Recognition , Adhesions, Missions


Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo has merited some important recognition:


1)      by the European Parliament, which has invited the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo to present the results of its activities to the members of the European  Parliament – and, particularly, the II Forum Civile Euromed and the related issued acts -  in Strasbourg on the 8th  April 1997 and  in Bruxelles on the 1st  July 1998;


2)      by the UNESCO, that has underlined the importance of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo in the cultural, social and human partnership process  among Euro-Mediterranean countries;


3)      by the President  of the Republic of Macedonia, which points out the “irreplaceable role of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo – mostly accomplished through its branches – in order to create an Euro-Mediterranean common home”  and  to develop constructive relations between Regions, Cities and Countries and organs of the Civil Society”;


4)      by the President of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, for the important humanitarian actions carried out by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo in favour of the people of former Yugoslavia;


5)      by the approval of the Appeal for Peace in former Yugoslavia signed by about 200.000 people from all over the world, among them: Nobel Prizes, Heads of State,  representatives from the cultural, religious, political, economic sphere;


6)      by the approval by Nobel Prize winners and scientists from all over the world of the World Appeal for Water;


7)      by the approval by the representatives of the Institutions and Civil Society of the Appeal for the Sassi di Matera;


8)      by the approval by Nobel Prize winners and women and men of culture and science  of the Appeal  for Albania;


9)      by the approval  from some 15.000 people of the Appeal for Balkans and Kosov;


10)  by 561 Institutions (national and regional academies, Universities, Cities, Regions, Provinces, Islands, culture and research Institutes) which – representing 27 Euro-Mediterranean countries – have formally met the participation  to the Academy of the Mediterranean granting it in terms of representativeness and legitimacy;


11)  by more than 30 institutions that have offered prestigious offices and human resources for the starting process of the activities of the thematic working branches of the Laboratorio Mediterraneo and of the Academy of the Mediterranean: among those have to be mentioned those belonging to the Regions of Southern Italy (Objective 1) and which have planned projects in the sphere of political actions in terms of cultural internationalisation;


12)  by the Heads of State, Heads and Members of Government, President of Regions, Provinces and local Communities, Mayors, Rectors of Universities, Nobel Prize winners, Representatives from prestigious cultural and scientific Institutions which have become founders and members by right  of the Academy of the Mediterranean;


13)  by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lamberto Dini who, with a letter sent on the 31st  March 1999 (prot.014/671) to the Minister of University and Scientific Research Zecchino advocating the granting of a yearly contribution of  5 milliard liras, pointed out: “ the Academy of the Mediterranean is the highest Institution representing the academic Euro-mediterranean world, with the adhesion of 63 academies and 168 universities representing most of the Euro-mediterranean countries. The Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo-onlus is the non-profit organisation that promotes the Academy, which has among its statutory aims, the strengthening, expansion and development of the above-mentioned Academy. The relevance and the aims of the Academy and the interest for our Country in order to maintain in Italy the fulcrum of the activities, is necessary to ensure to the Academy, through the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, an extra contribution. This contribution could be allocated on the funds for training and research activities carried out from non-university scientific and cultural institutions of the regions ‘Objective 1’. This in analogy with what has already happened for other Institutes of study and research in Southern Italy, which have been considered worthy of financial support in 1998”;


14)  by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Trade which, with the Ministry of Treasury, has worked out the “Guidelines for the implementation of the politics on cultural and economical internationalisation of Southern Italy”, where, in measure n.23 is written: “ Strengthening of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo and of the Academy of the Mediterranean, an institution that in the last years has promoted an intense activity of coordination and promotion of studies and debates on themes concerning the Mediterranean and that, now, requests a systematic planning of the activities and a tighter functional  targeting to the deficit in terms of knowledge and spreading of information, above all in terms of economical and social themes”;


15)    by the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that in the “Lines of intervention on the links with external areas” identified by the Table XVII, has selected – assigning to them the numbers indicated in brackets -  the following projects, presented by the Region Campania and the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo: Database of the Civil Society (n.28), Academy of the Mediterranean (n.29), Euromedcity (n.30), Training of operators of the Civil Society (n.31);


16)   By the Ministry of University and Scientific Research which, with D.M. 680 of the 26th  February 1998 issued on the G.U. n.98 on the 29th  April 1998 has assigned an extra contribution for the running of training and research activities of the Fondazione;


17)    by the Ministry for Arts and Culture which, with a resolution made on the 20th April 1999 and issued on the G.U . n. 113 of the 17th May 1999, have recognised the legal status;


18)   by the European Commission which, recognising the high value in terms of culture and representation as well as the organisational ability, has entrusted the coordination of  the events programmed in the year 2000 in the occasion of the commemoration of Re Hussein bin Talal of Jordan;


19)   by the European Commission which, through the programme Euromed Audio Visuel, has entrusted the organisation and coordination of the project Cinemamed.


20)  of analogous deliberations  adopted by States, Regions, Cities, Comunes, Universities and Organisms of the Euromediterranean countries officially representing over 150 million inhabitants.