On January 5th 2000 was held in Naples, at the Monastery of the church of S. Chiara, the ceremony for the award of Mediterranean Award 2000.
The Mediterranean Laboratory Foundation, with the Mediterranean Academy – Maison de la Méditerranée, awarded the following Prizes in the respective sections, assigned the Mediterranean Award "Culture” to Repubblic of Malta. The Prize was received by the Ambassador of Malta to Italy, Joseph Cassar.