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”

During the international conference on arab Maghreb, president Michele Capasso relaunched the role of Naples - with the Arab Maghreb House inaugurated in 2012 - as a center of cultural, scientific, economic and social cooperation with the Arab Maghreb countries.

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During the international conference on the "Arab Maghreb", president Michele Capasso spoke with the former Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union Habib Ben Yahia.
Among the topics discussed there was that of need for a dialogue within Europe, the "Euro-European" dialogue to guarantee results in all Euro-Mediterranean policies.
"In fact - underlined Capasso - a region like Sicily is much closer and similar to Tunisia than to other European countries (such as Finland, Estonia or Lithuania): this is why a" Euro-European "dialogue is required in the cultural, social, economic and political spheres to better deal with programs and actions with the countries of the Southern Shore of the Mediterranean ".

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo took part in the international meeting organized by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and which was attended by speakers from various countries.
There are numerous issues addressed with the aim of giving back to sport an essential role in the process of social cohesion.
The Foundation intervened Giusi Badalamenti who welcomed President Capasso's greetings and presented the Foundation's thirty-year activity and the upcoming World Peace Forum, which will have as its main theme "Sport tool for peace".

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The Federazione Anna Lindh Italia participated in the 4th International Colloquium "The Maghreb, geo-historical determinism and strategic issues" organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Political Academy Forum.
The professor Capasso presided over the second scientific session dedicated to the "Challenges of integration of the Maghreb" and took part in the third scientific session dedicated to "The Maghreb and the other" with the report "The Great Mediterranean and the Arab Maghreb".
Anis Boufrika, head of tunisinian network of Anna Linfh Foundation participated in this meeting.

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Coordinator: Michele Capasso – Fondazione Mediterraneo
Animator: Fabrizio Mangoni – Federico II University – Architect, urbanist, expert in MD.
The Mediterranean Diet is example of "living" cultural heritage and driver of social cohesion.
To appreciate the Mediterranean Diet tale as life style a lot of creative work and research is still required to make the relationship between words and things, between stories of people and products of the earth, between saying and doing, between taste and emotions. The Mediterranean Diet food has methods of processing, preservation and maturing practiced in certain territories in a homogeneous manner, according to traditional rules and protracted over time. We speak about limited yield, entrusted to the tenacity of some operators, direct farmers and entrepreneurs.
The tradition factor confers, among other things, to the productions different useful characteristics:

  • historicity (origins of local communities and their close relationship with environment and territory)
  • familiarity (memory and vocations of one's historical roots)
  • rediscovery (search for quality, taste, details)
  • excellences (peculiar organoleptic characteristics).

The narration of the MD - using all available tools and technologies –can be an indispensable tool for companies to disseminate information on food safety, production techniques, control and guarantee systems, implementation of tourism linked to the emotional paths of food.
It is also desirable to reach a "universal philosophy" of the Mediterranean Diet able to support km "0" agro-products.
An appropriate narration can enhance the role of soil in the circular economy, especially referring to the main products of the Mediterranean Diet and the diffusion of EFH (Environment, Food and Healt) methodologies that aims to promoteaging in health and the fight against obesity.
Members of the Anna Lindh Italia Federation participated.

Esperti: Rossella Galletti – Università Suor Orsola Benincasa; Roula Papadopoulou – Region of Crete; Donatella Tramontano – Università Federico II e Gens ONG; Ferdinando Gandolfi – Region Campania; Marco Dianti, Ombretta Sciandra – Province of Trento; Elena Tsangaridi (Communication Officer of Troodos Dev.Company – Unesco Global Geopark).

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