Pre-MED Meetings

The 3rd edition of ROME MED – Mediterranean Dialogues has been preceded by 10 “PRE-MED” Forums on November 29 and 30.

They were intended to address some of the most pressing and topical challenges to the Mediterranean region by bringing together institutional actors, experts, civil servants, and top representatives of the international business community and the media.

Participants were offered the opportunity to discuss viable options to foster dialogue and enhance cooperation in a context of equitable and sustainable growth, address key topics such as business, energy, religion and sport and discuss the role of women, youth, think tanks, policy planners and the media.

All this contributed to turn Rome into a global hub for high-level dialogues drafting a positive agenda for the Mediterranean.

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Religion and International Relations: Setting a Mediterranean Agenda

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PARTICIPANTS:

Alberto Melloni, Secretary General, fscire.it – Foundation for religious studies, Bologna

Francesca Cadeddu, Researcher, fscire.it – Foundation for religious studies, Bologna

Nabil Haddad, Executive Director, Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center

Rula Hani Samain, Journalist, The Jordan Times

Michel Rosenfeld, University Professor, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

Salvatore Martinez, Chairman, MAECI Observatory on Religious Minorities and the Freedom of Religion

Silvio Ferrari, Member of the Executive Committee, European Academy of Religio

Issam El Bashir, Chairman,Islamic Fiqh Association

Ján Figel, Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the EU, European Commission

Markus Solo, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue [tbc]

Fabio Petito, Director, The FoRB & Foreign Policy Initiative, University of Sussex and Coordinator of ISPI-MAECI ‘Religions and IR’ initiative – UK

Jocelyne Cesari, Director of Research, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham

Adel ibn Ali Alshddi, Member, Knowledge Exchange Program of the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs*

Fabrice Balanche, Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

 

Business Forum

Rome, 30th November 2017 (08.30)

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PARTICIPANTS:

Giovanni Ottati, President of Confindustria Assafrica&Mediterraneo

Paolo Magri, Executive Vice President and Director ISPI

Vincenzo Amendola, Undersecretary of State -Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Ahmed Al Jarman, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates (tbc)

Massimo De Andreis, Director General SRM(Intesa San Paolo Group)

Michele Valensise ,Vice President  Astaldi Group

Talal Al Rahbi, Deputy Secretary General Oman Supreme Council of Planning

Mauro Iacobuzio, Certified International Investment Analyst & Key Executive, Borsa Italiana

Lucrezia Reichlin, President Ortygia Business School

Ugo Tramballi, Senior Advisor ISPI

 

Development Cooperation Forum

Rome, 30th November 2017 (08.30)

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PARTICIPANTS:

Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Giampiero Massolo, President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies, Italy

Joumana Haddad, Journalist and Writer, Lebanon

Angelo Riccaboni, Chair SDSN Mediterranean, Chair PRIMA Fundación, Spain

Mona El-Agizy, Expert, Arab Water Council, Egypt

Ahmed El Bouari, Central Director of Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development and Forest and Water Resources, Morocco

Luca Alfredo Lanzalone, President, ACEA, Italy

Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry, President, EMUNI, Slovenia

Wissam H. Fattouh, Secretary General, Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon

Nicola Lamaddalena, Head of Land and Water Department, CIHEAM Bari, Italy

 

Sport Forum

Rome, 29th November 2017, 2.40pm – 6.30pm

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PARTICIPANTS:

Mario Pescante, Permanent Observer of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the United Nations

Massimiliano Montanari, Executive Director, Save the Dream

Estela Farias, Project Coordinator, Training Athletes for Sport Events Management (TASEM)

Samir Ghodhbani, General Secretary, Tunisian Judo Federation

Bushra Shhadah, TASEM participants

Alberto S. Bichi, Executive Director, European Platform for Sport Innovation

Martino Roghi, CSR Manager, A.C. Milan

Constantinos Filis, Director General, International Olympic Truce Center (IOTC)

