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General Assembly 2019: Presentations and Speeches

DAY ONE: 12 December 2019

Institutional greetings

  • Andrea Cozzolino, President of the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union of the European Parliament

Keynote speech

  •  Besnik Mustafaj, Writer and former Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania

New challenges for the EuroMed Cooperation: Talks with Institutional partners

  • Giuseppe Provenzano, Expert of Higher Education and Research Division of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Keynote speech “The Higher Education World in 2030: Themes and priorities for Global Policy Dialogue”

  • Ann Katherine IsaacsVice-Chair of the Bologna Follow-up Group and Co-chair of the Coordination Group on Global Policy Dialogue

The role of Higher Education and Vocational Training on Employability and Entrepreneurship: European Training Foundation (ETF) and UNIMED join forces for a common Challenge

  •  Francesca Rosso, Labour Market Specialist, Operations Department, European Training Foundation (ETF)

New challenges for the academic cooperation in the Mediterranean region: opportunities and examples

  •  Abdullatif Abuhijleh, President, Birzeit University, Palestine
  •  Maurizio Zandri, Academic Coordinator of Political Science and International Relations Studies, Link Campus University, Italy
  •  Ruben Fuentes Fernandez, Associate professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  •  Andrea Miconi, Professor, International University of Languages and Media (IULM), Italy

Libya Restart: a journey analysis. Interactive presentation of Libya Restart research results

 DAY TWO: 13 December 2019

Parallel workshops

WS1 – Fostering the creation of Open Education Ecosystems in the Mediterranean, organised by the UNIMED SubNetwork on Open Education

  •  Jilani Lamlouni, Professor, University of Tunis, Tunisia and Vice President of the eOmed Network
  •  Yasmeen Abuhasirah, Head of training, e-Learning center, Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (PTUK), Palestine
  •  Wissam Tawileh, JOVITAL Project Coordinator, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  •  Valentina Vasicheva, Lecturer, DIGIHEALTH Project Coordinator, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  •  Nicola Paravati, Head of International Affairs, Universitá Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO, Italy
  •  Fabio Nascimbeni, Expert, Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED), Italy

WS2 – UNIMED meets students in collaboration with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

  •  Kostis Giannidis, President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
  •  Ann Catherine Isaacs, Vice-Chair of the Bologna Follow-up Group and Co-chair of the Coordination Group on Global Policy Dialogue, Italy
  •  Mouad El Aboudi, Student, University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Morocco
  •  Valentina Manzato, International Relations Programme Manager, University of Bologna, Italy
  •  Claudia Peritore, Head of the Higher Education Unit, National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE, Italy

Social Responsibility of Higher Education Institutions in the Mediterranean region

  •  Mathieu Schneider, Vice President, University of Strasbourg, France
  •  Mashhoor Refai, President, Princess Sumaya University of Technology, Jordan
  •  Wail Benjelloun, Former UNIMED President and Former President of Mohammed V University,    Morocco

Keynote speech “Challenges and New Opportunities for the Euro-Med Cooperation in Research & Innovation”

  • Maria Cristina Russo and Jacopo BordignonDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Keynote speech “Contributions of academia to Sustainable Agriculture for achieving the SDGs”

  • Kakoli GhoshCoordinator of Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

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