MAISON DES ALLIANCES (EN)

The spreading of terrorism on a planetary scale, the stalemate of the peace-keeping process and the ecological risks impose concrete efforts to meet new challenges: political, cultural, economic, social and environmental ones.

The Fondazione Mediterraneo has been concerned with these subjects, since 1994, working for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (Union for the Mediterranean) and for the development of the relations between  Europe and the Arab World through actions aiming at promoting dialogue between the different cultures.

In order to strengthen relations and cooperation between Europe and the Arab World – especially at a moment when the global crisis and the increasing tensions in the Middle East risk to stop the dialogue started by social and institutional actors - it is indispensable to promote an organic reflection and to valorize the examples of good practices, so as to make the best use of the available resources.

For these reasons the Fondazione Mediterraneo – together with the League of the Arab States and other institutional partners from European and Arab World Countries - has decided to establish the Maison des Alliances,  whose  primary aim is to promote, in the global scene, the neighbourhood among the Peoples of Europe, of the Mediterranean and of the Arab World by dissemination of knowledge and of centuries-old historical-cultural  memories, in order to strengthen  community and solidarity feelings, as well as raising awareness of shared  values and interests.

The journalist of "L'Avvenire" Gigio Rancilio, accompanied by his wife Luisa and daughter Giulia, visited the Museum of Peace - MAMT and the Maison des Alliances expressing his appreciation for the initiative.

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The Russian stage director Andrei Konchalovsky, son of the composer who wrote the Russian National Anthem , visited the Maison des Alliances where he was welcomed by Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari.
 During the vist, he expressed his approval for the actions carried out there, declaring that “History breathed among its walls”.

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Irina BokovaUNESCO Director General, accompanied by her husband Kalin Mitrev, visited the “Maison des Alliances” where they were welcomed by Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari.
On that occasion, she expressed her appreciation for the “magical” places that has been host to Heads of State, Nobel Prize Winners and other high profile dignitaries, as well as its “enormous passion” for promoting dialogue and peace throughout the Mediterranean and the world.

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