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, the Anna Lindh Italy Federation and other member organizations and associations celebrated Women's Day at the Museum of Peace - MAMT with webinar links in various Mediterranean countries. Despite the restrictions due to the spread of the coronavirus, thanks to the videoconferencing systems present on the various floors of the museum, it was possible to connect with various Euro-Mediterranean countries and, in particular, with those adhering to the "Kimiyya" program launched in 2017 by the Mediterranean Foundation.
President Capasso thanked the women of the various countries who collaborated and, in particular, all the women involved in the front line in the care of the sick caused by the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

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The "Churchill Room" of the Museum of Peace - MAMT represents a unique testimony of history that attracts visitors, even remotely, from all over the world.
Within these walls, the great statesman laid the foundations for the historic speech on the "United States of Europe" and many "European" visitors reread the text next to the historic desk.
Among objects, artifacts, videos, rare documents and so on, there are also high-definition reproductions of the main paintings by Winston Churchill.
Among these the latest recently sold at auction: the view of Marrakech made by the former British premier in January 1943, until now part of the art collection of Angelina Jolie who received it as a gift in 2011 from her ex-husband Brad Pitt .
"The tower of the Koutoubia mosque" - whose high definition image can be enjoyed in the Museum, along with other paintings by the statesman such as the famous view of the Pompeii excavations - was sold for 7 million pounds in London by the auction house Christie's.
President Capasso retraces the history of the painting: "Churchill, in love with Marrocco, gave 'The tower of the Koutoubia mosque' to the US president, his ally, Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the Second World War. Churchill visited Morocco for the first time in 1935 and fell in love with it for the quality of the light he found there. The work, which bears the initials W.S.C, was donated by Churchill to Roosevelt after the Casablanca conference of 1943, in which they agreed on the strategy to defeat Nazi Germany, and on the eve of the Neapolitan stay at the Grand Hotel de Londres. After ten days at the summit, the British leader invited his North American counterpart to accompany him to visit one of his favorite places, stating: 'You can't go as far as North Africa without seeing Marrakech [...]. I have to be with you when you see the sunset over the Atlas Mountains, "the British Prime Minister told the US president. After five hours of travel, the two leaders arrived in the Moroccan city and Roosevelt was so fascinated by that sunset that the premier did not hesitate to extend his stay in Marrakech to immortalize the scene and offer it as a souvenir to the American president. Sir Winston Churchill had started painting Moroccan scenes after being encouraged to visit the country by his painting master, Sir John Lavery. On his first visit in 1935, he felt that the light and the landscape were unrivaled, creating some 45 paintings of the country. "The tower of the Koutoubia mosque" stands out as the only painting created between 1939 and 1945. When Roosevelt died the painting was inherited by his son and has since passed through the hands of various owners until 2011, when it was acquired. by Brad Pitt ”.

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Like every year, the Museum of Peace held various events with school students and various groups of visitors on the occasion of the "Memorial Day".
In the Sala Israel - inaugurated by Shimon Peres - various videos were projected, some unpublished, too, on the Shoah and on the deportation of Jews to the various concentration camps.
Emotion and participation in particular by looking at the testimonies of Andra and Tatiana Bucci on the occasion of their visit to the Peace Museum. Their story is moving: daughters of a Jewish mother, in 1944 - when they were only 6 and 4 years old - they were deported to Auschwitz and survived.
Today Tatiana lives in Brussels, while Andra between the United States and Europe.
On this occasion, the book "Storia di Sergio" by Alessandra Viola, Andra Bucci and Tatiana Bucci was presented: the story of their Neapolitan cousin who died in concentration camps
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The creation of the International Mediterranean Day was announced at the end of 2020 to be celebrated on the 28 November, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, which laid the foundations of the UfM. On this occasion, 4 logos of the day were proposed which will be submitted to the vote of the main actors.
President Michele Capasso - who with the Fondazione Mediterraneo has been one of the protagonists of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership since 1990 and one of the main players in the Barcelona Process - expressed his satisfaction with this decision, recalling that the first proposal was approved at "II FORUM CIVILE EUROMED "held in Naples in December 1997. Similarly, Capasso expressed his appreciation for the proposed logos, communicating to the UfM the choice of the Mediterranean Foundation and the Anna Lindh Federation of the first logo depicting the olive branch, recalling a phrase by Braudel that said "the Mediterranean exists where the olive tree grows".

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