Alessandra Liquori O’Neil, Officer-in-Charge, UNICRI

Fabio Lucidi, Sapienza University of Rome, PsyTool Project

M Levent Akici, International Coordinator, World Ethnosport Confederation

Roland Schilling, Deputy Regional Representative, UNHCR

Fiona May, Head of Commission of Integration, Italian FA

Joao Paulo Almeida, Director General, National Olympic Committee of Portugal

Honey Thaljieh, Save the Dream Ambassador

Raffaele Chiulli, President of ARISF, Association of International Sports Federations recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Member of Save the Dream High-Level Panel

Paolo Magri, ISPI Executive Vice-President

 

Youth Forum

Rome , 29th November 2017

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PARTICIPANTS:

Galip Dalay, Research Director, Al-Sharq Forum

Nouf Alhimiary, Feminist Artist and Web Designer, Saudi Arabia

Georges Fahmi, Research Fellow, EUI

Lia Quartapelle, Member of Parliament, Italian Youth Intergroup and Senior Advisor, ISPI

Intissar Fakir, Editor in Chief, Sada, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Werther Esposito, Head, Business Development North Africa, Enel Green Power, Italy

Maha Laziri, Founder and President, Teach4Morocco, Morocco

Enver Misirli, Co-Founder, Biopipe, Turkey

 

Women Forum

Rome, 29th November 2017

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PARTICIPANTS:

Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Naziha Laabidi, Minister of Women, Family and Children, Tunisia

Princess Firyal of Jordan, Special Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO

Sara Cristaldi, Senior Advisor, ISPI, Italy

Saida Neghza, President, BusinessMed; President, General Confederation of Algerian Enterprises, Algeria

Hend Al Khalifa, President, International Federation for Bahraini Business & Professional Women, Bahrain

Ghosson Al Khaled, Deputy CEO, Acico Industries Company, Kuwait

Karnit Flug, Governor, Bank of Israel, Israel

Gioia Ghezzi, President, Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Italy

Rachida Jebnoun, President, International Women Entrepreneur Council, Tunisia

Doa M. Wadi, Executive Director, Business Women Forum, Palestine

The II edition of ROME MED – MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUES has been preceded by several “Pre-MED” sectorial meetings for selected audiences. These meetings aimed to address some of the most pressing and topical challenges to a new regional order.

In particular, institutional actors, experts, civil servants, and representatives of the business community and the media were offered the opportunity to come together and discuss viable options to enhance intraregional cooperation, economic development, security challenges, energy and climate change, transport and infrastructures, institution-building, and civil society networks.

All these “Pre-MED” meetings taking place in the context of MED turned Rome into a global hub for high-level dialogues on the Mediterranean.

All events are promoted by:

FRASE SU INVITI

ttcsp
Euro-Med Think Tanks Forum, gathering 43 research institutes to discuss the role of TTs in promoting a positive agenda for the Mediterranean.

upm
Ministerial Meeting on energy aimed at enhancing the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on energy, taking stock of the results achieved so far, in particular in the three platforms’ work programmes on electricity markets, gas and renewables, and setting the framework for further cooperation in the years to come.

confindustriabusinessmed
Euro-Med Business Forum on economic relations, partnership opportunities and growth potential in the Mediterranean Region. In addition, General Assembly of the Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises, representing the private sector on both shores of the Mediterranean.

med-reg
22nd General Assembly of MEDREG (Association of 25 energy regulators from 21 countries around the Mediterranean), which celebrates its 10th anniversary.

minesteri
Meeting of the Heads of the Policy Planners of MENA countries participating to MED to exchange view and ideas on a possible regional security architecture.

aspen
The 7 Aspen Institutes in Europe gathering around common values and practical ideas about the Continent’s future and its new generations.

rai
Meeting of editors and senior correspondents from the most important news companies, dealing with “narrative of identities, identity of accounts”.

nato
High Level Seminar featuring institutional representatives from the Maghreb region, co-organized with the PASP Division of NATO.

kennedy
Steering Committee of the “Robert F. Kennedy Flagship Initiative for Mediterranean challenges” focused on refugees and migration crisis.