Given that the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo proposes itself as a key subject of the Mediterranean Civil Society working towards the creation of an effective dialogue among the people living on its shores. It paid particular attention to South-Eastern Europe and the countries of the Southern shore, that due to historical events occupied a secondary role in terms of culture and international politics of the last few centuries.

A post-colonial era cannot be conceived of in a serious manner without sensing the deep unity which ties all countries of the Mediterranean, whatever their degree of social and economic development. Lacking this harmonising vision and its consequent unifying conduct, many mediterranean countries will find difficulties in coming out of the situation they fell in the historical period when they were objects rather than subjects (slave trade, colonialism, exploitation of the South; stagnation under the great empires and conditions of underdevelopment for the South-East).

In order to overcome this phase and  to reach a full and equalitarian participation a change in conscience is needed, based on the recognition of the role played by those Countries in the shared history, and a political revolution that overcomes direct or indirect assistence in order to enter a true partnership logic, able to rediscover and respect the historical individuality and the cultural uniqueness of all Mediterranean people in order to establish equalitarian form of association.

Essential preamble of this process is a new vision of the Mediterranean.

The Mediterranean must be seen in its entirety, not partially by sector or region.

Upon this concept the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo has structured its main actions, proposing Regions, Cities and local collectivities of euromediterranean countries as the focus of all action.


              Given that the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo is a non-profit organisation legally recognized by the Regional Council of Campania with resolution n. 11315 dated 25/3/97, and by the Ministry for Arts and Culture with resolution dated 20/4/99 and issued on the G.U . n. 113 dated 17/5/99. The Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo is recognized “Ente culturale di Rilievo” with resolution n. 2228 dated 18/5/99 by the Regional Council of Campania.

The objectives of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo  are:

a)         Pursues an ideal of peace and brotherhood among the people of the Mediterranean area - "cradle" of some of the most ancient civilisations – in order to give value to dignity to the Mediterranean world and multiple realities that compose it contributing to allow Macedonia to assume a important role for Europe and Mediterranean countries.

b)         Records and diffuses the experiences made by the various euromediterranean people in order to remove hostiliities and misunderstandings, getting closer, from North to South and from East to West, the shores of the Mediterranean.

c)         Promotes common values through a stronger dialogue between cultures that contributes to a reconciliation of the societies and of the people of the Mediterranean, in the awareness of the common challenges and of the necessary commitment of joint responibility towards the creation in the region of an area of peace and shared prosperity.

d)                      Promotes the value and the coexistence of different cultural-linguistic entities giving priorities to human and Civil Society rights in the Euromediterranean region.

e)                      Promotes and enhances the knowledge, the communicaton, the comprehension, the cooperation and the respect for mediterranean people, also through research and valorization of different traditions and cultures, environment and territory conservation,  valorization and safeguard of the past and present euromditerranean cultural heritage.

f)                        Promotes studies, researches, publications, permanent forum, conferences and cultural encounters.

g)         Identifies and valorises a “mediterranean culture" in order to assert, by respecting and giving value to each specific identity,  a common identity that favours feelings of peace and cooperation between people.

h)                     Promotes and develops initiatives in terms of Euromediterranean partnership and decentralised cooperation in order to transform the debate taking place in the Mediterranean area and involving the Euromediterranean area, concomitant but divided, in an open and constructive collective talk, promoting the encounter, the exchange, mutual respect, the collaboration and the solidarity between neighbouring Countries.

i)         Plans, develops and activates specialising databases in various disciplines.

l)           Promotes and valorises - through “EuromedCity” - the identity of euromediterranean cities.

m)         Favours dialogue and constructive confrontation between young mediterranean people.

n)   Works towards the amelioration of schooling infrastructures and universities with the aim of realising a basic curriculum common to all Mediterranean countries.

o)         Promotes research into health and for the promotion of physical well-being.

p)         Creates a network between the various organs of the euromediterranean Civil Society.

q)                      Constitutes a network of relations and cultural and scientific exchanges between Universities, Associations, etc. – of euromediterranean countries – pursuing the same scopes and working towards reinforcement of the euromediterranean partnership.

r)                        Be the executive instrument of the Academy of Mediterranean.

s) Promotes, organizes and manages:

-         Training, updating and qualification activities focused on young people enemployed and/or employed;

-         Training, updating and qualification for teaching and administrative staff, of public institutions, amministrations and universities;

-         long-distance training activities;


Given that the Fondazione realises the above stated  objectives through the following organisms it established: LABMED, ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, EUROMEDCITY, ISOLAMED, ALMAMED.

In such context the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo has signed collaboration agreements with States, Regions, Cities, Bodies, Institutions, Universities and Associations of Mediterranean Countries in order to promote and support the Euro-Mediterranean partnership development.

Here are some of the protocols already undersigned:

STATES: Albania, Bosnia, Israel, Macedonia, Malta, Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, Palestinian National Authority, Cyprus.

REGIONS: Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania, Catalogna, Corsica, Liguria,  Piemonte, Sicily, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Toscana, Algarve, Emilia Romegna, PACA.

CITIES: AlgIers, Amman, Assisi (Bettona), Avellino, Barcelona,  Bologna, Casablanca, Cattolica, Chieti, Genoa, Jerico, Lecce, Lisbon, Livorno, Ljubijana, Marrakech, Montpellier, Naples, Ohrid, Palermo, Porto Torres, Rome, Sarajevo, Sestri Levante, Skopje, Turin, Trieste, Tunis, Cairo,  Marsiglia, Bari, Split, Struga, Athens, Istanbul, Alexandria, Nardò.

UNIVERSITIES: Comunità delle Università Mediterranee – CUM (Bari), Istituto Universitario Orientale (Naples), La Sorbonne (Paris), La Sapienza (Rome), Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Turin, Università di Alessandria (Egypt), Università di Bari, Università di Palermo, Università di Trieste, Università Federico II (Naples), Università di Bologna, Università di Marrakech, Universtà di Rabat, Università di Tunisi, Università di Giordania (Amman), Università di Cadi Ayyad (Marrakech).

INSTITUTIONS, AssociaTIONS, ngOs:  Alpe Adria Cinema (Trieste), Associazione Gron (Naples), Centre d’Etudes Mediterranéens (Tunis), Centro Francescano di Cultura «Oltre il Chiostro» (Naples), Centro Paesaggio (Naples), Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Comunità Mediterranea dei Trasporti (Rome), C. S. I. Piemonte (Turin), Fondazione Humaniter (Milan), Fondation Pégase (Bruxelles), Greenpeace (Rome), GOAL (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), International Peace Center di Sarajevo (Bosnia), LEM (Livorno Euro-Mediterranea), ONU-IDNDR (Geneva), Provveditorato agli Studi di Naples, Sipco (Società Italiana di Psicologia di Comunità) Naples, Società Umanitaria (Milan), UNESCO, European Union, Università Euromediterranea Itinerante, WWF Italia.


Given that the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, through the “Labmed” network, is active in the following fields:

1 Intercultural Dialogue - The initiatives are directed in favour of the encounter and confrontation between different cultures, religions, traditions and different mode las of social organisation of the Countries on the two shores of the Mediterranean. The construction of opportunities for the encounter, debate and elaboration with the widest and most articulated participation possible, constitute the working objective in this sphere through the “Labmed interculture” project.

2 Development of the cultural heritage (artistic, architectural, archaeological, environmental) of the Mediterranean by cataloguing and monitoring through the use of new technologies and telecommunication instruments. The exegesis of the mediterranean cultural unit underlying such diversity of cultures through the millennia constitutes one of the priority objectives. The acknowledgement of the memories of the past overcomes a ‘mere inventory value’ of the cataloguing activity operated on the cultural heritage. In such area the project “Labmed cultural heritage” has been activated, aiming at cataloguing and endorse the cultural heritage on a mediterranean scale in order to increment  the opportunities of employment and development linked to the exploitation of such heritage.

