine, ringing from the basilica of Santa Croce opened the event.
About 20,000 people were in the square.
In his speech, delivered in 2019 in Florence on the occasion of the extraordinary city council meeting on "The legacy of Giorgio La Pira in today's Europe", Sassoli stressed: "When we have reached the end of the European construction, because we are still inside a building site and we have to send it on, we have to write a nice sign 'Work in progress' on it; when at the end the European construction will be finished and many walls will have collapsed and so much nationalist spirit will vanish to bring out how beautiful it is to feel Italian, but without this nationalist spirit that makes you be separate and different and divided from others, what will there be at the end? Europe will be our cities," he added, "and Florence will have an advantage because it has had a wealth of experience and knowledge. And it will know where to take the world and help it to grow. And to live in peace".
"This war was not started by us, this is the cynical and cruel invasion by Russia, this is the war against the Ukrainian people". This was stated by Volodymyr Zelenskyj, President of Ukraine, speaking via video link to the Eurocities event in Florence. "I greet all the friends of Ukraine, of Europe all friends of freedom I know that today you are that over 100 thousand in different squares of different cities we Ukrainians are grateful". Russian armed forces have surrounded Ukrainian cities and want to destroy them. They bomb 24 hours a day, they bomb clinics, churches, squares, which are like yours," Zelensky added. "This war is not only against Ukrainians but against the values that unite us, against our way of life" in the West. "Tell your politicians to close the skies of Ukraine", "from rockets, from Russian planes, from missiles": this is the strong appeal of the president of Ukraine, to the square in Florence. Thunderous and long applause broke out in Piazza Santa Croce as the President of Ukraine spoke from Kiev. The connection had two brief interruptions but was quickly restored. "We must stand together in the European Community, it is important for Ukraine," he said.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Federation participated in the Mercadante Theatre - adjacent to the seat of the Fondazione and the Museum of Peace MAMT - in the presentation to the City of Naples of the new guidelines for the cultural policy of Naples and its metropolitan area, outlining the course for the coming years and defining the nine strategic priorities that will inspire the work of the Administration.
Three actions are already in the pipeline: the development of a structure, under exclusive public ownership, capable of caring for, protecting, maintaining and enhancing cultural sites; the upgrading of municipal libraries; and the strengthening of the music sector aimed at consolidating the role of 'Naples as a city of music'.
A month of discussion awaits us. Ideas from the world of culture will be collected and will integrate and enrich the operational programme.
TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 2022 - 2026 CULTURE PLAN, YOU CAN SUBMIT A PROPOSAL BY FILLING IN THE FORM AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: https://www.comune.napoli.it/culturanapoli2022-2026-proposte

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation fully shared the analysis carried out by the ISPI (Institute for International Political Studies) and expressed great concern over this serious violation of international law.
President Capasso shared the concerns expressed by all Heads of State and Government - "there is an attack on freedom and democracy". Let us not allow, he added, "the borders of Europe to be drawn by force".

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President Michele Capasso participated in the HUMAN RIGHTS DAY with many events organised at the Museum of Peace - MAMT by the Anna Lindh Federation.
World Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10 December every year all over the world and commemorates the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. The birth of this important document took place in the immediate post-war period, when European and Asian territories were devastated by the aftermath of the Second World War and the whole world was horrified by the discovery of the concentration camp system devised by the Nazi regime.
The 58 countries that were members of the UN at the time, seeking redemption after the horrors of the conflict, incorporated into the Charter a centuries-old elaboration of humanitarian and civil principles, condensed into a list of 30 articles, which took their cue from the great constituent documents of the history of mankind, such as the American Declaration of Independence of 1776 or the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen born of the French Revolution. The declared aim was to spread the values of democracy, diversity and tolerance throughout the world.

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