2013 (EN)

The Awards ceremony for the “2013 Mare Nostrum Awards” took place in Rome.
Created by the “Grimaldi Magazine”, the Mare Nostrum Awards are dedicated to the promotion of Sea Motorways. Its aim is to valorize this exceptional opportunity for exchange, linking and sustainable development for all countries in the Mediterranean area. The prize money value of the Mare Nostrum Awards amounts to euro 50,000 as every year, shared among the first five award winners. The international panel of the Award is composed of eminent representatives from the fields of journalism and culture. In fact, its President Folco Quilici was assisted by Vassiliki Armogeni, Greek journalist for the magazine Efoplistis, Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Diana De Feo, RAI reporter, Mimmo Jodice, photographer, Paul Kyprianou, former President of the Associazione Armatori RoRo Europei.

The Awards Secretary is Luciano Bosso, journalist and director of Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum.

During the event, hosted by Massimo Giletti, the Ambassador of Morocco in Italy Hassan Abouyoub emphasized the need in such difficult times to “show courage” in every field to promote peace and development. In a convivial atmosphere, meeting with Min. Pl. Enrico Granara, Raffaele La Capria and and Folco Quilici, Michele Capasso referred to their joint experiences in dialogue and protection of the environment.