The city of Cassano Ionio COSENZA 36 NATIONAL AWARD TROCCOLI MAGNA GREECE
Among the winners for the first time there is also a school that makes culture Il Casalini di San Marzano Taranto
The winners of the 36th Troccoli Magna Graecia National Award announced. The event was awarded protection by the European Commission – Representation in Italy – by the Calabria region, the city of Cassano all’Ionio and other institutions
The winners of the 36th Troccoli Magna Graecia National Prize will receive their awards during the final ceremony to be held at the Municipal Theater of Cassano all’Ionio (CS) on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 18.00 in the presence of municipal, regional and national, civil, military and religious.
For the “Essay Section”, the prizes will go to Francesco Maria Spanò, Lawyer, Director of Human Resources at LUISS University “Guido Carli” for the volume Gerace Magna Graecia City of the Hundred Churches (publisher Gangemi), which uses the intervention of the Prosecutor of the Republic Catanzaro, District Anti-Mafia Directorate, Nicola Gratteri; to Giuseppe Procaccini, former prefect of Latina, director and teacher of the Higher School of Interior Administration, and director of the American Studies Center in Rome, for the novel Vite all’incontro (Nemapress Edizioni). To the “Journalists Section”
the award went to Francesco Siddi, professional journalist, president of Confindustria RadioTv, former director of Rai and general secretary of Fnsi; he was also a member of the Publishing Commission under the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and was committed to greater protection of journalistic work by contributing to the creation of associations of Italian journalists in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil.
For non-fiction, the prize also went to the author Giusy Staropoli, for the volume Terra Santissima (Laruffa publishing house). While the winners of the “Research Section” were Rosa Marini, for the diploma thesis The Baptism of Dolls between Play and Inculturation, (University of Calabria); to Piero de Vita, for the intense scientific research activity aimed at restoring and enhancing the demo-ethno-anthropological heritage; and finally for
the recognition was first given to a school, and precisely to the “Casalini” Comprehensive Institute of San Marzano di San Giuseppe (TA) led by Professor Maria Teresa Alfonso, for research and cultural commitment characterized in school teaching aimed at knowledge of ethnolinguistic cultures and relations to international countries.
It should be noted that a school is awarded for the first time in 36 years, and the recognition goes precisely to the cultural activities it has developed over the years on a pedagogical and scientific level. The “F. Toscano ofs” went to Gregorio Corigliano, journalist and essayist, former editor-in-chief of the RAI department in Calabria, for the volume Nero di seppia (Pellegrini Editore).
Finally, a special mention to Francesco Spingola for the curatorship of
Story sandonatesi (Publisher Il Coscile). The event was awarded protection by the European Commission – Representation in Italy – by the Calabria region, the city of Cassano all’Ionio, the capital city of Reggio Calabria, the province of Cosenza and other institutions.
As part of this edition, an initiative to support cultural promotion carried out by the award was promoted: a parallel network aimed at promoting the cultural, landscape and naturalistic attractions not only in the municipality of Cassano, but extended to the municipalities and institutions operating. in the areas of the Ionian Arch, in the Siberian period and in Pollino: these are the institutional partners for
areas to which the city of Cassano all’Ionio is affiliated, the Diocese of Cassano all’Ionio with the Diocese Museum of Sacred Art, the Archdiocese of Rossano-Cariati for the Diocese and the Codex Museum, the Museum of Olive Art and Peasant Culture “L. Noia” onlus Trebisacce, the Archaeological Park Broglio Trebisacce, Licorice Museum “G. Amarelli” Rossano and the Sibari Lakes Association onlus, in Sibari.