On Saturday 21st January, the Fondazione Mediterraneo awarded the Neapolitan master Rino Volpe the "Mediterranean Award Art and Creativity" 2006, during the ceremony held in the Vesuvio Room of the Maison de la Méditerranée, in the presence of many representative of the Mediterranean Countries, members of the BJCEM General Assembly.

The prize was awarded by Hon. Claudio Azzolini. The award was realized with the support of the book-publisher Ottavio Fabbri.