The Adriatic Mediterranean Festival - the cultural festival gathering in Ancona a number of musicians, writers and artists coming from all over the Adriatic-Ionian Region and the Mediterranean - took place from Wednesday 29 August to Saturday 1 September in Ancona.

The Mediterranean Adriatic Prize, which is awarded every year to the personalities who commit themselves to culture and rights in the Mediterranean and the Balkans, in 2018, is attributed to the Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad. The award aims to be a recognition of the value of culture and art as an element of peace and knowledge, even in the most critical and desperate situations.

The Award ceremony took place at the seat of the Permanent Secretariat of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative on Wednesday 29 August (h. 6.30 p.m.) in the presence of AII Secretary General, Amb. Giovanni Castellaneta.

For more information about the festival, visit the official website