3 Youth – Young people represent the emerging group of  the mediterranean area. To favour a dialogue between them and a constructive and permanent confrontation  is a priority that is explicited through the project named “Labmed Youth”. The immediate objective is to work towards the constitution of a permanent Forum of young people from Mediterranean Countries for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on themes such as schooling, work, training and employment at the dawn of the third millennium, as well as on their reciprocal cultural values.

4 Women, democracy and rights – The citizenship rights of women risk to remain the enunciation of a formal principle if the entire Civil Society does not work towards their actualisation. It is expected that instruments promoting their development be established, in cooperation with the numerous associations and women’s networks existing in the entire mediterranean area. The Project “Labmed women, democracy, rights” is its expression.

5 Individual-environment-community interaction: development, education and training – The construction of the social assets takes place within the interaction between individual experiences (affections, beliefs, memories, sentiments and plans) and collective social processes; thus, it is considered opportune to favour individual and social wellbeing identifying the aspects that facilitate the construction of positive synergies  between the different Countries as well as between ethnic and religious groups. Promotional actions for development, education and training are co-activated in relation to the problems and themes identified. A peculiarity of the project is to act in a perspective of promotion of the participation and activation of the resources that the groups and Countries possess. Such activity area is expressed through the project “Labmed empowerment: education, training, employment”.

6 Cities – In light of the economic, political and social transformations arisen from the actualisation of the global market, the Labmed network and the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo work to reaffirm the identity of mediterranean cities and act through projects, initiatives and actions aimed at re-qualifying the urban context and its liveability.

7 Documentation Centre – Studies and research as well as the collection of scientific and cultural material realised by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo constitute a documentation and technical support centre for the projects and the activities realised through the Labmed network.

8 Civil Society Database – In order to consent to the interested parties (Universities, research institutes, chambers of commerce, private entrepreneurs, local authorities, international organisations etc.) the rapid identification of partners with whom to present projects to the EU or other international organisations, the Fondazione Laboratorio mediterraneo has activated a Database of the Civil Society.


Given that the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN – established in Naples by the FONDAZIONE LABORATORIO MEDITERRANEO on 10th October 1998 – is the congregation of all of the NATIONAL ACADEMIES and other ACADEMIES and CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS highly representative of the Countries bordering the Mediterranean.

To date the Academy* boasts 561 participating institutions, among which 168 Universities, 67 national and regional Academies, 200 cultural and research Institutes, 48 Cities, etc..

 The ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN has its FIRST OBJECTIVE in the creation of the critical inventory of the culture of the Mediterranean - through specific and coordinated programs, each entrusted to one of its branches, a bureau or a long established Institution specialising in a particular field.

 “Culture of the Mediterranean” signifies its:

    A) natural and environmental heritage in their physical and historical evolution;

    B) learned and popular imagery heritage, studied through its roots, in its developments and the possible archetypes;

    C) cultural heritage, determined by all of its oral and written manifestations.

  By cultural heritage it is meant “material” culture, literary and artistic culture, the thought tradition, speculative and scientific, popular culture, the technical and practical traditions.


 The ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN thus establishes a vast database resulting from the total of the programmed databases, which are being realised or have already been completed.

  This in progress electronic inventory constitutes the ensemble of necessary but not sufficient data for the second objective of the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN.


The SECOND OBJECTIVE of the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN consists of establishing the complete ecology of mediterranean culture.

 Ecology must be intended for its current linguistic significance, originally defined by Einar Haugen, The Ecology of Language, (Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1972) as the studies derived from it and lately redefined by Louis-Jean Calvet, Pour une écologie des langues du monde (Plon, Parigi, 1999 ).

   As ecology studies the relationship between organisms and their environment, the ecology of mediterranean culture studies the relationship among mediterranean cultures between them and mediterranean societies, that is essentially the relationships and interactions between mediterranean cultures and also between these cultures and mediterranean societies.

   In order to actualise this second objective the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN will undertake through its HEADQUARTERS, BRANCHES and BUREAUX  research activities, divulged through the planned publications of the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN.

  All research will consist of new and original contributions on the problems tackled, no matter their nature. Excluded is – to the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN - the diffusion of repetitive texts, in so far as everything which scientifically selected information is already contained in its databases.

  The synthesis of its research activities will constitute the Encyclopaedia of the Mediterranean, organised following distinct criteria already established by the FONDAZIONE LABORATORIO MEDITERRANEO.

  As the global database accomplishes the activities voted at serving the first objective thus the Ebcyclopaedia of the Mediterranean will complete the research and study aimed at the actualisation of the second objective.




GENERAL THEMATIC BRANCHES: the Database and Naval Archaeology (CATTOLICA); Childhood (SESTRI LEVANTE); Education (MARRAKECH); Migrations (LECCE); Water and Craftsmanship (MARSEILLES); Art (AMMAN); Archaeology (JERICHO); Peace (RIMINI & JERUSALEM); Islands (SICILY-EOLIE); Food (AVELLINO); Environment (OHRID); East (SKOPJE); West (LISBON); Research (CHIETI-S.MARIA IMBARO); Women (TUNIS); Libraries (ALEXANDRIA); Hypogean structures (MATERA); Endemic species (NARDÒ); Droughts (PORTO TORRES- ASINARA); Human rights (ALGIERS); Transports and Communication (BARCELONA); Cinema (BOLOGNA); Sanctuary Cities (ASSISI); Immaterial Cultures (LA VALLETTA); Geopolitics (BRUXELLES)

BUREAUX FOR SPECIFIC RESEARCH: Poetry (STRUGA); Olive trees (LARINO); la Desertification (MINERVINO MURGE); Stones (CURSI); Schools (MELPIGNANO); Court Houses (SAN CESARIO); Cinema for teenagers (GIFFONI VALLE PIANA).


   These are functional articulations, characterised by the nature of the programs to be accomplished, which do not constitute any hierarchical organisation but only a systematic net  of meshes with a differing operational entity without a given bureaucratic order.

All of the four spatial entities A), B), C), D), have invariant links amongst themselves.

The HEADQUARTERS gathers the results of the activities of all other BRANCHES and BUREAUX  without asserting a dominance, by right nor fact, only responding to its specific duty of accomplishing the FIRST and SECOND OBJECTIVE of the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN.

The identification and constitution of the various branches and bureaux is entrusted to the FONDAZIONE LABORATORIO MEDITERRANEO, invested by the II FORUM CIVILE EUROMED to proceed, by its own initiative and means, firstly to the constitution of the ACADEMY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN and later to the conception and realisation of its spatial organisation.


The Academy of the Mediterranean constitutes - by its legitimacy and representational character - the highest cultural expression of euromediterranean countries, as several of the Academies that constitute it are official representatives of culture in their respective countries.

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to be a collegiate institution – officially and effectively representing culture, science and economics – capable of influence the policies of euromediterranean countries and the EU.

The objectives of the Academy are :

1 - To support the strengthening of literary, artistic and scientific creativity, the development of studies, the progress of science and technology, the defence of human, ethic and environmental values.

2 - To identify the values to share which have a clear cultural, social and economic significance albeit respecting the specificity, promoting a dialogue between cultures.

3 - To constitute a “permanent forum” for encounters, analysis and discussions with the scope of producing actions and publications intended to promote the coexistence of the various ethnic groups, as well as working in favour of human rights in the euromediterranean region.

4 - To be the moral and cultural medium of the euromediterranean partnership, with the aim of transforming the discourse that develops in the mediterranean area into an open and constructive dialogue which promotes encounters, exchanges, co-operation and solidarity between neighbouring Countries.

5 - To support socio-cultural and linguistic minorities with the aim of identifying an historical and social unity.


