helping to realise peace in the Greater Mediterranean
The Fondazione Mediterraneo is an international non-profit
Organisation of Social Utility (Onlus), which includes specialists
and internationally recognised scholars on the Mediterranean,
politicians with international and diplomatic experience, and who
have been involved in Mediterranean affairs.
The Fondazione was established in 1994. From then until
2005, it employed the name Fondazione Laboratorio Mediterraneo, to
underline the experimental character of its activities.
On 1 September 2005, it assumed the name Fondazione Mediterraneo,
(Italian) network for the Dialogue among societies and cultures. It
is legally recognised by:
- the Region of Campania, via decree n. 11315 of the
- the Italian Ministry for Heritage and Cultural Activities,
via their decree of 20/04/1999 (published in G. U. n. 113 of
Declarations n. 2228 of 18/05/1999 and n. 2079 of 17/11/2004 of
the Region of Campania decreed it an «Institution of High Culture».
States, regions, provinces, cities, local communities, institutions,
universities and organisations of 38 Euro-Mediterranean countries –
representing beyond 200 million citizens – have officially
recognised the Fondazione.
The Fondazione established the Maison de la Méditerranée:
a physical and virtual space - with branch offices in various
countries - that works as a tool of institutional visibility of the
Greater Mediterranean and of meetings, development strategies,
information exchange and communication.
The Fondazione is: