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 and the Anna Lindh Italy Federation participated in the international prayer meeting for peace on the theme "No one is saved alone. Peace and fraternity ", promoted by the Community of Sant’Egidio.
On this occasion the "Appeal for peace" was signed by the participants.
President Michele Capasso, on the eve of the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, stressed "the importance of the meeting because precisely in this difficult moment due to the pandemic, it is essential to reaffirm the spirit of fraternity and union by considering us all together as brothers and sisters"
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On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the inauguration of the sculptor Mario Molinari's "Totem of Peace" at the Farnesina, a commemorative ceremony was held with the main participants in that event: from Princess WIjdan Al Hashemi of Jordan to Mons. Fouad Twal, formerly Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, and to the representatives of the Governments and Ambassadors who attended then.
President Michele Capasso underlined the importance of the "Totem of Peace" as a symbol that brings together many countries of the world: "Just on the eve of the peace meetings scheduled in Rome on 20 October 2020, having remembered the long journey of 'monumental work that the Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading throughout the world constitutes a call to brotherhood and unity - indispensable in a difficult moment in our history - also through symbols ”.

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In full compliance with the distancing and protection rules for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
For the "Institutions" section, the prize was awarded to the Island of Lampedusa, represented by the Mayor Dr. Salvatore Martello, present webinar.
Representatives of the political, cultural and institutional world of various Mediterranean countries and the members of the juries were present in the room.
The prize, consisting of the work "Totem of Peace" by the sculptor Mario Molinari, was symbolically awarded by the president prof. Michele Capasso and Dr. Pia Molinari waiting to carry out the official ceremony in Lampedusa in the coming weeks.
On the occasion of the Foundation's thirtieth anniversary, President Capasso recalled the many activities and "Laboratories for Peace" carried out in Lampedusa and culminating in the historic visit of Pope Francis on 8 July 2013 and the contemporary appeal launched in Lampedusa by the Foundation same day.
Mayor Martello thanked for the prestigious award that honors the island and its inhabitants.
On this occasion it was proposed to create the monumental work "Totem of Peace" on the Island of Lampedusa to strengthen the bond also in consideration that the relics of migrants present in the "Totem of Peace" in the Port of Naples (inaugurated by Pope Francis March 21, 2015) were brought by the Commander of the Coast Guard of Lampedusa.
On this occasion, the emotional journey of the Peace Museum - MAMT titled "Voices of Migrants" and dedicated to Lampedusa was presented in various languages
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In full compliance with the rules of distancing and protection for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo . Recognized among the most important awards thanks also to the quality of the juries representing 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries, this edition of the Award saw the assignment of a new section called "City of dialogue".
Numerous webinar links (*) with various Euro-Mediterranean countries.
Among those present the president of the Order of Engineers prof. Edoardo Cosenza, the members of the jury, the winners, prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra and representatives of the academic, artistic and cultural world of the Mediterranean.
The artist Ciccio Merolla performed in a concert of "Music for Peace".
On this occasion, the MEDITERRANEAN CITTÀ DEL DIALOGO AWARDS, the MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTIONS AWARD, the PLATE OF HONOR and the ARCHITECTURE AND CITY AWARDS were awarded.
Among the winners
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  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR INSTITUTIONS ON THE ISLAND OF LAMPEDUSA
    (Represented by the Mayor Dr. Salvatore Martello)
    Presentation by Michele Capasso, president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo

  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE TO THE ARCHITECT VINCENZO LATINA
    (Environmental rehabilitation and restoration of the former Lampedusa quarry)
  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE
    (special mention) TO ARCHITECTS FRANCESCO SCARDACCIONE AND ISHIMOTO
     
    (Faculty of Engineering in San Giovanni a Teduccio)

  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE
    (mention) TO THE ARCHITECT PASQUALE TIERNO
    (Urban Theater in Calvanico - Salerno)

  • PLATE OF HONOR AT THE GIROLAMINI LIBRARY
    (Represented by Dr. Antonella Cucciniello, Director of the Library and Monumental Complex of the Girolamini)

(*) The word "webinar" is a neologism born from the union of two English terms: "web" and "seminar" and refers to live participation in remote seminars or conferences through the use of new web technologies.

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On the afternoon of Saturday 3 October 2020 at the Museum of Peace - MAMT direct with Assisi and with Pope Francis for the signing of the new Encyclical "Brothers all" on fraternity and social friendship. The Holy Father at the Sacred Convent celebrated Holy Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis and, at the end, signed the encyclical.
Because of the health situation, the Holy Father wanted the visit to take place privately, without any participation of the faithful.
President Michele Capasso stressed the importance of the Encyclical precisely at a difficult time in the history of humanity
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