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MED 2017: A Hub for Debates with Foreign Ministers

MED 2017 will host several dialogues among top political figures. Foreign ministers Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Khalifa (Bahrain), Ayman al-Safadi (Jordan) Ibrahim Yacoubou (Niger), Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood al-Busaidi (Oman) and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (Qatar) recently confirmed their participation in the third edition of the MED Event. They will join other […]

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Integration and Development, the Role of Cities

The third edition of MED will provide a platform to discuss the best ways to make cities catalysts for development and good laboratories for the integration of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean region. The discussion will benefit from the participation of mayors Jamal Itani (Beirut), Giuseppe Sala (Milan) and Saifallah Lasram (Tunis)

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Spotlight on Interreligious Dialogue

The PreMed Religion Forum “Religion and International Relations: Setting a Mediterranean Agenda”, organized in cooperation with the European Academy of Religion, will discuss the growing impact of religions on global politics and conflict scenarios. The symposium will highlight the challenges and opportunities for interreligious dialogue, with a focus on the potential that faiths have to […]

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Dimitris Avramopoulos to Join MED 2017

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship of the European Commission, has confirmed his participation in MED 2017. With leading experts and ministers from the two shores of the enlarged Mediterranean region he will discuss a common strategy to manage migrations by building new political and economic partnerships between countries of the area.

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Reporting on the Mediterranean: The Media Forum

The Media Forum is part of the Pre-MED Forum, a set of meetings for experts from the two shores of the Mediterranean region, which will complement the 3rd edition of the MED Event. The Media Forum, organized in partnership with the Italian Public Broadcasting Company (RAI), will provide a platform for leading journalists, editors and […]

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Building New Bridges: Energy Cooperation as a Tool for Peace

The energy map of the Mediterranean region is rapidly changing, while opening new spaces for political cooperation. New discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean might help to foster dialogue among countries of this area. Furthermore, the European Union plan for diversifying its energy supplies by increasing the share of the MENA states could contribute to strengthening […]

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Filippo Grandi to Attend MED 2017

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has confirmed his participation in MED 2017. Together with political representatives from both shores of the Mediterranean and the Sahel region, he will discuss the best strategies to promote a shared and efficient management of migration flows.

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Towards MED: 2017 MENA Think Tank Summit

The 2017 edition of the MENA Think Tank Summit gathered together 47 Think Tanks and Institutes from the MENA area and beyond. The event was organized by the Center for Strategic Studies (Jordan) and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania, and it was promoted in partnership with Rome MED […]

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Science and Culture at the Core. Abraham Yehoshua to Join MED 2017

MED 2017 will address the role of cooperation in the cultural and scientific fields in building bridges across the two shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The discussion will benefit from the contribution of Abraham Yehoshua – Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright – who has included the topics of dialogue and mutual recognition among the core […]

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Sergej Lavrov to Attend MED 2017

MED 2017 will turn Rome into a hub for global leaders to discuss current challenges in the enlarged Mediterranean region. Sergei Viktorovič Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, is among the key leaders that have already confirmed participation in the event.

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A Platform to Discuss Female Leadership: The Women’s Forum

The Women’s Forum gathers together 50 high-level women from the extended Mediterranean area. The event will be centered on sharing the best policies and discussing the main challenges to promote women’s socio-economics and political empowerment. The Women’s Forum is part of the pre-MED meetings, a set of thematic forums among leading experts to discuss core […]

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Managing Migration Together. A Key Topic of MED 2017

Migration is a common challenge that requires shared solutions. MED 2017 will host a plenary session to discuss this key topic by gathering together high-level representatives of International organizations, experts and leading politicians from both shores of the Mediterranean and the Sahel area. The session aims at devising a broad strategy in response to the […]

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Fostering Trade and Investment: A key Topic of Discussion at MED 2017

Trade in goods between the European Union and the states of the southern shore of the Mediterranean amounted to about €318 billion in 2016 and can grow further in coming years. MED 2017 aims at gathering top business leaders and policy makers together to discuss the shared opportunities for promoting investments and increasing trade in […]

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MED 2017: A Platform for Foreign Ministers from the Enlarged Mediterranean

MED 2017 will provide the occasion to exchange views with top international political figures from both shores of the enlarged Mediterranean region. Ibrahim Abdul–Kareem Hamza al–Eshaiker al–Jaafari, Iraq’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Khemaies Jhinaoui, Tunisia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will take part in the event.

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Pre–MED Forums: A Hub for Debate among Leading Experts

The 3rd edition of MED will be preceded by thematic Forums scheduled right before the official opening (afternoon of November 30th). These high–level discussions among leading experts will focus on effective strategies to foster women’s empowerment, strengthen the role of the media and think tanks, and explore viable options to enhance development opportunities. These pre–MED meetings […]

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