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 the Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture held in Naples the first edition of the International Peace Workshops entitled ‘Supporting dialogue through non-violence. From clash to reconciliation in the Euro-Mediterranean Region´.

Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo illustrated aims and contents.
Guest Speakers: Gianluca Solera (Anna Lindh Foundation), Paolo Beni (Arci), Flavio Lotti (Local Communities for Peace), Miralem Tursinovic´, Bosniak, ex combatant from Ngo Youth Resource Centre of Tuzla; Nouraldin Shehada, Palestinian, from Combatants for Peace; Gerard Foster, Northern Ireland, Catholic, from Teach Na Failte; Itamar Feigenbaum, Israeli, from Combatants for Peace and others, who confirmed the importance of this seminar where ex combatants met for the first time to speak and construct peace.

The workshop falls within the framework of the activities promoted by the Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture of Fondazione Mediterraneo, in order to prepare the Universal Forum of Cultures to be held in Naples in 2013.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo held in Naples the first edition of the International Peace Workshops from 15th through 17th October.

The 3 days of seminars were organized in Working Groups where the participants, ex combatants and non-violent activists, related and shared their experiences with the aim to create a network in Europe and in the Mediterranean for mutual support and exchange between social organizations and ex-combatants for reconciliation, non-violent conflict resolution and justice.

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On 14th October was held in Rome, at the Farnesina, the Press Conference introducing the International Peace Workshop, action organized by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Maison de la Paix – Casa Universale delle Culture, together with "Anna Lindh" Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and ARCI, in association with the movement Combatants for Peace and with the National Coordination of Local Communities for Peace and Human Rights.

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RETE ITALIANA/ITALIAN NETWORK 2005-2010
ATTORI IN DIALOGO/ACTORS IN DIALOGUE
Edizioni Magma - Fondazione Mediterraneo
March 2010 (ed. it/en) f.to 14x21; pp.480
ISBN: 88-8127-040-4

The book is a collection of info-files of all the members of the Italian Network of the "Anna Lindh" Euromediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures; it also shows activities and projects from 2005 to 2010.

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