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).



During a ceremony held at the Museum of Peace - MAMT was awarded to all the poets of Israel the "Mediterranean Award for Poetry" 2018.
Vincenzo De Lucia, Vice President of Poets for Peace, has reviewed the stages of the Award and mentioned some of the previous assignees: among them the writers of the former Yugoslavia Sidran Abdulah and Izet Sarajlic and the American L. Ron Hubbard. Immediately thereafter, the Awarding Ceremony for 2018 was introduced in favor of all Israeli poets.
In the motivations we read: "On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 30th Anniversary of the Mediterranean Foundation, the International Committee has deliberated the award of the Mediterranean Award 2018 in favor of all the Israeli poets engaged in the promotion of a culture of peace.
The award will be presented in Israel during an important event.

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The ceremony of the "Mediterranean Diplomacy and Development Award 2018" awarded to MOHAMED ABOU EL ENEIN took place in Naples, at the headquarters of the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
Present a large delegation of diplomats and journalists of the Arab Republic of Egypt, led by the Ambassador of Egypt in Italy HISHAM MOHAMED MOUSTAFA BADR.
This award is an artistic work created by the sculptor MARIO MOLINARI which represents a symbol of peace and common life: among those who have already received this recognition in the Arab world the late NAJIB MAHFOUZ.
The Mediterranean Prize is internationally renowned and is supported by many international institutions.
The ceremony was attended by diplomats from various countries and members of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and of the “Federazione Anna Lindh Italia”.

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A few hours after the concert at the San Paolo "PINO E'", friends, fans and students have visited the "PINO DANIELE ALIVE" section of the Museum of Peace - MAMT plunging into a sea of emotions.
Among the many, Coco Bucci, a music producer who came from Chicago who is moved reminding the fraternal friend Pino: he takes his leave by thanking President Capasso and the Fondazione Mediterraneo for having wanted to ensure "the continuity of having Pino always with us".

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