2017 (EN)

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT hosted the General Assembly of the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions).
The important challenges of this historic moment for Europe oblige the Regions to take a number of positions, because what is happening is certainly a renationalisation of policies that does not always adequately take into account the impact on territories. The situation in the Mediterranean has had a huge impact on the distance between citizens and Europe. And the CPMR's role at this time is strategic.
Delegates from 60 European and Mediterranean regions attended.
Apostolos Katsifaras, President of the Dytiki Ellada region and President of the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission, said in his address of greeting that he felt at home here - Fondazione Mediterraneo - which saw the birth of many international organisations and hosted meetings of the CPMR and the IMC. Deep emotion expressed on the links between Raffaele Capasso and Andreas Papandreou represented in the section of the Peace Museum - MAMT.
Serena Angioli, Councillor of Campania for the European Funds, Youth, European Cooperation and the Mediterranean Basin, said:"This two days was a first opportunity to discuss the prospects opened up also for the Regions by the European Strategy of the Western Mediterranean, the challenges that weigh on the future of European cohesion policy and on multilevel cooperation in the Mediterranean Basin that these days, in the face of the great challenge of migration phenomena, acquires a strategic importance also with respect to the world Sub The IMC moves on two levels: one political, i. e. positioning itself in relation to political decision-makers at other levels of government, the other through the implementation of projects between regions and territories that create de facto cohesive. Therefore, a major post-2020 challenge for the Regions of the so-called' southern shore' of Europe".
President Michele Capasso in his speech presented the "Kimyya" project of the Italian FAL Network and illustrated the FAL Documentation Centre, welcoming the quotation in the Final Declaration by the participants in the Assembly.