Mediterranean Awards

In 1996, the Fondazione Mediterraneo instituted the Mediterranean Awards (with various categories) that are granted every year to eminent personalities from the worlds of arts and culture, politics and science and social disciplines, whose actions have contributed to reducing tensions, breaking down cultural barriers and developing shared values in the Greater Mediterranean.

This Award is considered one of the most prestigious acknowledgements in the world.

Various events are associated with the Mediterranean Award, such as the “Euro-Mediterranean Concert for Dialogue Among Cultures” and the “Epiphany Concert” (organized by the Cultural Centre “Oltre il Chiostro” in collaboration with the Fondazione Mediterraneo. The latter event is broadcast by RaiUno and Rai International throughout the world every year on the morning of January 6th).

 

 

The "Mediterranean Award Raffaele Capasso for legality" was awarded to the "LIBERA" Association represented by Don Luigi Ciotti.
The ceremony took place in the Prefecture of Chieti in the presence of prefect Giacomo Barbato, president Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and civil, military and religious authorities.
Don Ciotti thanked for the recognition pointing out that its value is that of "We", as it is assigned to all men and all women who with the "LIBERA" association fight every day against the mafia and for the legality.

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The international Jury - composed of no less than 3 and no more than 5 members, most of them not architects - will complete its work by 10 July 2020 for the awarding of the Prizes (one for each category) and possible mentions.
The Jury has the faculty to assign "special mentions" to selected interventions, by itself, that is, not among the nominations received.

  • Prof. Abdelhak Azzouzi, International relations and political sciences (Morocco)
  • Prof. Pasquale Belfiore, architect (Italy)
  • Mohamed-El Aziz Ben Achour, former Minister of Culture (Tunisia)
  • Prof. Jorge Cruz Pinto, architect (Portogallo)
  • Prof. Eugenio Mazzarella, philosopher (Italy)

The "Medal of Honor Institutions" of the MEDITERRANEAN AWARD was awarded by the international juries to General Pasquale Angelosanto, commander of the Carabinieri Special Operations Group (ROS).
The award was presented by the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso and by the President of the Caponnetto Foundation Salvatore Calleri in the presence of representatives from various countries and institutions.

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The "Medal of Honor for Culture" of the MEDITERRANEAN AWARD was awarded by international juries to Annella Prisco, writer and cultural worker.
The award was presented by the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso after having read a comment on the work of the writer by journalist Massimo Milone, director of Rai Vaticano, unable to attend.
Representatives of various countries and institutions attended the ceremony.

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The "Medal of Honor for Social Solidarity" of the MEDITERRANEAN AWARD was attributed by the international juries to the memory of Luciano Tavazza.
The award was presented to the widow Nilla Manzi Tavazza by the president of the Association Tavazza Domenico De Simone and by Pia Molinari in the presence of representatives from various countries and institutions.

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The "Medal of Honor Civil Society" of the MEDITERRANEAN AWARD was awarded by international juries to Giuseppe Antoci, former president of the Nebrodi Park.
The award was presented by the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso and by the magistrate Catello Maresca in the presence of representatives of various countries and institutions.

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During the 26th Anti-Mafia Summit - organized in Naples at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT by the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Fondazione Caponnetto and the Mediterranean Observatory on Organized Crime and the Mafia (OMCOM) - the OMCOM AWARD 2019 was awarded to Francesco Emilio Borrelli, Regional Councilor of Campania, for his social and political commitment.

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During the conference "The Carabinieri and the Italian identity" held in the museum complex of San Leucio, the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo prof. Michele Capasso announced the assignment by international juries of the prestigious "MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR INSTITUTIONS 2019" to the Carabinieri Weapon.

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