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In memory of Franco Rizzi, UNIMED Founder and Secretary General

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With a heart full of sadness and sorrow, UNIMED Staff, informs you all that Prof. Franco Rizzi, UNIMED Founder and Secretary General left us.
We all express to his family our most sincere condolences for this great loss.
It is a great loss to all of us, his co-workers and colleagues, and all those who knew him. He created and founded UNIMED, which has been and still is for him and for all of us a beautiful adventure.
He has been certainly a Professor for all of us but especially a Master and a friend and his vision of life and of the Mediterranean has inspired all of us.
Some days ago, to commemorate the death of the writer Pedrag Matvejevic, Prof. Rizzi expresses his last greetings to his friend by mentioning one of his pieces, which we are going to share with you:
The sea and the shore, the islands in the sea and the ports on the shore, the images that offer us the one and the other changed over the navigation and during the landings. The Mediterranean remains the same, we don’t.
We will remember Prof. Rizzi as a source of constant inspiration and as our Mediterranean: none of us has remained the same person after meeting him.