The Academy is supported by a Honorary Committee composed by highly ranked personalities of the scientific, cultural and political world coming from euromediterranean Countries, amongst these:

- HM HASSAN II of Morocco (1)

- HM HUSSEIN BIN TALAL of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2)

- HM JUAN CARLOS I of Spain (3)

- KIRO GLIGOROV, President of the Republic of Macedonia (4)

- LAMBERTO DINI, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Italy (5)

- HM ABDALLAH II BIN HUSSEIN of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

- GUIDO de MARCO, President of the Republic of Malta

- ISMAIL ALAOUI, Minister for National Education - Kingdom of Morocco

- MOHAMED ACHAARI, Minister of Culture - Kingdom of Morocco

- SAS ALBERTO DI MONACO, Hereditary Prince of the Principality of Monaco

- CLAUDE ALLEGRE, Minister for Scientific Research - France

- ANTONIO BASSOLINO, Lord Mayor of Naples - Italy

- JEAN DAUSSET, Nobel Prize for Medicine - France

- FAROUK HOSNI, Minister of Culture - Egypt

- BERNARD KOUCHNER, UN envoy to Kosovo, ex Minister of Health - France

- FRANÇOIS JACOB, Nobel Prize for Medicine - France

- ANDREA LOSCO, President of the Campania Regional Government - Italy

- SHIMON PERES, Nobel Prize for Peace - Israel

- JORDI PUJOL, President of the Generalitat de Catalunya – Spain

- JACQUES ROCCA-SERRA, deputy to the Lord Mayor of Marseilles - France

- MOUFID SHEHAB, Minister of Education and University – Egypt

- MARIO SOARES, ex President of the Republic – Portugal-


Amongst the Academies and cultural and scientific Instiutions that participate to the  Academy of the Mediterranean there are:

Albania: Academy of Albania;

Bosnia – Herzegovina: Academy of Bosnia;

Cyprus: Nicosia University;

Vatican City: Pontificium Consilium de Cultura; Consiglio di coordinamento delle Accademie Pontificie; Pontificio Istituto di Studi arabi e islamistica;

Croatia: Split University; Culturelink – Zaghreb;

Egypt: Academy of Egyptian Arts; Academy of Scientific Research and Technology; Accademia di Belle Arti della Repubblica Araba d’Egitto (Rome);

France: Université Euro-Méditerranéenne Itinérante ; Académie Française; Académie des Sciences ; Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres ; Académie des Beaux Arts ; Académie des Sciences morales et politiques ; Académie de Médecine ; Académie Goncourt ; Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres de Toulouse ; Académie des Sciences, Lettres et Arts de Marseille ; Académie d’Arles ; Académie des Jeux Floraux de Toulouse ; Académie des Sciences, de l’Agriculture, des Arts et Belles ; Lettres d’Aix-en-Provence ; Académie Universitaire ; Académie d’Agriculture de France ; Académie de l’Eau ; Académie des Sciences, belles-lettres et des Arts Lyon ;

Jordan: Royal Academy for Islamic Civilization Research “Al Albait Foundation” ; The Royal Sociey of Fine Arts; University of Jordan;

Greece: Academy of Athens;

Israel: Israel Academy of Siences and Humanities ; The Peres Center for Peace ; The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute ; Tel-Aviv University;

Italy: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Observer); Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze; Accademia Internazionale per le Scienze Economiche e Sociali; Accademia Properziana del Subasio; Accademia delle Scienze di Bologna; Accademia Internazionale di Scienze e Tecniche Subacquee di Ustica; Accademia di Gioenia- Catania; Accademia Pontaniana; Accademia Nazionale Virgiliana;

Lebanon: Université Libanaise;

Macedonia: Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts;

Malta: Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies;

Morocco: Académie du Royaume du Maroc; Académie du Monde Arabe; Université Cadi Ayyad;

Palestine: University of Jerusalem ; University of  Betlehem;

Portugal: Academia Internacional da Cultura Portuguesa ; Academia Nacional de Belas Artes;

Principality of Monaco: International Academy of dialectal languages;

Slovenia: Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts;

Spain: Real Academia Española ; Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Politicas ; Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando ; Real Academia Sevillana de Ciencias de Sevilla ; Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislacion de Granada ; Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Granada ; Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungria de Sevilla ; Institut d’Estudis Catalans;

Tunisia: Institut National du Patrimoine ;

Turkey: Academia Mediterranea Halicarnassensis ;


Over 500 institutions, several with a prestigious background, endowed the Academy with the results of their scientific research and publications.

An endowment constituted by:

1 - The activities, scientific publications and results obtained by each incorporated Academy and Institution adhering as a member of right;

2 - The activities, the results obtained and the editorial publications produced by each coopted member on euromediterranean themes;

3 - The activities, the results obtained and the editorial publications produced by the Universities adhering to the Academy on euromediterranean themes;

4 - The activities, the results obtained, multimedia and editorial publications produced by Institutions researching on euromediterranean themes.


To Meet. Communicate, Co-operate: these are the three main actions promoted by the Academy in order to ensure Continuity, Coherence and Consequentiality to the various initiatives to produce results. Training, further education and information are some of the actions planned by the Academy.

Several activities are expected to take place in the offices (central and branches) of the Academy of the Mediterranean, a legacy of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, such as Fora on various themes: the scope is that of attributing structure and coherence to meetings which are normally unrelated to each other and rather occasional. The mission is to actively work towards the cultural and scientific dimension of the Mediterranean.


The main activities planned are:

1 – Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of the Academy

All the members of the ACADEMY participate to this meeting (around 400 people between the members of right, coopted members and corresponding members). In this occasion the problems relating to the identification of unities and diversities within the various cultural discourses are tackled, the plans for integration are prepared through the constant dialogue with the cultural, political and moral representatives of euromediterranean Countries, presenting a final report to the EU.

2 – Meetings of the Bureau

The Bureau of the Academy, constituted as postulated in the approved Statute, meets in order to define the cultural and scientific programs and the relative actions.

3 – The Forum on Human Rights

The Academy of the Mediterranean intends to promote a Forum on Human Rights, with the aim of constituting a Database in progress relating to the analysis of Human Rights practices in the various euromediterranean Countries, with the objective of rendering them as convergent as possible through the institution of a Common Charter of Human Rights in the euromediterranean area.

4 – Editorial and multimedia Activities

The Academy will structurally carry out important initiatives in the editorial and multimedia domain. It will specifically edit:

-  the series: The publications of the Academy of the Mediterranean (already cited);

- a Repertory of Mediterranean Academies and the Annals, grouping the information collected by the national and regional Academies and at the assimilated Bodies of the Mediterranean Countries acknowledging their activities, their projects and their cultural and scientific publications;

- a Human Rights Report, containing the results of the planned Forum. The aim of such report is to promote coexistence between the various ethnic groups and balance the different degrees of respect towards human rights in the mediterranean region.

5 – Research Activities

The Academy will carry out actions destined to the pursuit of a new interpretation, with a euromediterranean character, of those cultural sectors that the study tradition in Western Europe has limited to a predominantly eurocentric vision, which still persists today. The diffusion of this new vision of the euromediterranean dimension – at present enclosed in the restricted specialist area –  it will be divulged by the media through opportune forms  of  broadcasting and be included in school curricula and all other forms of cultural communication. A common research program, that would allow the Academies of the different Countries to work together on a common project, could be launched in relation to this first task. Its results will be the object of a publication in a series carrying the following mention: The publications of the Academy of the Mediterranean.

6 – The Database

The Academy of the Mediterranean will set up a database specialising in the various disciplines in the domain of euromediterranean relations. Such database will be connected to the Internet (and accessible on a dedicated web site) and to the Database of the Civil Society which the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo endowes to the ACADEMY.

