The Mediterranean in global geopolitics

The Mediterranean in global geopolitics

Two initiatives planned in Rome from 21 to 24 November 2018 dedicated to the  opportunities and challenges of the Mediterranean area.

The Mediterranean has seen some of the most significant security and stability crises. However, it also has a rich heritage of common history and culture, which offers extraordinary opportunities for cooperation and development yet to be explored and which must be enhanced through a new "positive agenda". Two initiatives are scheduled for these themes in Rome from 21 to 24 November 2018, which see the active participation of Compagnia di San Paolo.

From 22 to 24 November MED - Rome Mediterranean Dialogues is being held, an event promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Institute for International Policy Studies (ISPI), of which Compagnia is a supporting member. The event promises to be of the highest level with over 40 Heads of State, Ministers and representatives of International Organizations of Mediterranean countries, 70 representatives of think tanks and research centres and more than 300 accredited journalists taking part.

In the previous days, on 21 and 22 November in coordination with the MED event, the Mediterranean Strategy Group / Policy Planner Forum is being held, promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo with the US German Marshall Fund of the United States and the OCP Policy Centre (Morocco), which brings together 40 public and private sector experts behind the transatlantic approach to the various economic and security challenges of the Mediterranean region.

Our country therefore comes forward as a global hub for high-level dialogues on the Mediterranean between government officials and representatives of civil society and the private sector. The events, involving a multitude of institutions, are also supported by Compagnia di San Paolo within the International Affairs Programme, launched with the aim of strengthening an ever more needed dialogue between public, private and civil society actors to face the challenges and opportunities of the Mediterranean region.

The Compagnia is represented on this occasion by the Secretary General Alberto Anfossi and the Coordinator of the International Affairs Programme Nicolò Russo Perez.