The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso has delivered the Mediterranean Award for Institutions Mustapha Ben Jaafar 2014, President of the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia,'' for his contribution - it is written in the grounds - the birth of the Constituent Assembly of Tunisia and the new Constitution, which enshrines social justice and civil liberties and individual as well indissoluble of the nascent Tunisian democracy".

In his speech, the Ambassador of Tunisia in this Italian Naceur Mestiri, President Ben Jaafar said:

"I receive this prestigious award, consisting of the "Totem of Peace" by the great sculptor Mario Molinari, on behalf of all the people and the elected Tunisian Constituent National Assembly. Tunisia, thanks to its revolution and the sacrifices of young people marked a historic turning point for the construction of a free and democratic society which will be an essential element for the consolidation of peace in the Mediterranean."

Before the ceremony of award of the Mediterranean, President Ben Jaafar and the Tunisian delegation were received at the Quirinale Palace by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano.

President Ben Jaafar also intervened at the Congress of European Socialists to bring the Tunisian example, cornerstone of the new Europe for the Mediterranean.