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”

President Capasso spoke in Rome at the ceremony for the Eighth edition of the "International Meetings for Peace", by the Franciscans of Spain.
A march for peace that ends in Assisi, in communion with other congregations, among which the Salesian Family.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo has organized a new edition of the Summer School on the themes of peace and coexistence between cultures.
Significant moments were the meetings and Holy Masses in the refuge and in the small church dedicated to Maria Ausiliatrice under the guidance of Sister Maria Pia Giudici.

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A delegation of the Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in the celebrations on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
President Capasso recalled the two meetings with the South African president and the indelible teaching that traced the meaning of the Foundation's life and action.
Of particular importance is the speech given by Barak Obama: the former US president at Wanderers Stadium has launched an appeal for equality, change, hope, tolerance, and inclusion by referring to the values ​​for which he has fought throughout the life of the South African leader, inviting the world to take an example from the Nobel Peace Prize passed away on December 5, 2013.
Obama focused on the inequalities that afflict "many developing countries where riches end up in the pockets of the same people, strengthening the pattern of inequities and fueling corruption". A problem that, according to the former president, emerges even more "in the United States and in Western countries where the economic insecurity of middle-class families, of those who work in factories, on farms has grown. of millions of people are ignored, while few individuals hold too many powers, too much influence in the media and in economic life ".
At the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, the former president invited citizens all over the world to "believe in the facts", with a call for realism and against fake news. "Without the facts there is no basis for collaboration, if I say this is a podium and you say it's an elephant it will be difficult for us to collaborate." Among the crowd, who arrived early in the day to listen to him, there were also distinguished guests including Mandela's last wife, former Liberia president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former UN secretary general, Koffi Annan, and the former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.

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On the occasion of the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, President Michele Capasso presented the WORLD PEACE FORUM based on the values of equality and respect for human rights at the base of the life of the South African president who died in 2013.
The Councilor for the City of Naples Alessandra Sardu stressed the importance of the initiative and the role of the City of Naples to ensure the due success.
At the end of the work, an invitation was made to the representatives of the institutions and associations present to collaborate on this significant event for Italy and for the city of Naples.

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The EuroMeSCo annual  conference “Changing Euro-Mediterranean Lenses” brought together over 160 researchers, decision-makers, academics and representatives of civil society from 25 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean area to challenge some ideas that underpin Euro-Mediterranean relations.
In Euro-Mediterranean fora indeed, the focus is often on the state of the South and Southeast part of the Mediterranean and its impact on the European Union. In turn, this conference focused on how recent developments in Europe affect the southern shore of the Mediterranean and more generally Euro-Mediterranean relations. Similarly, Euro-Mediterranean policies are too often understood as policies of the European Union towards the Southern Mediterranean.
Therefore, this conference also looked at policies and strategies developed by southern Mediterranean countries vis-à-vis the EU and other partners.
The conference was co-organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the OCP Policy Center.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo, co-founder of the network, and the Federazione Anna Lindh Italy took part in the work.

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