The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and BirdLife committed to the protection of penguins
Created in 2011 by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the goal of the “Summer Dream” evening events is to bring together, for just one night, talented individuals who are sensitive to the environmental causes defended by the Foundation. This year, the Serbian violin virtuoso, Nemanja Radulovic, the winner of the Victoires de la Musique in 2014, enchanted all art and music lovers on 18th July 2017 with his ensemble “Double Sens”. His latest recording devoted to Bach featured on the programme of this exceptional evening organised in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The aim of this evening of music with a dinner created by Paolo Sari, a Michelin starred chef, was to support a joint project conducted by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and one of its longstanding partners, BirdLife International, for the protection of penguins, of which ten out of eighteen species are critically endangered.
The world leader in bird protection, Birdlife International, set up in 1922, currently has a global network of 122 partners, environmental and non-governmental organisations, established in 120 countries.
Première édition d’une performance artistique éphémère de rue à Monaco
La ville apparaît comme l’œuvre la plus vivante et le support artistique le plus utilisé au monde. Monaco a eu le privilège d’accueillir, pour la première fois, sur l’esplanade du Quai Albert 1er, les plus prestigieux artistes du monde de l’art urbain, les 15 et 16 juillet 2017. Imaginée par Alberto Colman, éditeur du magazine italien Monte Carlo In et directeur de la société d’événementielle WSM Events, cette exposition d’Urban Painting Around the World (UPAW), dont la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, la Mairie de Monaco et la Direction du Tourisme sont partenaires, a permis à neuf artistes de la galerie de Willem Speerstra -Alex Kuznetsov, Blancbec, Etnik, Jazi, John CRASH Matos, Mr Oneteas, Mist, Sozyone et Stohead- de réaliser des oeuvres en direct qui ont ensuite vendues aux enchères par la maison Artcurial, au bénéfice de la Fondation. Sensibles à la thématique choisie, celle de la protection des océans, les artistes se sont livrés à une performance en direct, sur neuf murs éphémères.
The Foundation signs an agreement with the Low Carbon Economy Service Committee of Shanghai
On 14th July 2017, Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed an agreement with Mr Yuhua Zhu, President of the Monaco-China association, and representing the Low Carbon Economy Service Committee of Shanghai. This Chinese association has created influential international conferences, such as the “China CleanPath”, as well as international fora dedicated to the issues it holds close to its heart: energy saving and planet protection.
The Foundation and WWF sign the 4th phase of their ?bluefin? tuna project
In January 2008, on the initiative of its President, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and WWF signed a partnership to save the bluefin tuna from extinction. The aim of the project is to promote responsible consumption, to create a marine sanctuary protecting one of the last breeding areas in the Mediterranean and to implement a scientific campaign which involves the live capture, measurement, tagging (conventional and satellite) and release of bluefin tuna, in order to improve scientific knowledge of the species.
On 11th July 2017, Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International and HE Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation signed a new partnership agreement which represents the fourth phase of the “bluefin tuna” project.
Kick-off workshop for the third Mediterranean Water Forum
On Tuesday 11th July 2017, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Mediterranean Water Institute (IME) and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM) organised a regional kick-off workshop in Monaco for the third Mediterranean Water Forum in Alger in December 2017.