17 Sep 2021

Eunavfor Med Irini and Accademia Internazionale Mauriziana sign a working arrangement with the aim to cooperate in the field of training

Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI has signed a working arrangement with the Accademia Internazionale Mauriziana. The agreement aims at establishing cooperation activities in the context of the training that Operation Eunavfor Med IRINI is able to provide.

The Accademia Internazionale Mauriziana, based in Rome, is a civil society association with religious, charitable and cultural purposes. Among its purposes, the aspect of interreligious dialogue is central.

With this arrangement, Operation IRINI and Accademia Internazionale Mauriziana intend to establish a collaboration in support of IRINI’s training capabilities through the possible provision of courses on subjects of trainees’ interest. The ultimate goal of this agreement is to improve the participants’ knowledge on human rights and their skills in performing their duties, including managing people rescued at sea.

At the margin of the official signing ceremony at EUNAVFOR Med IRINI OHQ in Rome, H. E. the Duke Fabrizio Mechi di Pontassieve, President and Rector of Accademia Internazionale Mauriziana expressed his satisfaction with this important arrangement.

“The launch of this common path clearly puts the issue of human rights at the core of the IRINI’s training capabilities. It is an important step that is part of the integrated approach followed by the EU”, underlined the Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, IRINI’s OpCommander.