Finally, the publication and diffusion, in the languages of the of the Countries to which the participating Academies belong, of a Six-monthly Bulletin of the Academy containing the final report of each General assembly and a description of the main activities carried out during the the preceding six months .

7 – The Mediterranean Prize

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to encourage and promote mediterranean creativity, in different specialising fields.

To this end, it will associate itself to the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo (which has been awarding the Prize for the past three years) for the awarding of the Mediterranean Prize (peace, culture and arts) destined to reward every significant effort for the construction of peace and for the valorisation of culture and the Arts in the Mediterranean.

Furthermore, the Academy will propose to two cities of the Mediterranean to create and award, under its aegis, two special prizes destined to encourage young people’s creativity in the Mediterranean.

8 – The Forum on Youth

The Academy of the Mediterranean intends to promote a Euromediterranean Forum of Young People, through which:

­  establish a round table for the discussion and constant confrontation with young people and the representatives of all institutions, State and private, cultural organisations, representatives of all religions, of the employment and trade world, in order to collect proposals and  render young people conscious of their future;

­  activate exchanges and twinning experiences between various schools;

­  publish and input experienced results in the network;

­  compare didactical models of euromediterranean Countries;

­  establish a network of euromediterranean schools constituting a database allowing the real time exchange of information relating to euromediterranean themes, and to the activities planned by each single school;

­  the diffusion in euromediterranean schools of editorial and multimedia material linked to euromediteranean culture with the aim of allowing a further development of the themes.

9 – Forum on empowerment and employment.

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to promote the Working Seminar on empowerment, employment and work through which:

­  identify actions in order to promote development, education and training, to be activated in function of the themes and problems ascertained;

­  favour individual and social welfare by identifying the aspects that facilitate the formation of positive synergies between different countries and ethnic-religious groups;

­  act in a perspective of promotion of the participation and activation of the resources possessed by euromediterranean countries.

10 – Forum on the Cultural and Environmental Heritage

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to promote the Working Forum on the cultural and environmental heritage through which:

­  promote, on a euromediterranean scale, the completion of the cataloguing of the cultural heritage (artistic, architectural, archaeological and environmental) utilising the system already structured by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, with the scope of building a coherent in progress Database that allows its valorisation and improve the employment offer.

­  promote awareness of the cultural heritage of euromediterranean countries;

­  provide a service intended for the diffusion of knowledge, on a euromediterranean scale, about the cultural patrimony and the development of reciprocal cooperation between euromediterranean Institutions;

­  update and improve the scientific census activity of the euromediterranean cultural patrimony through the use of the most recent information technologies.

11 – Forum on women

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to promote the Working Forum on women, democracies and rights through which:

­  establish instruments that promote the development of women’s citizenship rights, in collaboration with the numerous associations and women’s networks existing in the entire euromediterranean area.

­  Propose the creation of a permanent education and training centre in order to offer to women of the two shores the instruments to access and maintain posts of responsibility.

12 – Forum on the intercultural dialogue between religions and between religions and secularism

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to promote the Working Forum an the intercultural and  interreligious dialogue through which:

­  favour the encounter and debate between the different cultures, religions, traditions and the different models of social organisation of euromediterranean countries;

­  enact opportunities for the encounter, debate and elaboration with the widest and most articulated possible participation;

­  facilitate actions finalised to the usage of schooling as a medium for basic education and socialisation, thus encouraging democratic cohabiting of individuals belonging to diverse countries, cultures and religions. The tolerance and the respect of differences, as well as solidarity, are values that can be learnt and experienced as early as school, by realising specific projects to educate those who will be the adults of tomorrow to positive values.

13 – Forum on Scientific Research

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to promote the Forum (every three years) on scientific research through which:

-       favour the debate amongst researchers;

-       monitor the status of scientific research  in euromediterranean countries, comparing results and projects;

-       establish personnel and experiences exchanges between euromediterranean scientific institutions.

14 – Forum on Migrations

The Academy of the Mediterranean wishes to promote the Forum (every two years) on migrations in the euromediterranean area through which:

-       define the guidelines for international policies through careful study of the phenomenon and an open debate between experts, politicians and the Civil Society;

-       debate around the development of the phenomenon in the euromediterranean area and on the ways to control the fluxes and valorisation of immigrants.

15 - Artistic Events

The Academy of the Mediterranean will promote the occurrence of events intended for the valorisation and diffusion of the arts of euromediterranean Countries in the various disciplines (music, dance, cinema, audiovisual, poetry and literature, etc.).

Some of the already planned initiatives are:

Review on Arab Countries’ cinema

Review on mediterranean music

Review on theatre in the Mediterranean

Review on mediterranean dance

Review on the literature (poetry and writing) of euromediterranean Countries.


The Academy of the Mediterranean, as a reference institution for the euromediterranean partnership, is essential for specific projects and for all those proposals that will be forwarded on behalf of the EU and other organisms active within the partnership.

The Academy of the Mediterranean has a refrence role for the euromediterranean region on themes relating to human rights and the intercultural tradition which chracterises mediterranean history with aim of intensifying and renewing it in the framework of a modern culture. It intends to:

·           be a great “factory” of culture and information at the service of the euromediterranean partnership;

·           constitute the centre of the Database of the euromediterranean Civil Society;

·           represent the Academies and the cultural Institutions of the adhering Countries granting a permanent representation space to each of them;

·           host systematically cultural and artistic events in such a way as to establish main place of reference and encounter for different cultures in the Country and City that will host the main Offices of the Academy of the mediterranean;

·           reinforce the cohesion of the social fabric of the various euromediterranean Countries through regular and systematic encounters between:

a-  The Mayors of euromediterranean Cities

b-  Experts and researchers on matters of Human Rights

c-  Students, Academics and experts

d- Representatives of training Councils, businesses, agencies for the promotion and development of employment, experts and researchers

e- Experts and researchers of the environmental and cultural heritage

f-  Representatives of institutions, of politics, of businesses, research institutes and of women’s networks

g-  Experts and researchers on the intercultural and interreligious dialogue

            Given that EUROMEDCITY  is a congregation of euromediterranean cities which aims at informing and spreading common experiences and examples of good practice.

In a time of economic, political and social transformations determined by the advancing of a globalised market, the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo  enphasises the identity of mediterranean cities and acts through projects and actions re-qualifying the urban context and and its liveability. The Euromedcity network intends to:

·          Constitute a “Charter of Mediterranean Cities”.

·          Create meeting opportunities between operators and researcher of the phenomena of mediterranean cities within the framework of MEDA programs.

·          Refine instruments of “city interpretation”, of the needs of its inhabitants through active and participative research instruments, capable of collecting information relating to the structural (territory-landscape framework), social (work organisation, employment, migration processes, etc.) and anthropological-relational aspects (sense of belonging, community feeling, level of well-being and quality of life, etc.) of cities.

·          Increase exchange of competence communication processes and resources for good administration.

·          Activate and diffuse instruments and methodologies of active participation, favouring a self-empowerment process of the citizens, which would allow their participation to city decision-making.

·          Constitute the Map of European cities linked to the Mediterranean by water ways (canals, rivers, lagoons).

·          Create methodologies able to recover hydraulic engineering works linked to port activities and river navigation.

·          Re-evaluate the cultural heritage (artistic, environmental, architectural and archaeological) of cities in order to promote the cultural and tourist offer also through the promotion of historic town centres.

·          Improve competencies for the resolution of conflicts in the government of cities also through the creation of new professions:

a)     Training courses for social operators and/or volunteers from institutions and associations present in the field to promote development;

b)     Organisation of a conference on themes of potential conflict: protection of coastal areas, large road infrastructures, solid urban waste, industrial settlements, airports;

c)      Organisation of a workshop on each aspect with the participation of all actors involved.

