Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale establishing relationships and creating partnerships with national and international institutions and individuals who pursue goals similar to those of the Foundation aimed at bringing people together and paves the way for genuine dialogue, particularly in the Mediterranean Region. Culture is a shared language and it increases the awareness of a common identity which is at the basis of peaceful cohabitation. Main projects realised : • Julio Larraz – Of the sea, air and other stories • Sulle Vie • Great Coral Masterpieces XVII and XVIII century coral artefacts from Trapani • Exhibition entitled ‘Partono i Bastimenti’: From Naples to Cosenza • The Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma • The exhibition entitled Partono i bastimenti • Taormina FilmFest • Calligraphic Art from the Arab World • Conviviality: anthropological, cultural and social aspects of dining together • Monumental works by Piero Guccione • Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi • World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development • Contemporary art for the temple of olympian Zeus • Religion and Philanthropy • Mediterranean treasures • Romaeuropa Festival • Mediterranean Academies Since the Foundation was established for the purpose of paying more attention to the neglected regions of Southern Italy and the Maghreb most of its activities were initially performed in Southern Italy and the Mediterranean Region. In the past two years it has also been engaged in boosting philanthropy and culture in the Near and Middle East. In fact, a lot of arts are shared in the Mediterranean region: poetry, literature, art, education, monotheistic religions, philosophy and democracy.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Since it was established, Fondazione Terzo Pilastro has accomplished many projects in this regard: first and foremost it has opened several representative offices in the regions of interest (Catania in Sicily; Cosenza in Calabria; Naples in Campania; Rabat in North Africa; Madrid in Spain and finally in Malta), in order to see first-hand the local entities and create strategic operative centres in the relevant regions. Furthermore, over the years the Foundation has created and completed, in a progressively more structured and systematic way, many education or cultural projects of high socio-economic value in most of the Mediterranean basin and subsequently increasingly more towards the East until reaching Russia and China even becoming directly involved, with efficacy, in the neediest countries. Please refer to the two activities macro-sections named National (Southern Italy) and International (the Mediterranean region and the East), for a detailed and complete survey of the international projects completed by the Foundation in the last decade.