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).

Inside the Trieste Film Festival, with which the Fondazione Mediterraneo collaborates since 1995, it has been assigned the Mediterranean Award Cinema 2010 to the best short-film in contest.
The winner is VARIÁCIÓK (VARIAZIONI by Krisztina Esztergályos, Ungheria, 2009, DigiBeta, col., 28´, v.o. ungherese.

 

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The Mediterranean Award for Solidariry 2010 has been delivered to the Association "A Ruota Libera" during a Ceremony at the Rai Auditorium in Naples.

Fondazione Mediterraneo awarded the neapolitan association for the promotion of an innovative center for recreational activities for inabled young people and for the project "La Casa di Tonia".

 

 

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The Mediterranean Award for Culture 2010 has been assigned to Università Telematica "Pegaso" during a Ceremony at the Rai Auditorium in Naples.

Fondazione Mediterraneo assigned this award to Università Telematica Pegaso for being a focal point and for its innovation in international research and for being an instrument to promote dialogue among civilizations.

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The Mediterranean Award "Silver Dolphin" 2010 has been assigned to the memory of Gennaro Pompilio, Coordinator of Vesuvius Tour Guides.

Fondazione Mediterraneo delivered this award to the memory of a man who remembered us that words are not enough, we need facts. His love for Vesuvius and tourism showed us how to promote peace and respect with concrete actions.

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The Awarding Ceremony of Mediterranean Award "Medal of Honour" 2005 took place at the Maison de la Méditerranée, and it was delivered to the Association of Architects in Naples. The award was bestowed to the President Paolo Pisciotta.

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The Mediterranean Award has developed as follows:

In 1996 and in 1997 the Fondazione Mediterraneo granted the Sarajevo Award to poets of the Balkanic area.

In 1998 were instituted the sections Peace, Culture and Laboratorio Mediterraneo International Award. The latter is granted every year to the best short film chosen by an international jury during the Trieste Film Festival (since 2010 this award has been Includeed in the section Mediterranean Cinema Award).

In 2001 was instituted the section Art and Creativity and the special edition of the Twenty year Anniversary of the Mediterranean Award in 2015 was instituted.

In 2002 were instituted the sections Diplomacy, Institutions, Media and "Silver Dolphin".

In 2003 were instituted the section Cinema, Mediterranean Award “Special Edition” (granted every two years to personalities and institutions which have given a great contribution to spreading culture and social solidarity) and “Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award (granted to institutions and individuals having distinguished themselves in the course of the year for the promotion of peace in the Greater Mediterranean).

In 2004 was instituted the section Science and Research.

In 2005 were instituted the sections Architecture and Euro‑Mediterranean Award for Dialogue between Cultures (the latter was instituted by Fondazione Mediterraneo in partnership with the “Anna Lindh” Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures – the Fondazione Mediterraneo being Head of its Italian Network).

In 2007 was instituted the section Mediterranean Book Award, acknowledgment granted for translation, publication, promotion, circulation of literary works on the two shores.

In 2008 was instituted the section Social Solidarity and in 2009 the section Environment and Co-Development.

In 2010 were instituted the sections Ambassador of the Mediterranean, Inter-Faith Dialogue, Economy and Enterprise, Energy and Sustainable Development, Cultural Heritage, Community Service, Civil Society.

In the same year it was also decided to dedicate three awards to the memory: “Raffaele Capasso” Mediterranean Award for Legality, “Angelo Vassallo” Mediterranean Award for Environment and Co-Development and “Rita Allamprese” Mediterranean Award for Children.

Since 2010 the Mediterranean Award is represented by theTotem for Peaceby the sculptor Mario Molinari.

In 2011 it was decided to dedicate the Mediterranean Award for Science and Research – instituted in 2004 – to the memory of Mario Condorelli.

In 2012 was instituted the section Mediterranean Award for Archeology to the memory of Marcello Gigante.