·          Running of a Forum involving all the representatives of Euromedcity.


Given that ISOLAMED is constituted by the principal islands of the Mediterranean, to face and solve common problems. ISOLAMED poursues the following main objectives:

·          Constitute a “Charter of Mediterranean Islands”.

·          Create meeting opportunities between operators and researcher of the phenomena of mediterranean islands within the framework of MEDA programs.

·          Refine instruments of “island interpretation”, of the needs of its inhabitants through active and participative research instruments, capable of collecting information relating to the structural (territory-landscape framework), social (work organisation, employment, migration processes, etc.) and anthropological-relational aspects (sense of belonging, community feeling, level of well-being and quality of life, etc.) of islands.

·          Increase exchange of competencies, communication processes and resources for good administration.

·          Activate and diffuse instruments and methodologies of active participation, favouring a self-empowerment process of the citizens, which would allow their participation to decision-making.

·          Create methodologies able to recover hydraulic engineering works linked to port activities and river navigation.

·          Re-evaluate the cultural heritage (artistic, environmental, architectural and archaeological) of cities in order to promote the cultural and tourist offer also through the promotion of historic town centres.

·          Running of a Forum involving all of the representatives of Isolamed.


GIVEN  that ALMAMED is a congregation of all the Universities and the networks of Universities of the Euromediterranean Countries.

ALMAMED aims, as its main objective, at creating , through specific but coordinated programmes, a database made of the sum of the specific databases programmed, in the process of being established and already realised.

This electronic archive, continuously updated, is the bulk of data necessary in order to fulfil the objectives of ALMAMED which are:

·          Create opportunities of exchanges between Euromediterranean Universities also within the framework of the programmes of the European Union.

·          Set up network tools through active and participate research methodologies, able to collect information on structural aspects of Euromediterranean Universities.

·          Increase processes of exchange and communication of competencies and resources for an effective and efficient administration of the Universities.

·          Create a database in progress regarding the activities of the University.

·          Establish University degrees common to many Universities.

·          Establish systematic student-exchanges between Universities.

·          Establish the “Library of Euromediterranean Universities” to collect the main publications.


Given that the research and higher education programs as well as the several activities undertaken by Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo – which benefits of a network of international consultants – constitute an essential element of growth for the ‘southern regions’ and a preamble for the role that the States of the Southern and Eastern shores will have in the development of the Mediterranean, with clear consequences for cultural and civil growth. This also through the promotion of a new political class able to “think european” and “breath mediterranean”.

The Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo has been one of the main actors of the euromediterranean partnership, realising nearly 1500 events in the past five years with the aim of structurally supporting concrete partnership actions and foster decentralised cooperation between cities, regions, local collectivities and various organisms of the Civil Society of euromediterranean countries.

In such context two main events are worth mentioning:


a)      The “ I FORUM CIVIL EUROMED”, which took place in Barcelona 29th –30th  November and 1st  December 1995 and coorganised by the Institut Català de la Mediterrània and the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo. For the first time 1500 qualified representatives of the civil society, from the countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and from the EU, met with the aim of establishing a permanent context for dialogue and cooperation. The euromediterranean Conference, organised by the spanish presidency of the EU just before the Forum, set the political foundations for this process. The FCE, helped by the participation of businesses, chambers of commerce, universities, artists, intellectuals, unions, citizens’ organisations and other institutions, produced and analised ideas and projects of fundamental importance for the realisation of the euromediterranean partnership.


b)      The “II FORUM CIVILE EUROMED”, held in Naples on 12th, 13th and 14th December 1997 and organised by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, with the financial support of the European Commission, the patronage of the European Parliament, of Unesco and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the contribution of the Regions of Campania, Piemonte, Cala­bria, Liguria, Abruzzo, Catalunya, Sicily, Tuscany, Languedoc-Roussillon, Collectivité Territoriale de Corse and the Département des Bouches-du-Rhône, in collaboration with the Institut Català de la Mediterrània, l'Agencia Espanola de Cooperaciàn Internacional (Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de Espana), la Società Umanita­ria, l'Associazione Europa Mediterranea, il CSI - Pie­monte e l'Ente Autonomo Mostra d'Oltremare.

At this occasion 2248 representatives of the euromediterranean Civil Society coming from 36 countries, met to discuss 4 themes subdivided into 11 Sessions:

Area  “ A ” :  The Mediterranean and Globalisation



Area  “ B ” : Communication strategies



Area “ C ” : Cultures and values as resources




Area “ D ” : The economic and social relations





This event has been an important euromediterranean assembly which produced 86 projects. The  2248 participants to the II Forum Civile Euromed adopted a recomendation in which the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo – the Forum organiser – is asked to particularly work towards the establishement of:

-      The Academy of the Mediterranean.

-      Euromedcity: congregation of Cities, Provinces, Regions, local Collectivities and already existing Cities’ networks with which to structurally exchange information, experiences and examples of good practice.

-      Isolamed: congregation of Islands and already existing Islands’ networks with which to structurally exchange information, experiences and examples of good practice.

- Almamed: congregation of all the Universities and the networks of Universities of the     Euromediterranean Countries.

The Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo brought to terms such projects which, now, request structural funding in order to function.


Given that the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo founded international prizes which are now reference for dialogue and peace. Among these:



Trieste, JANUARY 1996

Awarding of the Sarajevo Prize 1996 to the poet Abdulah Sidran for the book La bara di Sarajevo (Edizioni E, Trieste 1995)


Trieste, January 1997

Awarding of the International Prize Laboratorio Mediterraneo to writer Izet Sarajlic’ for Il libro degli addii (Edizioni Magma, Naples 1997)


Trieste, January 1998

Prize awarded by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo for the best long and short feature films.


Naples, 5th  January 1998


Palermo, 1st  October 1998


Naples, 5th January 1999


Naples, 5th  January 1999


Trieste, 24th January 1999

The prize awarded by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo for the best long and short feature films.


Naples, 5th January 2000


Naples, 5th January 2000


Given that the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo has been selected – between nearly 70 applicants – by the European Commission for the Euromed Audio Visuel program,  receiving a three years’ grant for the Cinemamed project, through which – with several partners – a itinerant Festival of Mediterranean Cinema will be organised as well as training courses on the professions linked to Cinema.


Given that the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo has deserved important recognitions: 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 the former Jugoslavia; 5) by the approval of the Appeal for Peace in former Jugoslavia 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 the Nobel Prizes and scientists form 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 from the Nobel Prizes and women and men of culture and science  of the Appeal  for Albania; 8) by the approval  from about 15.000 people of the Appeal for Balkans and Kosovo;  9) 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; 10) 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; 11) by the Heads of State, Heads and Members of Government, President of Regions, Provinces and local Communities, Mayors, Rectors of Universities, Nobel Prizes, Representatives from prestigious cultural and scientific Institutions which have  in terms of founders and members of right  of the Academy of the Mediterranean; 12) by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lamberto Dini which, with a letter sent on the 31st  March 1999 (prot.014/671) to the Minister of University and Scientific Research Zecchino hoping the granting of a yearly contribution of  5 milliard liras and pointing out: “ the Academy of the Mediterranean is the highest Institution representing the academic and  universitary 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”; 13) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Trade which, and with the Ministry of Treasury, has worked out the “Guide Lines 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”; 14) 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); 15) 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; 16) 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 recognized the legal status; 17) by the European Commission which, recognizing 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; 18) by the European Commission which, through the program Euromed Audio Visuel, has entrusted the organisation and coordination of the project Cinemamed.

Those are the reasons  why there is an international recognition which, actually, has identified in the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo – and in the organisms created by it: the Academy of the mediterranean, Euromedcity, Almamed and Isolamed – an istitution of reference, in terms of legitimaty and represantativeness, in the sphere of  the euromediterranean partnership.


