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).

 

 

In full compliance with the distancing and protection rules for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
Recognized among the most important awards thanks also to the quality of the juries representing 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries, this edition of the Award saw the assignment of a new section called "City of dialogue".
On this occasion, the artist Ciccio Merolla performed in a concert of "Music for Peace" with the special instruments that characterize his art.
Great recognition by guests from various countries
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In full compliance with the distancing and protection rules for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
On this occasion, the plaque of honor was awarded to the "Library and Monumental Complex of the GIrolamini of Naples".
The president of the Mediterranean Foundation prof. Michele Capasso presented the new director of the Library and the Monumental Complex of the Girolamini of Naples dr.ssa Antonella Cucciniello, who withdrew the plaque from the hands of prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra, member of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, on behalf of the Cenacle of culture and science
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In full compliance with the rules of distancing and protection for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo . Recognized among the most important awards thanks also to the quality of the juries representing 43 Euro-Mediterranean countries, this edition of the Award saw the assignment of a new section called "City of dialogue".
Numerous webinar links (*) with various Euro-Mediterranean countries.
Among those present the president of the Order of Engineers prof. Edoardo Cosenza, the members of the jury, the winners, prof. Massimo Pica Ciamarra and representatives of the academic, artistic and cultural world of the Mediterranean.
The artist Ciccio Merolla performed in a concert of "Music for Peace".
On this occasion, the MEDITERRANEAN CITTÀ DEL DIALOGO AWARDS, the MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTIONS AWARD, the PLATE OF HONOR and the ARCHITECTURE AND CITY AWARDS were awarded.
Among the winners
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  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR INSTITUTIONS ON THE ISLAND OF LAMPEDUSA
    (Represented by the Mayor Dr. Salvatore Martello)
    Presentation by Michele Capasso, president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo

  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE TO THE ARCHITECT VINCENZO LATINA
    (Environmental rehabilitation and restoration of the former Lampedusa quarry)
  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE
    (special mention) TO ARCHITECTS FRANCESCO SCARDACCIONE AND ISHIMOTO
     
    (Faculty of Engineering in San Giovanni a Teduccio)

  • MEDITERRANEAN AWARD CITY OF DIALOGUE
    (mention) TO THE ARCHITECT PASQUALE TIERNO
    (Urban Theater in Calvanico - Salerno)

  • PLATE OF HONOR AT THE GIROLAMINI LIBRARY
    (Represented by Dr. Antonella Cucciniello, Director of the Library and Monumental Complex of the Girolamini)

(*) The word "webinar" is a neologism born from the union of two English terms: "web" and "seminar" and refers to live participation in remote seminars or conferences through the use of new web technologies.

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In full compliance with the distancing and protection rules for Covid 19, the award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award 2020" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT in Naples, which inaugurated the celebratory activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo .
For the "Institutions" section, the prize was awarded to the Island of Lampedusa, represented by the Mayor Dr. Salvatore Martello, present webinar.
Representatives of the political, cultural and institutional world of various Mediterranean countries and the members of the juries were present in the room.
The prize, consisting of the work "Totem of Peace" by the sculptor Mario Molinari, was symbolically awarded by the president prof. Michele Capasso and Dr. Pia Molinari waiting to carry out the official ceremony in Lampedusa in the coming weeks.
On the occasion of the Foundation's thirtieth anniversary, President Capasso recalled the many activities and "Laboratories for Peace" carried out in Lampedusa and culminating in the historic visit of Pope Francis on 8 July 2013 and the contemporary appeal launched in Lampedusa by the Foundation same day.
Mayor Martello thanked for the prestigious award that honors the island and its inhabitants.
On this occasion it was proposed to create the monumental work "Totem of Peace" on the Island of Lampedusa to strengthen the bond also in consideration that the relics of migrants present in the "Totem of Peace" in the Port of Naples (inaugurated by Pope Francis March 21, 2015) were brought by the Commander of the Coast Guard of Lampedusa.
On this occasion, the emotional journey of the Peace Museum - MAMT titled "Voices of Migrants" and dedicated to Lampedusa was presented in various languages
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Mediterranean Award "Institutions"
to the Island of Lampedusa
represented by the Mayor Salvatore Martello, Italy

The Island of Lampedusa represents an example of integration and coexistence between men and women of different faiths, cultures, origins. The phenomenon of migration has made the inhabitants of Lampedusa protagonists of a "New Humanism" that Pope Francis himself, in his historic visit to Lampedusa on July 8, 2013, indicated as the only way to counter the "Globalization of indifference".
The Mayor Salvatore Martello represents the example of this humanism: in the meeting with Pope Francis on 10 September 2020 he gave the pontiff a cross made by a Lampedusan craftsman with the wood of the migrant boats and a t-shirt with the words "I am fisherman ".
Pope Francis recalled on this occasion the importance of remaining human by remaining united: “When even in an ocean two ideas that survive the waves meet, something extraordinary can be born”.
In recognition of the capacity of reception, help and integration of the Lampedusans towards migrants, which always manifested itself and even in tragic situations, the juries of the "Mediterranean Prize", symbolically met on 3 October 2020 - anniversary of the Lampedusa massacre in which hundreds of migrants - awarded to the Island of Lampedusa, represented by the Mayor Salvatore Martello, the "MEDITERRANEAN AWARD 2020 INSTITUTIONS"
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Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 08 october 2020

Mediterranean Award "City of Dialogue"
to Vincenzo Latina
Architect, Italy

The Mediterranean Award "City of Dialogue" for architecture was awarded to the environmental rehabilitation and restoration project of the former Lampedusa quarry by Vincenzo Latina which, alongside the functional and structural recovery of a quarry, offers a museum of memory with of the history of the island and those of the contemporary tragedy linked to migration.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 08 october 20208

Mediterranean Award "City of Dialogue" - (special mention)
to Francesco Scardaccione and Ishimoto Europe
Architect, European Headquarters, Italy

The special mention of the Jury was assigned to the project of the Faculty of Engineering at San Giovanni a Teduccio in Naples because it inserts a highly valuable function in the eastern area of the Neapolitan coast, redeeming its decay and contributing to the socio-economic revitalization of the neighborhood.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 08 october 2020

Mediterranean Award "City of Dialogue" - (mention)
to Pasquale Tierno
Architect, Italy

The mention was assigned to the project of an urban theater in Calvanico (Sa) by Pasquale Tierno which gives new sense and urban vitality to a residual area of the town through a small urban theater that infiltrates the pre-existing fabric creating a meeting place and exchange.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 08 october 2020