Mediterranean Award "Economy and Enterprise"
to Mohamed M. Abou El Enein
Businessman and Politician, EGYPT

The award was assigned Mohamed M. Abou El Enein for his efforts concerning the approximation of the Mediterranean peoples with regard to development; and exchanges. As an entrepreneur he is committed to valorization of the cultural and artistic heritage of Egypt and the countries Mediterranean waters of the South Bank.
Founder and president of Cleopatra Group, is the promoter of many important entrepreneurial projects. From 1995 to 2011 he was a member of the Egyptian Parliament, of which he has presided over various commissions and that he has represented in international fora.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 25 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Istitutions"
to Dario Franceschini
Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, ITALY

The award was assigned to Dario Franceschini  for his forward-looking political and institutional vision aimed at enhancing the cultural heritage of the Italian Republic, among the most important in the world.
Its revolutionary action of transforming cultural sites into places of fruition with multidisciplinary activities has enabled the best enhancement by multiplying visitors from all parts of the world. In its four years of government, "significant results" have been obtained in the culture and tourism sector, thanks to a continuous and silent commitment made possible by the passion and competence that daily animate personnel and professionalism of Mibact.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 14 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Art and Creativity"
to Ornella Vanoni
Singer and artist, ITALY

Ornella Vanoni is a great interpreter of the Italian song. His unique and distinctive style of interpretation characterizes his art, bringing to success songs of the most important Italian singer and songwriters.
His interpretations have involved various areas of society over the years: from the songs of mala to bossa nova and jazz. During his long career, he has participated in eight editions of the Sanremo Festival: in this last edition, Ornella Vanoni has been awarded the "Sergio Endrigo Award for best interpretation".
In recognition of a long career and, in particular, the consistency with which he has traversed a long section of the history of Italian song, Ornella Vanoni is awarded the "Mediterranean Award for Art and Creativity" 2018.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 14 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Raffaele Capasso for Legality"
a
Catello Maresca and his Boys
Magistrate, ITALY

The award was assigned to Catello Maresca and his guys  because he proves that there may be a different Naples that can give the chance to those who have none. His experience as a magistrate has fueled the belief that crime and the mafias can be fight also by helping the boys to be "hunters of the positive" and "producers of the future".

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 05 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honour for Legality"
to
Luigi Riello
General  Attorney at the Court of Appeal of Naples, ITALY

The award was assigned to Luigi Riello for his daily commitment against the Mafia and for the courage to speak the truth at the opening of the judicial year. His action is aimed at establishing the binomial "justice-legality" as the foundation of ethics in politics and society.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 05 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Omcom"
to
Cesare Sirigano
Magistrate, ITALY

The award was assigned to Cesare Sirignano for his silent and continuous commitment in facing the mafia not only in Campania but also in Tuscany without ever underestimating it.
His determination to make important decisions against the mafia, they are an example for young people and for those who pursue the values of legality and social justice.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 05 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Peace Builder"
to HE Dr
. Mana Saeed Al Otaiba
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

The award was assigned to Mana Saeed Al-Otaiba in consideration of his career, his works, his poems and his various responsibilities that have always allowed him to defend a peaceful cohesion and mutual respect among peoples.
Mana Saeed Al-Otaiba has always been able, in his various functions and in his innumerable poetic and literary works, to combine the necessity of living together with development, succeeding in spreading a universal humanism.
He caressed the dream of seeing reality bow before the ideal, transitory politics before the alliance between science and virtue; it has brought together the taste for research, the ardor of knowledge and the will to share with everyone a system of values, helping to ensure the rapprochement between peoples and nations.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 03 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Culture"
to
Khalid bin Khalifa al Khalifa
Executive Director of the ISA Cultural Center, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

The award was assigned to Khalid bin Khalifa al Khalifa for his efforts concerning cultural diversity and interreligious dialogue.
In his capacity as executive director of the ISA Cultural Center, he worked for the affirmation of respect between different cultures and religious faiths as a heritage of humanity.
His action, appreciated all over the world, is today more than ever necessary for the defense of human rights and for a lasting dialogue capable of spreading and consolidating a great coalition of shared values and interests.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 03 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Cultural Heritage"
to
Roberto Reggi
Director General of the State Property Agency, ITALY

The award was assigned to Roberto Reggi for his efforts in the valorisation and redevelopment of Italian public real estate assets.
His strategic vision aimed at the recovery and regeneration of public property has allowed in recent years to transform old abandoned buildings, urban vacuums, opportunities for development and economic and social growth for the country. At the helm of the Agenzia del Demanio, thanks also to the support of a united and motivated "team", it was able to grasp the market's expectations, combining it with the regulatory opportunities, inserting the assets into suitable circuits for their future destination.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 03 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Innovation and Quality of Life"
to
Domenico de Masi
Sociologist, ITALY

The award was assigned to Domenico De Masi, for his tireless and passionate research aimed at delineating transformations for a better future and to rebalance work commitments with the set of activities that enhance human existence. The intense and multiform action of Domenico De Masi is absolutely not due to a single disciplinary sector or national borders.
The award is attributed to him for having succeeded in determining a marvelous interweaving of actions and occasions, for having also promoted and contributed to the realization of paradigmatic architectural interventions, for the extraordinary continuous competent presence in the cultural debate.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 03 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Architecture" Special Edition
to Massimo Pica Ciamarra
Architect/Pica Ciamarra Associati, ITALY

The award was assigned to Massimo Pica Ciamarra, for the utopian tension that projects and theoretical construction show, for the commitment in affirming a close relationship between formal expression and human behavior, for the generous contribution to a systemic vision in the processes of transformation of living environments.
Among the pioneers of the ecological approach in architecture, for its multifaceted activity has obtained not a few international acknowledgments. The attribution to Massimo Pica Ciamarra of the "special edition" of the Mediterranean Award for Architecture, highlights the exceptional nature of the long route and bears witness to a simultaneous interest in its future.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 03 May 2018

Mediterranean Award "Environment and Co-developpment"
to Mustapha Bakkoury
President of the Moroccan Agency of Solar Energy, MOROCCO

The award was assigned Mustapha Bakouri for his efforts on renewable energy and sustainable development. As president of the Casablanca-Settat Region and of the Moroccan Agency of Solar Energy, he is committed in protecting the environment and developing energy everyday, while respecting the ecosystem and the quality of life.
Its revolutionary aim to transform Morocco into one of the most energetic countries from an energy point of view has allowed the enhancement of large energy basins, setting itself as an example worldwide.

Awarding Ceremony
Naples, 03 May 2018