THE FOUNDATION IN TURIN ON THE OCCASION OF THE BOOK FAIR

On the occasion of the Turin Book Fair, the Fondazione Mediterraneo organized various events. Among the speakers were President Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and other members of the Fondazione.
On this occasion, President Capasso recalled the longstanding relationship with the Book Fair since 1995, when the then Director Guido Accornero, accompanied by the Mayor of Turin Valentino Castellani, participated in the presentation of the multi-year programs of the Fondazione.
In the following years, the Fondazione Mediterraneo participated with its own stand at various editions of the Salone de Libro, presenting the main titles of its publishing series and organizing events with the main members of the Fondazione's scientific committee: from Predrag Matvejevic to Tahar Ben Jelloun, from Claudio Magris to Vincenzo Consolo, from Baltasar Porcel to Khaled Fouad Allam, from Igor Man to Umberto Eco and so on.
In this edition, the Foundation presented the emotional videos "La Campania delle Emozioni" and, in particular, "Pino è Terra mia", "Procida L'isola delle Emozioni" and "Napoli Città Metropolitana".
A significant moment was the presentation of the video of the thirtieth anniversary of the Foundation with the participation of men of culture, politicians and representatives of the networks with which the Foundation has collaborated in the last thirty years.

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THE FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE VIDEO "NAPLES METROPOLITAN CITY"

President Michele Capasso presented a preview of the video "Naples Metropolitan City" in Rome.
This video is a summary of the book "Towards Naples Metropolitan City" and was made by Michele Capasso for the Fondazione Mediterraneo. The objective is to demonstrate the importance of moving rapidly from the "Metropolitan City of Naples" to "Naples Metropolitan City".
Edited by "Civilizing the Urban - ETS" (with Patrizia Bottaro and Massimo Pica Ciamarra) and "NA.ME. - Institute for the Transformations of Naples Metropolitan City" (with Pasquale Belfiore, Alessandro Castagnaro, Ottorino Celano, Massimo Clemente, Annalola Geirola, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Riccardo Rosi) with contributions from Valerio Barone (institutional aspects), Michele Capasso, Livio De Santoli (energy and sustainability), Paolo Frascani (economic history), Claudio Troisi (infrastructure and mobility) and Gennaro Russo and Claudio Voto (Italian Institute for the Future / Center for Near Space).

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ANTI-VACCINE: HOW TO DO IT SAFELY

On the eve of the international meeting on "PANDEMIA AND GLOBALISATION" organised by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Forum de l'Academie politique in Tunis, a text on how to vaccinate safely has been circulated.

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INTERNATIONAL PRAYER MEETING FOR PEACE PROMOTED BY THE COMMUNITY OF SANT'EGIDIO: "PEOPLES BROTHERS - FUTURE EARTH"

The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Anna Lindh Federation Italy participated in the International Prayer Meeting for Peace on the theme "Peoples Brothers - Future Earth", promoted by the Community of Sant'Egidio.
On this occasion, the participants signed the "Appeal for Peace".
President Michele Capasso underlined "the importance of the meeting because in this difficult moment, due to the pandemic, it is essential to reaffirm the spirit of brotherhood and union, considering us all together as "Brotherly Peoples" in order to build a "Future Earth". On this occasion, the program "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" for the safeguard of creation was re-proposed and - during a meeting with members of the Anna Lindh Federation - the video of the thirtieth anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo was presented.
The Community of Sant'Egidio commented on the event as follows:
"A wind of peace is blowing in the shadow of the Colosseum. Religious and political leaders, united by the meeting "Brothers all, future land" attended the final ceremony and the delivery of the appeal for peace by the children, symbol of the new generations called to build a world of peace.
Believers of all faiths prayed for peace, in different places, and then met again at the Colosseum: it is the "spirit of Assisi" that continues to inspire the interreligious meetings since 1986, when John Paul II brought together the world religions in the city of St. Francis. It is not a ritual, but a reminder that, said the Pope quoting the words of his predecessor Karol Woytila, "peace awaits its makers." Our world, in fact is "forgetting the lessons of World War II" - argues the founder of Sant'Egidio, Andrea Riccardi - and war is "no longer a ghost of the past, but a constant threat."
"We need to "demilitarize the heart of man," sell fewer guns and better distribute vaccines, Pope Francis said forcefully, also recalled by the great Imam Al Tayyeb. Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the head of a country that, after the horrors of World War II, has made "respect for human dignity" the foundation of its constitution, hoped that "this spirit of communion will be reflected far beyond Rome and today's day."
"People are of two kinds: they are either your brothers in faith or your fellow human beings," the pope recalled. It is then necessary to seek peace with "religious and national narratives" as Rabbi Goldschmidt echoed him. The final appeal, read by Afghan refugee Sabera Ahmadi, states that "brotherly peoples and future earth" are in fact "indissolubly linked" and the pandemic "has shown how human beings are in the same boat, bound by deep threads. Hope, then, is in those festive children who today, in the half-light of the Colosseum, greeted the religious leaders. As Andrea Riccardi concluded, in fact, "we are at the appointment of a new world, determined to treasure the painful lesson of the history of women and men, determined to build it with everyone, especially the poor and the young".