Given that the Government of of the Republic of Macedonia wants to recall the most important international events carried out by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo on his own and/or in collaboration:

"IL MEDITERRANEO E L’EUROPA" (Naples, 24th-25th  November 1995 - Palazzo Serra di Cassano); “L’EUROPA TRA DIMENSIONE MEDITERRANEA E MONDIALIZZAZIONE : RIPENSARE L’UNIVERSITA’” (Genoa, 22nd  March 1996; Palazzo Ducale, Salone Minor Consiglio); “WORLD WATER DAY 1995” (Naples-Caserta-Rome-Bari, 19th –23rd  March 1995); “COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT” (Rome, 25th –27th  May 1995); “SALVIAMO IL MEDITERRANEO” (Vatolla Perdifumo (Sa), 30th May –1st July 1995; Castello de Vargas); “LE CITTA’ DEL MEDITERRANEO” (Barcelona, 8th –9th  March 1995); “ECRITURE ET PRATIQUES DANS LES CAMPS DE CONCENTRATION NAZIS” (Reims, 20th –22nd  September 1995); “CIRCOLAZIONE ILLECITA DEI RIFIUTI “ (Rome, 3rd  October 1995); “VOLONTARIATO E VOLONTARIATI” (Turin, 8th  October 1995); “MARI E PORTI” (Trieste, 14th October 1995; Stazione Marittima - Sala Oceania); “I CENTRI STORICI DEL MAROCCO” (Essaouria (Morocco), 10th –12nd November 1995); “MEETING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN GROUP ON EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT” (Torremolinos - Malaga, 17th –19th  November 1995); “BOSNIA : DALLA GUERRA ALLA PACE ATTRAVERSO LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO” (Penne (Pescara), 1st -2nd  December 1995);  “DA MEGARIDE 94 AD HABITAT II. DEGRADO URBANO E CITTA’ CABLATA. SULLA STRADA DI ISTANBUL” (Naples, 2nd  December 1995); “MONOTEISMO E CONFLITTO” (Naples, 13th  - 15th  December 1995); “IL MEDITERRANEO E L’EUROPA” (Galassia Gutenberg - Naples, 18th  February 1995); “PAROLE, IMMAGINI E SUONI DI UNA GUERRA FRATRICIDA” (Turin, 22nd  May 1995); “IL VESUVIO : UN PARCO PER IL MEDITERRANEO” (San Sebastiano al Vesuvio (Na), 30th  June 1995; Palazzo Comunale); “GIORNATA NAZIONALE PER LA PACE IN BOSNIA” (Naples, 26th July 1995; Palazzo Serra di Cassano); “GLI ANGELI DEL MEDITERRANEO“ (Rutino, 14th  August 1995); “NAPLES CITTA' COMPETENTE”; “UN PONTE SULL’ADRIATICO : APPENA AL DI LA’ DI QUESTO MARE” (Cervia, 14th –18th  September 1995; Magazzini del Sale); “IL RUOLO DELLA SCUOLA NELLA PREVENZIONE DELLE CALAMITA’” (Naples, 11th October 1995; Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia - Università di Naples “Federico II”); “MEDITERRANEO : IDENTITA’ E CULTURA - MEDITERRANEO : IDENTITA’ E SCRITTURA” (Alberobello-Taranto, 22nd –25th  March  1995); “PROPER USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES” (Matera,  20th –21st  April  1995; Gravina, 22nd  April 1995); “INCONTRO DI AVERROES : IL TEMPO DELLE FRATTURE” (Marseille, 11th November 1995); “AGENDA 21 - IL MEDITERRANEO E LE SUE CITTA’” (Rome, 22nd November 1995); “MOSTRA FOTOGRAFICA CIBO E GUERRA” (Naples, 7th  December 1995 – 13th  January 1996); “MOSTRA SOFFERENZA E SPERANZA” (Naples, 10th December 1995; Museo dell’Opera di Santa Chiara); “PER NON DIMENTICARE” (Naples, 10th December 1995; Chiesa di Santa Maria La Nova); “ALBEROBELLO FESTIVAL”  (Alberobello, 18th –22nd July 1995); “NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CONCERT 1995” (Oslo, 11th December 1995; Concert Hall); “MEDITERRANEO” (Ventimiglia, 10th  May 1995); “PRIMA GIORNATA PER LA PACE DEI POPOLI DEL MEDITERRANEO” (Naples, 1st January 1996; Basilica di Santa Chiara); “INCONTRI CON IL CINEMA DELL’EUROPA ORIENTALE” (Trieste, 20th  January 1996); “PREMIO MASSIMO TROISI”; San Giorgio a Cremano (Na), 23rd June 1996; “NAPLES : CAPITALE DEL MEDITERRANEO ?” (Naples, 3rd  December 1996); “NAPLES CITTA’ BLU” (Naples, 12nd  April 1996; Grande Albergo Vesuvio); “IV COLLOQUI DI COOPERAZIONE UNIVERSITARIA” (Palermo, 13th  –16th  May 1996); “UN UNICO MARE : L’ADRIATICO, UN UNICO IMPEGNO : LA PACE” (Ravenna, 4th  April 1996); “I PORTI DEL MEDITERRANEO : MAPPE PER UNA NAVIGAZIONE TEATRALE” (Rome, 15th April 1996); “T/DAY”  (16.04.96); “LA POLITICA DI PARTENARIATO EUROMEDITERRANEO ED IL RUOLO DELL’EUROPA NEI NUOVI ASSETTI GEOECONOMICI IN MEDIO ORIENTE” (Naples, 17th  April 1996; Palazzo Serra di Cassano); “INCONTRO DELLE RETI CULTURALI EUROPEE” (Turin, 2nd –9th  May  1996); “LA CITTA’ ATTIVA” (Turin, 17th –18th  May 1996); “ULISSE : ARCHEOLOGIA DELL’UOMO MODERNO” (Rome, 29th –31st  May 1996); “COLLOQUE POSTCOLONIALISME” (Paris, 30th –31st  May 1996); “AMOR DI MARE” (Rome, 31st  May –16th  June 1996; Piazza del Popolo); “LA MACEDONIA E IL MEDITERRANEO” (SKopje, 24th –25th  October 1996); “SETTIMANA ITALO-ARABA” (Naples, 4th  - 9th  November 1996; Mostra d’Oltremare); “EUROPA-MEDITERRANEO : POLITICA E STRUMENTI DI ATTUAZIONE” (Naples, 23rd November 1996); “CULTURE E POLITICHE STRUTTURALI, UN CONTRIBUTO ALLO SVILUPPO REGIONALE E ALL’OCCUPAZIONE” (Bruxelles, 26th  November 1996; Parlamento Europeo); "VOCI DAL MEDITERRANEO" (Genoa, 16th –17th February 1996; Aula del Consiglio Regionale della Liguria); “I COMPITI DEGLI INTELLETTUALI NELL’EUROPA DI OGGI” (Genoa, 23rd –24th  May 1996; Palazzo Ducale, Salone del Mayr Consiglio); “HABITAT II”, Preconferenza ONU (Naples, 21st –23rd  March 1996); “LE UNIVERSITA’ PER IL MEDITERRANEO” (Cairo, 21st –23rd  March 1996); “VERSO LA SOCIETA’ MULTICULTURALE” (Nuoro, 2nd –3rd  May 1996); “SCRIVERE IL MAGHREB, LEGGERE L’EUROPA” (Trieste, 7th  May 1996); “LA MEDITERRANEE EN DEVENIR” (Corsica, 2nd  September 1996); “IL PROCESSO DI PACE OGGI” (Bruxelles, 18th September 1996); “LES ESPACE MEDITERRANEENS“ (Luxembourg, 17th–19th October 1996; Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg); “PARTENARIAT EURO-MEDITERRANEEN ET COOPERATION DECENTRALISEE” (Marrakech (Morocco), 31st October 1996); “ITALIANI NEL MONDO” (Naples, 15th  - 17th November 1996; Centro Internazionale Congressi Mediterraneo); “ALGHERO, SARDEGNA, MEDITERRANEO” Terza Rassegna Internazionale del Documentario Mediterraneo (Alghero, 22nd –27th  August 1996); “MEDITERRANEO : VIAGGIO ATTRAVERSO LA NOSTRA ANIMA” (Messina, 30th November 1996); “IL VIAGGIO : DAL GRAND TOUR AL TURISMO POST INDUSTRIALE” (Rome, 5th  - 6th December 1996); “MOSTRA DI DISEGNI BAMBINI A SARAJEVO” (Naples, March 1996); “TRATTO CONTINUO - T. DAY : UN GIORNO DI ORDINARIA (IN) TOLLERANZA” (Milan, 16th April 1996); “MOSTRA CALEIDOSCOPIO, PROGETTO EUROPA”  (Turin, 15th  May 1996); “LA CULTURA DEL COSTRUIRE NEL SOTTOSUOLO NEL BACINO DEL MEDITERRANEO” (Genoa, 16th May 1996; Palazzo Ducale); “MOSTRA EX-JUGOSLAVIA : DIARIO DI UNA GUERRA” (Ostellato-Ferrara, 24th April-31st  May  1996); “I SAPERI DEL FEMMINILE: Il Mediterraneo antico e le scelte per il nostro futuro” (Turin, 18th  May 1996; Salone del Libro, Sala Londra Lingotto); “IL MEDITERRANEO : IMMAGINI E RAPRESENTAZIONI - Pace : Differenze, Confronto e Solidarietà” Modelli di formazione e intervento per l’educazione alla pace per insegnanti di scuola elementare, media e superiori Rome, 6/11/95 - 8/11/95 - 10/11/95 - 4/3/96 - 6/3/96 - 8/3/96; “EUROPA Y EL MEDITERRANEO :  EXAMEN DE URGENCLA”     (Madrid, 1st –6th July 1996); “II CORSO UNIVERSITARIO MULTIDISCIPLINARE DI EDUCAZIONE ALLO SVILUPPO” (Genoa, 6th  November 1996); “VISIONI A ...” (Rome, 10th August 1996); “DOVE CRESCE L’ULIVO” (Genoa, 22nd March 1996); “ONDE CRESCE A OLIVEIRA”  (Lisbon, 15th September 1996); “CONCERTO DELL’EPIFANIA per la Pace – I edizione” (Naples, 5th Genuary 1996); “SARAJEVO WINTER 97” (Sarajevo, 7th February – 21st March 1997); “FIESTA MEDITERRANEA” (Rome, 16th June 1996); “MIGRANTI” (Sarajevo, 7th  - 8th November 1996); “DOMINUS HUMANISSIMUS” (Naples, 8th  December 1996); “XIII INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO” - “SARAJEVO WINTER ‘97” (Sarajevo, 7th February – 21st March 1997); “L'EUROPA E IL MEDITERRANEO ALL'ALBA DEL XXI SECOLO” (Marseille, 25th  - 26th April 