ABOUT LA MAISON DE LA MEDITERRANEE
The Maison de la Méditerranée
(MdM) is a "Euro-Mediterranean house for dialogue between
cultures and societies". It is a physical space in which
the institutions and bodies of the various Euro-Mediterranean
countries conduct exchanges and partnerships for future peace
It constitutes a shared space where the different personalities
and attitudes of the Euro-Mediterranean area meet and compare
experiences and cultures, reach a greater reciprocal awareness
in the examination of their various interests, discuss their differences,
and initiate a dialogue directed, in the long term, to achieve
agreement based on peace and justice, mutual security and common
The Secretary General of the Maison de la
Méditerranée from 1 November 2004 is Walter Schwimmer.
La Maison de la Méditerranée is
a key initiative of the Fondazione Mediterraneo
whose puurpose is to promote
the cultural and institutional involvement of the Euro-Mediterranean
countries (particularly those of Italy, the Regione Campania and
the entire South) in accordance with the policies adopted by the
European Union and other institutions.
The central Office of the Maison de la Méditerranée
(situated in the historic building of the ex-Grand Hotel de Londres
at Via Depretis, 130) was inaugurated on June 22nd 2002.
- Premises for the representation of Institutions and Bodies
from Euro-Mediterranean countries, with properly equipped halls
and technological back up for meetings at the highest level.
- Cabled technical facilities for simultaneous videoconferences
between the Euro-Mediterranean countries.
- Facilities for the cabled edition of the organisation's portal,
Euromedi.org and the video-press agency Mednetwork.
- Premises for seminars and conferences.
- Premises for high level training, interactive teaching
La Maison de la Méditerranée
the central office for institutions and bodies representing Euro-Mediterranean
partnerships (Mediterranean Academy, Almamed, Euromedcity, Isolamed,
Labmed, Union méditerranéenne des architects) and
periodically hosts meetings of international bodies (UN, Unesco,
Council of Europe, Forum dei Parlamenti Mediterranei, etc.).