Fondazione Terzo Pilastro

La Fondazione Terzo Pilastro - Internazionalethe natural evolution of Fondazione Mediterraneo created in the early two thousands by Professor Emmanuel F. M. Emanuele, is a an entirely private foundation established under private law, that operates at an international level with no territorial constraints and a Mediterranean-centric perspective - starting from Southern Italy and the Mediterranean Region, its original remit, and arriving in the emerging countries in the Middle and Far East, which play a leading role in recent history - in order to promote, accomplish and disseminate projects of high social, cultural, educational and artistic value, both directly and through its instrumentalities named Fondazione Cultura e Arte and Poema S.p.A..

The Foundation’s work is characterized by the constant aim to combine its traditional focus on the development and social needs of the territories with an increasingly wider, global vision of the urgent issues in the contemporary world even by acting directly though ambitious projects of high socioeconomic and cultural value in the neediest countries. By acting on these premises, Fondazione Terzo Pilastro is characterised both by the structural and systematic nature of the projects, opposed to the disjointed and extemporaneous nature of many other so-called similar projects, and the network approach arising from the beneficial forms of cooperation with foreign institutions and organizations that pursue goals compatible with those of the Foundation.

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The topic, persistently fostered by the Chairman, was initially addressed by Fondazione Roma – Mediterraneo, subsequently by Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Italia e Mediterraneo and finally by Fondazione Terzo Pilastro – Internazionale. The reason for such attention arose from the need to make the Mediterranean a bridge to Europe in order to avert the migratory phenomenon and the Chairman’s conviction that the Mediterranean region could again play a fundamental role in times of crisis in the West and confrontation with the East.  Continua >>

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