Secretary General Amb. Pigliapoco inaugurated the Adriatic Mediterranean Festival, with the participation of the Mayor of Ancona, Mr. Fiorello Gramillano, the Toursim Alderman of Region Marche, Mrs Serenella Moroder and the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Ancona, Mr. Rodolfo Giampieri. With the occasion the Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun was awarded for his engagement in the fight against racism.