Fondazione Mediterraneo


President and EuroMeSco "liaison officer": Michele Capasso


General Statement

The Fondazione Mediterraneo - network for dialogue among societies and culture - is an international non-profit Organisation of Social Utility (Onlus) planned in 1991 by Michele Capasso and established in 1994 in Naples with the aim of promoting dialogue and peace in Mediterranean areas and all around the world. It includes specialists and internationally recognised scholars on the Mediterranean, politicians with international and diplomatic experience, and who have been involved in actions to promote dialogue and peace.

Areas of work

International politics, Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue, Shared Development, International Cooperation, initiatives for Young people and Women.

Objectives of the Euromed/Middle East programme(s)

The Fondazione has decided to launch a five-year programme entitled “The Mediterranean, Europe, and Islam: Actors in Dialogue, its mission being to strengthen mutual understanding and co-operation among the countries of the southern and northern shores of the Mediterranean and Europe and the Muslim communities within and outside Europe. This programme will be realized through policies of recognition of the Other, through the development of human exchanges in various fields, and the diffusion of knowledge and shared well-being.

The programme will include different projects with specific objectives as part of the institutional activities of the Fondazione. In particular, the project entitled Social Participation and Mediation means to bring together prominent political and social actors in Civil Society from both the north and south banks of the Mediterranean, striving to promote analysis of the needs and priorities for social policies of inclusion which will allow them to become actors in dialogue and in development both at the local and global level.

Membership to other networks

- “Anna Lindh” Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures (Head of the Italian Network)

- Cultural Committee of the Union for the Mediterranean - UpM (Member)

- Council of Europe (Member with Participatory Statute)

- Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (Member with Participatory Statute)

- NGO Euromed Platform (Founding Member)

- Youth Euromed Platform (Member)

- International European Movement - MEI (Member)

- Copeam (Member)

- Alliance of Civilizations (Member)

Practical information

Fondazione Mediterraneo

Via Depretis, 130 - 80133 Napoli (Italy)

Phone: +39 081 5523033


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