|THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD
In 1998 the Fondazione Mediterraneo funded the
Mediterranean Award (with its sections: Peace, Culture,
Institutions, Media, Art, Diplomacy, Cinema, Creativity, Architecture, Mediterranean Award for the Dialogue between Civilizations, Mediterranean Award for Environment and Shared Development, Mediterranean Award for Social Promotion, Silver Dolphin and Medal of Honour).
It is yearly assigned to personalities of political, cultural, and
artistic world that contributed with their action to reduce the
tensions and begin an upgrading process of cultural differences and
shared values in the area of the Greater Mediterranean.
Nowadays this prize is considered one of the higher and more
prestigious award in the
yearly Epiphany's Concert is dedicated to the Mediterranean Award and is organized by
Franciscan Centre of Culture "Oltre il Chiostro" in partnership with the Fondazione Mediterraneo and it is internationally broadcasted by Rai
and Rai International on the morning of 6th of January.
In 1996 and 1997 the Fondazione Mediterraneo, together with Alpe Adria Cinema of Trieste, assigned the Sarajevo Award dedicated to poets from the Balkans area; and in 1998 launched the International Award "Laboratorio Mediterraneo" which is assigned every year to the best short-film in contest at the Trieste Film Festival. Since 2010 this award has been included in the Mediterranean Award for Cinema.
AWARD FOR THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN CULTURES
the Fondazione Mediterraneo in partnership with the Anna Lindh
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures decided to
launch a special category of the ‘Mediterranean Award’ entitled
The Euro-Med Award for the Dialogue Between
decision was taken unanimously by the Heads of the 35 National Networks
during the meeting held in
Barcelona on the 27th of November 2005 to
celebrate the “Year of the Mediteranean” and the tenth anniversary of the
THE MEDITERRANEAN BOOK AWARD
the Fondazione Mediterraneo launched a new section of the
Mediterranean Award entitled Mediterranean Book Award.
This Award, founded by Mrs Dounia Abourachid (member of Fondazione
Mediterraneo and now President of this Award),
has the aim of awarding translation, edition, promotion, diffusion
and spread of the works, contributing to a better acquaintance with the “other”,
considering the variation and the vitality of the literary form of the
research and of the contemporary debates on the two shores.
The Mediterranean Book Award is bestowed every year by a book
showroom in one of the two shores.