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First Day


  • Domenico Laforgia, UNIMED President
  • Eugenio Gaudio, Rector of Sapienza University of Rome
  • Antonio Panzeri, President of Delegation for public relations and Maghreb countries, European Parliament

25 years of activity of UNIMED

  • Franco Rizzi, UNIMED Secretary General

Speakers from EU, International and National institutions

  • Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Michel Vauzelle, President of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, President of the Inter-Mediterranean Commission of the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe
  • Michele Emiliano, President of Apulia Region link
  • Ilan Chet, Deputy Secretary General of UfM,Union for the Mediterranean
  • Sergio Piazzi, Secretary General of Pam, Parliamentary Assembly of he Mediterranean
  • Manuel Lobo Antunes, Ambassador of Portugal in Italy
  • Antonello Cabras, President of Fondazione Banco di Sardegna
  • Sultan Abu-Orabi, Secretary General of AArU, Association of Arab Universities

Signature of the MoU between the Region Provence-Alpes CÔte d’Azur and UNIMED

Speakers from UNIMED Associated Universities

Showcase of UNIMED Current Projects

WS1: Erasmus+ (International Credit Mobility, Capacity Building, Joint Master Degree)

Chaired by Marcello Scalisi, UNIMED Executive Director

WS2: Research and Innovation: H2020 and cooperation with Mediterranean Partner countries

Chaired by Raniero Chelli, UNIMED EU Projects Coordinator

UNIMED General Assembly

Second Day

WS3: Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, focus on: Doctoral Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship, Cross-Border Cooperation

Chaired by Nicolas Patrici, University of Barcelona/AECHE

WS4: Sustainable Tourism & Cultural Heritage

Chaired by Lorenzo Nigro, Sapienza University of Rome

WS5: The University in the digital era

Chaired by Pegaso Telematic University Representative

  • Alessandro Bianchi, Rector of Pegaso Telematic University, “Introduction to the theme: The University in the Digital Era”
  • Alessandra Schettino, Responsible for Internationalization, Pegaso Telematic University, “Diplomatic Passport – managing the contemporary interculturalism to skill the glocal dimension”

WS6: New Members and UNIMED enlargement: which opportunities?

Chaired by Ramon Torrent, Coordinator of AECHE Secretariat

Closing Session

  • Marcello Scalisi, UNIMED Executive Director
  • Enrico Granara, Minister Plenipotentiary, Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Franco Rizzi, UNIMED Secretary General and the new elected UNIMED President

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