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THE FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE EMOTIONAL VIDEO "PROCIDA THE ISLAND OF PEACE"

This video has been realized on the eve of the year 2022 to support the island of Procida designated ITALIAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE for 2022 with the motto "CULTURE IS NOT AN ISLAND". The emotional video is part of the heritage of the "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" and of the collection "THE CAMPANIA OF EMOTIONS", recognized as "emotional" heritage of humanity.
Directed by Michele Capasso, it is a story that unfolds through inspirations, mysteries, cinema and peace: themes that have characterised Procida and constituted its distinctive feature.
The video was made with the contribution of the Campania Region (UOD 01 - Promotion and enhancement of Museums and Libraries - E.F. 2021).

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PLANNING PEACE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: THE PALESTINIAN ISSUE

ACLI and FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO organized the webinar "Programming peace in the Mediterranean: the Palestinian issue".
Participants included, among others, Dr. Filiberto Parente, Lawyer Maurizio Dago, Prof. Pasquale Gallifuoco, Prof. Carlo Amirante, Prof. Michele Capasso, Director Moni Ovadia, Arch. Mahammad Hannoun, the archimadrida Abdallah Iulio.
President Capasso in his speech presented the program "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" and the video of the thirtieth anniversary of the Foundation.

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TOWARDS COP 26. SMART CITIES - BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES

The Italian Embassy and the British Embassy in Lisbon, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Portugal and ICE - Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian companies, organized the Webinar "Smart Cities: Building Sustainable Cities".
The Fondazione Mediterraneo intervened with professors arch. Michele Capasso and Massimo Pica Ciamarra who presented the volume "Towards Naples Metropolitan City" as an example.
The event is part of the initiatives aimed at spreading the importance of the issues that will be dealt with at the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change, which will take place in the city of Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021.
The webinar wanted to be an opportunity to deepen the path taken by Italy and Portugal in the implementation of their respective Recovery and Resilience Plans, with specific regard to the tools that will be put in place to develop a more sustainable mobility and that puts at the service of the environment the most advanced technologies. Central element of the study was the planned path of energy transition in key impact on the future organization of urban centers.
The event, which received an extraordinary response in terms of attendance and interactivity between the speakers and the participating audience, has created a significant space for reflection.
The event was opened by the Ambassador of Italy in Lisbon, Carlo Formosa, the British Ambassador in Lisbon, Chris Sainty, and the President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Portugal, Santi Cianci, followed by the interventions of João Meneses, Secretary General Business Council for Sustainable Development - Portugal, Stefano Giorgetti, Councillor for Infrastructure and Mobility of the Municipality of Florence, João Tremoceiro, Director of the Center for Management and Urban Intelligence in Lisbon and Sergio Gambacorta, Head of Smart City - Innovability Enel X.
The event was concluded by the participation of the Undersecretary of State for Mobility, Eduardo Pinheiro, who highlighted the importance of the meeting as an opportunity to spread the need to find solutions to achieve the objectives set by the Paris Agreement.

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CEREMONY FOR GUSTAVO ROL ON THE OCCASION OF THE 27TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH

On the occasion of the twenty-seventh anniversary of his ascent to Heaven, the Museum of Peace recalled with its emotional journey the figure of Gustavo ROL, inspirer of the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD.

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CULTURE MEETS MAYORAL CANDIDATES: GAETANO MANFREDI

The Neapolitan world of culture met the various candidates for Mayor of Naples. On September 21, 2021, a meeting was held at the FOQUS Foundation with Prof. Gaetano Manfredi.
In his long speech, President Michele Capasso recalled Prof. Manfredi's recent visit to the Museum of Peace - MAMT and stressed the need for Naples to "fly high".
"Naples - he said - has a great opportunity that can find concrete development if we work with competence and sense of Common Good".

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THE MUSEUM REMEMBERS RAFFAELE CAPASSO ON THE THIRTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH

On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of his death, the MAMT - Museum of Peace remembers Raffaele Capasso, Mayor of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio for 35 years and an example of a politician dedicated to the "Common Good".
Appreciation for the work done by Mayor Capasso was expressed by many visitors: among them Emma Bonino, Benedetto Dalla Vedova and many others who stressed the importance of "Politics" with a capital "P".
For this occasion, a special edition of the book "IL VIAGGIO DEL SIGNOR NIENTE" dedicated to Raffaele Capasso was distributed to the candidates for Mayor of Naples.

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