From the Mediterranean to the shores of Lake Ceresio: the major themes of the Mediterranean Middle East region at MEM Summer Summit Forum

30 August 2021  —  News  —  by Luca Grassi
The MEM Summer Summit 2021 Forum, held in hybrid mode at Università della Svizzera italiana, has just ended. To be highlighted the presence of Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis and Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Al Busaidi.

Open-ended debate

The MEM Summer Summit 2021 Forum, organised by USI - partly in the Aula magna of the Western Campus of Lugano and partly online - with the support of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, brought together political personalities, representatives of the institutions, entrepreneurs, academics, intellectuals and artists, who debated the major open issues in the Middle East Mediterranean region: from geopolitical configurations, to religions, economic dynamics, food systems, up to the role of cinema to promote new narratives of the region. The thematic sessions were held online in both English and French, with simultaneous translation into Italian.

Photo credit: Emiliano Bos - RSI

Photo credit: Emiliano Bos - RSI

Young people of the Mediterranean Middle East, change-makers of the region.

Ignazio Cassis - Vice President of the Federal Council, as well as Federal Councilor at the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs - and Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi were the main speakers during the Forum.

In this fourth edition of the MEM Summer Summit, the Seminar, in reduced form, dedicated to the young people of the region was also proposed again. About thirty young change-makers were selected from over 220 applications, who met in Lugano from 20 to 28 August 2021.

More info about the Forum here.

Click on this link to watch the entire MEM Summer Summit 2021 Forum.

Photo credit: Vincent Blondeau

Photo credit: Vincent Blondeau