1997); “IL LIBERALISMO NEL XXI SECOLO” (Naples, 4th  -7th June 1997); “IL MEDITERRANEO CULLA DELLA CIVILTA' OCCIDENTALE” (Naples, 28th  October 1997); L'ITINERARIO DI ITALO CALVINO DAL NEOREALSIMO ALLE LEZIONI AMERICANE” (Naples, 9th May 1997); “LA PROMOZIONE DEL TURSIMO NAUTICO QUALE FATTORE TRAINANTE PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE COSTE DELLA CAMPANIA E DEL MEDITERRANEO” (Naples, 10th June 1997); “IL CORALLO MEDITERRANEO” (Santa Margherita Ligure, 27th September 1997); Corsi di alta formazione e aggiornamento - “MODULO DI FORMAZIONE PER ESPERTI DI RETE”  organized by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo for the Provveditorato agli Studi di Naples  25/1/97 - 22/2/97 - 15/3/97 - 12/4/97; “LA RAPPRESENTAZIONE DEL MEDITERRANEO NELL’IMMAGINARIO DEI GIOVANI”; “PATOLOGIA AMBIENTALE”; “POPOLI E CULTURE NELL’AREA MEDITERRANEA:  INCONTRI - SCONTRI – MOVIMENTI” Organized  by the Istituto per la Storia della Resistenza dell’Italia contemporanea della provincia di Rimini and coordinated by experts of Proteo dell’Emilia Romegna and by the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo. 25/10/96 - 21/2/97 - 3/3/97 - 7/3/97; Corso di aggiornamento per insegnanti " La geografia e il paesaggio"“PATOLOGIA AMBIENTALE” (Naples, 16th Genuary – 29th May 1997; Università Federico II - II Medicina Interna - Aula n.1);  “IL MEDITERRANEO” Corso di aggiornamento (Naples, 18th February 1997); “QUALE MEDITERRANEO NEL 2000” (Rome, 11st June 1997); “INNOVAZIONE FINANZIARIA COME FATTORE SVILUPPO” (Naples, 12nd April 1997); “TERRA : INCIPIT VITA NOVA” (Turin, 16th  April 1997; Politecnico di Turin, Castello del Valentino); “QUESTO MEDITERRANEO” (Turin, 19th  April 1997); “V SEMINARIO INTERNAZIONALE DI STUDI SULL'ECOSISTEMA MARINO” (Gaeta, Naples, Ustica, 11st  - 15th June 1997); “CASA MEDITERRANEA: MODELLI E DEFORMAZIONI” (Naples, 7th May 1997); “L'ISLAM ET L'ESPACE MEDITERRANEEN” (Luxembourg, 25th – 27th  September 1997); “ALEXANDRIE ET LE DIALOGUE DES CULTURES D'HIER À DEMAIN” (Alessandria di Egitto, 27th  - 28th  September 1997); “XXVème Session Plénière de la CRPM” (La Rochelle, 8th  - 11st October 1997); “EBRAISMO, ISLAM, CRISTIANESIMO. CONOSCERSI PER DIALOGARE” (Savona, 10th  - 12nd October 1997); “MEDITERRANEE: LE PORTULAN DES ECHANGES” (Ajaccio, 13rd  - 14th October 1997); “EURO-MED TRAFFIC FOCUS” (Campo Santa Margherita, 13rd  - 15th October 1997); “SUMMER UNIVERSITY ON EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CULTURAL COOPERATION” (Barcelona, 22nd  - 28th September 1997 ); “INCONTRI CON IL CINEMA DELL’EUROPA CENTRO-ORIENTALE” (Trieste, 21st – 25th January 1997; Cinema Excelsior; Sala Excelsior - Sala Azzurra); “IL CINEMA DEI PAESI ARABI”  (Rome, 27th –31st  January, Accademia Egiziana Palermo, 1st –9th February, Cinema Rouge et Noir; Bologna, 12th –19th February, Cinema Lumiere; Turin, 21st February-4th March, Cinema Massimo; Venezia, 5th –26th  March, Cinema Accademia; Naples, 8th –15th March, Teatro Nuovo - 1997); “SALONE DEL LIBRO '97” Stand Edizioni Magma (Turin, 22nd  - 27th May 1997); “obiettivo mediterraneo: Architettura - Paesaggio - Costume  (1850 - 1900)” (Bologna, 9th  - 23rd January 1997; Associazione Culturale Italo Francese); “BIENNALE DEI GIOVANI ARTISTI DELL’EUROPA E DEL MEDITERRANEO” (Turin, 17th –23rd April 1997); “SIMBOLOGIE MEDITERRANEE” (Bettona, 9th  - 18th May  1997); “FRA CIELO E TERRA: LE CAMPANE GERUSALEMME IN VAL D'EGOLA” (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “LA TERRA E IL MARE” (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “MEDITERRANEO LUCE E ENERGIA, CONDUTTORE LIQUIDO DI CIVILTA'” (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “SPIRITUALITA' NELL'ARTE”  (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “GERUSALEMME DAL CIELO”  (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “PORTE DI CATTEDRALI” (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “AMOR DI MARE”  (Rome, 6th  - 15th  June 1997); “SIMBOLOGIE MEDITERRANEE”  (Sciacca, July - September 1997); “CONCERTO DELL’EPIFANIA per la Pace  II edizione” (Naples, 4th  January 1997; Basilica di Santa Chiara); “RIEVOCAZIONE STORICA” (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “GERUSALEMME” (Bettona, 9th  - 18th  May 1997); “SERATA DI POESIE” (Bettona, 9th  – 18th  May 1997); “L'ACQUA NEI PAESI MEDITERRANEI” (Naples, 4th  - 5th  December 1997); “RASSEGNA CINEMATOGRAFICA, SARAJEVO, IERI E OGGI” (Bologna, 25th  April 1998); “CONCERTO DELL’EPIFANIA per la Pace  III edizione” (Naples, 4th  January 1998; Basilica di Santa Chiara); “II FORUM CIVILE EUROMED: OBIETTIVI E MEZZI PER IL PARTENARIATO EUROMEDITERRANEO” (Bruxelles – European Parliament, 1st July 1998); “TURISMO E CULTURA NEL MEDITERRANEO ALLE SOGLIE DEL TERZO MILLENIO” (Naples, 9 October 1998); “ASSISI CENTRO DEL MEDITERRANEO” (Assisi, 11st September 1998); “IL MAR NERO ED IL MAR MEDITERRANEO DI FRONTE AL TERZO MILLENNIO” (Bari, 9th  July 1998); “LA COOPERATION ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT EN MEDITERRANEE” (Split - Brela, October 1998); “COLLOQUI INTERCULTURALI” (Palermo, 11st  - 13rd  November 1998; Mediterraneo 3° Millennio, prima l'Uomo); “HUITIEME CENTENAIRE DU DECES D'IBN RUSHD” (Marrakech, 12 – 15th December 1998); “IX ASSEMBLEA PLENARIA DELLA COMMISSIONE INTERMEDITERRANEA” (Montpellier, 4th  February 1998); “BACINO DEL MEDITERRANEO E STRATEGIE DI SVILUPPO” (Naples, 3rd  - 4th  April 1998); “PER UNA CONVERGENZA MEDITERRANEA SUI DIRITTI DELL'UOMO” (Palermo, 19th  April 1998); “V CONFERENZA DEGLI ORGANISMI DI RADIOTELEVISIONE E DEGLI OPERATORI DELL'AUDIOVISIVO MEDITERRANEO” (Tunis, 18th  - 22nd  April 1998); “CITTA' D'ARTE E OCCUPAZIONE NUOVE LINEE D'AZIONE DELL'UNIONE EUROPEA” (Rome, 20th  April 1998); “MULTIMEDIA ACCESS TO EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE” (Cairo, 27th  - 29th  April 1998); “LA SOCIETA' EUROMEDITERRANEA DELL'INFORMAZIONE PER LO SVILUPPO DEL TURISMO” (Cagliari, 29th  - 30th  April 1998); “FEMMES ET HOMMES, DECIDONS ENSEMBLE” (Parigi, 12th  - 13th  June 1998); “LES PACTES SOCIAUX DANS LA ZONE EURO-MEDITERRANEENNE. ANALYSE COMPARATIVE ET EXPERIENCES VECUES” (La Marsa, 17th – 19th  July 1998); “OCCIDENTE IN ISLAM” (Amman, 8th  - 13th  November 1998); “1° CONFERENZA NAZIONALE SULL'OCCUPAZIONE” (Marrakech, 12th  - 15th December 1998); “ASCOLTARE IL MEDITERRANEO” (Rimini, 7th - 8th November 1998); “EL UNIVERSO CREADOR MEDITERRANEO” (Naples, 21st  May 1998); “IL MARE CHE UNISCE. SCUOLA, EUROPA E MEDITERRANEO” (Sestri Levante, 22nd  - 24th  October 1998); “CORSO DI FORMAZIONE PER RESPONSABILI D’ASSOCIAZIONI GIOVANILI DEL BACINO MEDITERRANEO” (Naples, 10th –21st May 1998); “VIVERE BENE L’EUROPA A QUALSIASI ETA’: QUALI PRESUPPOSTI GIURIDICI E PEDAGOGICI” (Naples, 1st – 2nd  December 1998); “NAPLES PER MARCELLO MASTROIANNI” (Naples, 22nd  January 1998; Circolo della Stampa); “COMMEMORATION EUROPEENNE DU 800° ANNIVERSAIRE D'AVERROES” (La Sorbonne, 6th  June 1998; Cordova, 26th September 1998); “INCONTRI CON IL CINEMA DELL’EUROPA CENTRO-ORIENTALE” (Trieste, 24th January 1998); “INCONTRI CON IL CINEMA DELL’EUROPA CENTRO-ORIENTALE” (Trieste, 17th –24th January 1999); “CONCERTO DELL’EPIFANIA per la Pace  IV edizione” (Naples, 5th January 1999; Basilica di Santa Chiara); “LE REGIONI E IL PARTENARIATO EUROEMEDITERRANEO” (Siracusa, 16th January 1999); “NAPLES CITTA’ COMPETENTE” (Naples, 29th January 1999); “L’ISTRUZIONE NEL MEDITERRANEO” (Naples, 2nd February 1999); “IL PARTENARIATO EUROMEDITERRANEO” (Aix en Provence, 18th  February 1999); “LA SOCIETA’ DELL’INFORMAZIONE NEL MEDITERRANEO” (Rome, 30th June 1999); “EBRAISMO, CRISTIANESIMO, ISLAM” (Savona, 1st October 1999); “LE ROLE DE LA SOCIETE CIVILE” (Bruxelles, 16th October 1999); “IL MEDITERRANEO E L’EUROPA” (Lecce, 19th October 1999).


