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).

 

 

On the occasion of World Water Day, the award ceremony for the "Mediterranean Award 2019" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
The "Medal of Honor for the Environment and Co-Development" was awarded to András Szöllősi-Nagy - chair of the "Soutainable Water Future" program and former rector of UNESCO's Water Education Institute - for constant and significant efforts to improve water resource management and access to water and sanitation services, in order to overcome poverty and tackle social and economic inequalities in the world.

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On the occasion of World Water Day, the award ceremony for the "Mediterranean Award 2019" was held at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
The "Medal of Honor for the Environment and Co-Development” was awarded to Michela Miletto, deputy coordinator of the UNESCO UN program WWAP, for the constant and significant commitment to improve the management of water resources and access to water and sanitation services health care, in order to overcome poverty and tackle social and economic inequalities in the world.

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Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honor for Civil Society"
to Giuseppe Antoci
Politic

To Giuseppe Antoci - former president of the Parco dei Nebrodi from 2013 to 13 February 2018 - for having introduced a protocol for the allocation of land rents, which provides for the presentation of the anti-mafia certificate even for those with a value of less than 150,000 euros.
This "Legality Protocol" was first extended to all of Sicily - signed by all the Prefects of the island - and then implemented by the new anti-mafia code on 27 September 2017: it is now applied throughout Italy. Three years ago, on May 18, 2016, Antoci was the victim of a Mafia attack, from which he emerged unscathed thanks to the armored car and the intervention of the escort.
Defined by the writer Andrea Camilleri as "A Hero of our times", Giuseppe Antoci has proven to be a brave person who, doing his duty, fights the mafia and lawlessness.
For this he is awarded this prize
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Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 18 may 2019

Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honor Institutions"
to
Pasquale Angelosanto
Brigadier General and Commander of the Special Operational Grouping of the Carabinieri (ROS)

To Pasquale Angelosanto, for his daily commitment in the fight against the mafia and terrorism, in defense of the values ​​and fundamental rights of the human person.
His commitment against subversion and terrorism - already starting with the investigations into the murders of Prof. Massimo d'Antona and Prof. Marco Biagi, killed by the Red Brigades, and counteracting the activities of the 'ndrangheta Ruga-Gallace Novella, working between Anzio and Nettuno - highlighted her investigative skills but, above all, her human qualities.
The ROS is heir to the special anti-crime sections of General Carlo Alberto from the Church: and it is precisely to his teachings that General Angelosanto refers to, reminding his Carabinieri to “not stop at the episode, to analyze the context, to reason and move as the 'opponent; not to settle after the first blow, but to continue and dismantle the whole criminal group ".
An example on which General Angelosanto bases his daily action, to which this Award is assigned
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Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 18 may 2019

Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honor to the memory for Social Solidarity"
to Luciano Tavazza
Journalist

To Luciano Tavazza, a man, a believer and a volunteer who taught us how profoundly free politics can be: that means not only doing something for others without money, but above all taking responsibility responsibly and free of human coexistence and consequently the social dimension and human of every person.
With her life she emphasized the ethical primacy of solidarity with respect to the sphere of utility, acting without ulterior motives to meet every person in need, helping her to respond to those needs that make her poor, marginalized, dependent.
A political choice of commitment to change what can and must be changed by recalling the Constitution of the Italian Republic: not just a Charter to remember or to frame, but a daily commitment to achieve that Moral Constitution, Rights and Duties that it presupposes.
This Award is given to the memory of Luciano Tavazza, so that his work is not forgotten and our common commitment to others is not satisfied with a world that does not want to change anything
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Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 18 may 2019

Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honor for Culture"
to Annella Prisco
Journalist, writer

To Annella Prisco, for her work and, in particular, for the book “Girasoli al vento. Riflessioni e ricordi su mio padre (Guida editori)” in which the author remembers her father Michele, one of the most significant protagonists of twentieth-century literature.
Annella Prisco prefers, for this writing, to narrate the human side of the father, retracing pages of life lived, of family life, accompanied by reflections on the times we live, on how much the world has changed in just fifteen years, the way of communicating and to live.
These beautiful pages of memories fly away lightly and at the same time are veiled by melancholy for the figure of a father, as well as a writer, affectionate and present who has always had a special relationship with his two daughters Annella and Caterina.
Annella Prisco uses the metaphor of the "Sunflowers" writing: "We are sunflowers in the wind, moved by the current of the unknowns, of the sudden change of the scenarios, but with the ability to turn, despite everything, always looking towards the sun, towards a near horizon or far away, but nevertheless welcoming for everyone, in the perennial game of the parts, which is the becoming and the destiny of human history".
This Award is given to Annella Prisco as a worthy heir of a True Culture
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Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 18 may 2019

Mediterranean Award "Omcom"
to
Francesco Emilio Borrelli
Regional Councilor of Campania, ITALY

During the 26th Anti-Mafia Summit - organized in Naples at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT by the Fondazione Mediterraneo, the Fondazione Caponnetto and the Mediterranean Observatory on Organized Crime and the Mafia (OMCOM) - the OMCOM AWARD 2019 was awarded to Francesco Emilio Borrelli, Regional Councilor of Campania, for his social and political commitment.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 18 may 2019

Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honour for Environment and Co-Development"
to
Lucio Ubertini
UNESCO UN program WWAP

He is awarded for the constant and significant commitment to improve the management of water resources and access to water and sanitation services health care, in order to overcome poverty and tackle social and economic inequalities in the world.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 22 march 2019

Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honour for Environment and Co-Development"
to
András Szöllősi-Nagy
Chair of the "Soutainable Water Future" program and former rector of UNESCO's Water Education Institute

He is awarded for the constant and significant commitment to improve the management of water resources and access to water and sanitation services health care, in order to overcome poverty and tackle social and economic inequalities in the world.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 22 march 2019

Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honour for Environment and Co-Development"
to
Michela Miletto
Deputy coordinator of the UNESCO UN program WWAP

Is rewarded for the constant and significant commitment to improve the management of water resources and access to water and sanitation services health care, in order to overcome poverty and tackle social and economic inequalities in the world.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 22 march 2019

The award ceremony of the "Mediterranean Award of Peace 2018" was held to Emma Bonino in Naples, at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
Among those who have already received this recognition Leah Rabin, Najib Mahfouz, Shirine Ebadi and others.
The Mediterranean Prize is internationally renowned and is supported by many international institutions.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of various countries and members of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation.

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