Message from the Chair
From a Welfare State to a ‘Civil’ Welfare model
Fondazione Terzo Pilastro and the role of the Mediterranean region.

Third Pillar: the non-profit world is the only valid alternative to the Crisis of the State
and the market and to meet the community’s inevitable needs.

Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale operates in the fields of Health, Scientific Research, Aid to the Underprivileged, Education, Art and Culture and acts as a trait d’union between Mediterranean cultures. Since the Foundation was established, as I suggested, for the purpose of paying more attention to the neglected regions of Southern Italy and the Maghreb and to boost philanthropy in the Near and Middle East, most of its activities are performed in Southern Italy and the Mediterranean Region because it… >>


Ritratti di Poesia returns

The XIV international poetry show, Ritratti di Poesia (Portraits of Poetry), has moved and will be held this year in the foyer of the Auditorium Conciliazione near the Vatican. This unique show was designed in 2006 by Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele, Chairman of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale that promotes and organises the event through Fondazione Cultura e Arte.

La travolgente arte di Alsoudani per la prima volta a Roma

Un’importante retrospettiva ripercorre la carriera dell’artista americano di origine irachena Ahmed Alsoudani. La mostra In Between, a cura di Mary Angela Schroth, raccoglie circa una quarantina di opere dell’artista dal 2004 ad oggi, tra cui, oltre a nuovi e inediti dipinti provenienti dal suo studio, anche una selezione di importanti opere su carta e una più recente scultura in bronzo dipinto.

The Paladins Revived in the Children’s Hospital

The project ‘La rinascita dei Palladini’, the artistic remodelling of the entrance hall and passageways of the Children’s hospital G. Di Cristina, achieved with the fundamental support of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, was presented on the 25th of November 2019 in the presence of the Chairman of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele Ambassador to Palermo CulturE nel Mondo, the General Director of ARNAS Roberto Colletti, the Director of U.O.C. Staff Salvatore Caronia and doctor Maria Lucia Furnari.

“I am inspired by poetry and I try to help people with Alzheimer’s disease”

They used to call him a ‘socialist baron’ since he was a friend of Giuseppe Saragat and other socialists and social democrats.  Actually, Emmanuele Emanuele has always had many friends and admirers from all social classes and political parties.

Twentieth century Palermo revived in paintings by Antonio Cutino

The Chairman of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale, Ambassador to Palermo CulturE nel Mondo, Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele, the President of Fondazione Whitaker, Professor Paolo Matthiae and the Director-Secretary General of Fondazione Whitaker, Maria Enza Carollo presented the Exhibition titled ‘Palermo del ‘900 – Nel Segno della Tradizione’ on the 26th of November 2019 in the Salone della Musica at Villa Malfitano Whitaker.

Art and Solidarity Travel in the Lift

An elevator for Andrea.  Andrea Mateucci, a disabled boy who lives in building F of the ATER complex located in Viale Torarancia, 63, finally has a lift and is able to move freely thanks to Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale.