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).

The assessor  of the culture  department of the municipality of Naples dott. Gaetano Daniele, gave to the prof. Mario Maitano ( Pontifical Salesian Universities) the Totem of peace sculpted by Mario Molinari, wich rapresents the “ MEDITERRANIAN PRIZE FOR THE INTERFAITH DIALOGUE 2017”.
The poets of 5 continents subscribed to the Association “ Poeti per la pace” honoured Don Mario Maritano.

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The assessor of the culture department of municipality of Naples, dott. Gaetano Daniele, gave to Renato Ongania, general manager of Italian representative office of  “Friends of L. Ronn Hubbard”  International Foundation, located in Los Angeles, the “ Mediterranian Award for Poetry”  for the contribution offert to the arts and, especially, to the Poetry for the promotion of a culture of peace.
The attendees signed the “ Declaration of Peace” (lyric by Hubbard).

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Mother Yvonne Reungoat general Superior of the institute Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice – Salesians of  Don Bosco, received the “Mediterranean Award for Peace”, consisting in the work of the sculptor Mario Molinari Totem of Peace”, during a ceremony held at “ Museum of Peace – MAMT”: the prize is considered among the most important internationally, the prize of “ Fondazione Mediterraneo”  has been awarded in previous editions to influential personality as much as King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Hussein of Jordan, the presidents Anibal Cavaco Silva and Abu Mazen, Leah Rabin, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, Nobel Prizes Shirine Ebadi and Naguib Mahfouz,  Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, and others.
The prize has been delivered by President Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and the delegate of migrants Fallou.
In the reasons we can read:
“For the activities in favor of Peace and Concord among the Populations of the world conducted to the guide of Figlie di Maria Ausiliatrice ( FMA), especially where raging war and poverty. Exactly in these places, often, FMA rapresent the only anchor for men and women of different faiths. Mother Yvonne Reungoat thanks to her missionary experience, in the poorer places of African continent, is aware of the joy and simplicity in helping others and in feeling “ Family”. A  place where, thank to the charisma of Don Bosco and to the model of Mother Mazzarello, is possible , everyday, give space to that “ Creativity of Love” which represent the instrument of salesian charisma; with humility and complicity and the hope in  youth, authors of our future.”

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The ceremony for the award of the "MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR WOMEN 2017" was awarded in Naples to Ms. Fouzia Assouli, President of the "Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation" and women's rights activist.
The award was given by President Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari, Esther Fouchier and the head of the national networks of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
Fouzia Assouli thanked the Fondazione Mediterraneo for this prestigious acknowledgment.

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INTERMEDITERRANEAN COMMISSION (CIM) of the CPMR (CONFERENCE OF THE MARITIME PERIFERIC REGIONS) has been awarded the "Mediterranean Award for Institutions 2017".
The prize was presented at the IMC General Assembly and shared with President Apostolos Katsipras and presidents and delegates from the 60 participating regions.
President Katsipras said:"This is a moment of great chorality that fills us with pride and responsibility at the same time: we must be proud and know how to deserve this recognition (among the most important with the Nobel Prize) and restore to our Regions the role of catalysts of social justice and solidarity".

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