Given that to date the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo needs growing resources in order to support the activities of the Academy of the Mediterranean, of Euromedcity and of Isolamed previously exposed and distributed in the various branches.


Proposes and the Government unanimously approves the following



For what explained in the introduction, that here was fully reported, to pledge so as:

1)       the Government and the Parliament of the Italian Republic ensure, with adequate legislation, a continous line of financial support – so as suggested by the Minister of Foreign Affairs or other equivalent and in agreement with the Ministries of University and of Scientific and Technological Research, for Arts and Culture, of Education, of Foreign Affairs, of the Environment – so as to safeguard the existence of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo that, with the establishement of the Academy of the Mediterranean, of Euromedcity and of Isolamed, represents, for the Mediterranean, a unique and irreplaceable patrimony for european and mediterranean culture and science as well as an essential instrument for the implementation of the cultural and political internationalisation policies of the euromediterranean area.

2)       The European Parliament and the European Commission provide, through adequate provisions, the actualisation of a line in favour of the Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo which, with the Academy of the Mediterranean, Euromedcity, Isolamed, and ALMAMED, constitutes a relevant instrument for the necessary establishement of the euromediterranean partnership.


(1) Winner of the “Mediterranean Prize for Peace” 1999

(2) Winner of the “Mediterranean Prize for Peace” 1998

(3) Winner of the “Mediterranean Prize for Culture” 1998

(4) Winner of the “Mediterranean Prize for Peace” 1997

(5) Winner of the “Mediterranean Prize for Culture” 1999