On March 14th 2003, in the presence of Mr. Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, was held at Maison de la Méditerranée the ceremony for the award of the “Mediterranean Peace Award”.
The Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo with Accademia del Mediterraneo - Maison de la Méditerranée – in collaboration with Regione Campania – assigned the Mediterranean Award for Peace 2003 to Father Elias Chacour, who received the award personally.