2013 (EN)

The Fondazione Mediterraneo, through its president Michele Capasso, board member Pia Molinari and other members , participated in a meeting organized by the Municipality of Naples (the Work Committee) on the question of “Naples in the Mediterranean for the Mediterranean”. The aim of the convention was to bring together the various players active in Naples on euro-Mediterranean issues to promote the city as a concrete actor for the region.
The objectives area those of “building” relations especially among cities and to avoid duplication.
In his speech, President Capasso summarized the 20 year history of the Fondazione’s work referring to the important role it has had for the city of Naples and hoping that this initiative would lead to acknowledgment of the work carried out based on the criteria of “competence” and “inclusion”.
In this regard, President Capasso spoke of the existence of the “Euromedcity” network that has been bringing together people from Naples and the surrounding area for more than 15 years. He also referred to the Protocol signed by the Municipality of Naples on 13 February 2012 by which the Fondazione was delegated the responsibility for relation with Mediterranean countries on a non-exclusive basis.
The Moroccan Ambassador, Hassan Abouyoub , a long-standing supporter of the Fondazione and the “Casa del Maghreb Arabo” – inaugurated on 26 July 2012 in the presence of Mayor Magistris – called for a new language to be developed and the question of “Euro-Mediterranean” to be dealt with not only as a “Mediterranean” question. He used the expression coined by Pia Molinari that “we are all in the same boat together, and difficult issues can only be solved by common actions”.

The Programme
The speech by Michele Capasso
The speech by’Ambassador Abouyoub
The speech by Mayor de Magistris
The speech by councillor Assessore Panini
Other interventions

The Casa del Maghreb Arabo
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Municipality of Naples and the Fondazione Mediterraneo

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