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 - in particular the members of Puglia - participated in the "Mediterranean frontier of peace" reflection and spirituality meeting organized by the Italian Episcopal Conference.
Sixty bishops from the Mediterranean countries reflected on the current situation and on the indispensable interreligious dialogue.
Cardinal Bassetti said that Giorgio La Pira's dream has come true.
The event ended with the meeting of Pope Francis with the Cardinals and Bishops of the various countries representing the Catholic churches of the Mediterranean
President Capasso said he was impressed by the depth and importance of this initiative which is in full harmony with the action that the Mediterranean Foundation for dialogue and peace in the region has pursued for thirty years, "with a recognized anticipatory awareness when then, very few spoke of the Mediterranean”
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The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Italy Federationin particular the members of Puglia - participated in the celebration of the Holy Mass presided over by Pope Francis at the conclusion of the meetings of the CEI "Mediterranean frontier of Peace". The celebration was attended by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.
President Capasso said he was moved by this initiative which made Giorgio La Pira's dream come true, which inspired the birth of the Mediterranean Foundation just 30 years ago.

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President Michele Capasso participated in Barcelona at the start of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process promoted by the European Union and the Mediterranean partner countries for a political, cultural, scientific and social partnership.
"The Fondazione Mediterraneo has been and is the protagonist of this process - said President Capasso - having carried out the main events and actions since its birth in 1995: from the Euromed Civil Forums to the Euro-Mediterranean Conferences up to the latest initiatives such as the Peace Museum and the Mediterranean. The Barcelona Process was an important opportunity that helps us reflect on what has been accomplished but, above all, on the challenges that await us in the near future".

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Federazione Anna Lindh Italia participated in the seminar on the theme "TOURIST DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES OF THE HISTORICAL CENTER: NAPLES, FLORENCE AND BARCELONA IN COMPARISON", underlining the urgent need to avoid the destruction of the historic centers and with it the memory of ancient crafts and knowledge.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation participated in the seminar promoted by the foreign department of DEMA entitled "THE REFORM OF CITIZENSHIP BETWEEN IUS SOLI AND IUS CULTURAE".
After the speeches of
Alessandra Sardu, Luigi De Magistris, Sandro Ruotolo and other speakers, the president Michele Capasso underlined the importance of planning and acting referring to the global scenario of 2050 in order to propose solutions consistent with the great climatic, demographic and social issues that await us in the very near future.

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