Mediterranean of the Future – Act 4

Tuesday December 1st 2020


09h00 – 10h00 : Welcome

  • Renaud MUSELIER, President of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, President of “Regions of France”
  • Didier RAOULT, Director of the Institute “Méditerranée infection”, specialist in infectious diseases and professor of microbiology

Opening remarks :

  • Nasser KAMEL, General Secretary of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • David SASSOLI, President of the European Parliament
  • Stella KYRIAKIDES, European Commissioner of Health

10h00 – 11h00 : Panel 1 : What can we learn from the big pandemics of the past ?

Moderator : Aziza Nait Sibaha, Presenter France 24

  • Anne-Marie MOULIN, Research Director at CNRS, Diderot University Associate Professor at Senghor University of Alexandria
  • Michel SIGNOLI, Archaeo-anthropologist, Director of research at CNRS
  • Idir BITAM, Professor of tropical and Mediterranean infections and vectors, Algeria, head of research program at IHU on vector-borne diseases in Maghreb
  • Patrick AUGIER, ear Admiral Commander of the Marseille Fire Brigade Battalion

  • Michel DRANCOURTDeputy Director of the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée infection

11h00-11h15 : Keynote Speech – Stéphane BANCEL – the challenge of vaccination against Covid-19

11h15 – 12h00 : Panel 2 : How to resist and to cooperate better in view of the health crisis ?

Moderator : Aziza Nait Sibaha, Presenter France 24

  • Sylvie BRIAND, Director of Infectious Hazards Management Department, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland
  • Giuseppe IPPOLITO, Professor at the National Institute Lazzaro Spallanzani for infectious diseases, Italy
  • Maria Beatrice STASI, Director-General, Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy
  • Emmanouil ANGELAKIS, Doctor, Member of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Greece
  • Lyes RAHAL, General Director of Health Services of the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform of Algeria

12h15 – 12h45 : Closing of the morning

  • Renaud MUSELIER, President of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, President of “Regions of France”
  • H.S.H. Prince ALBERT II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco
  • Dr Tedros ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, Director-General of WHO

12h45 – 13h15 : Press Conference

13h45 – 14h15 : Reading of abstracts from “La Peste” by Albert Camus by actors from the collective Oléa Compagnie

14h15 – 17h00 : IHU Symposium on the 300 years of the Great Plague of Marseille

  • Opening : M. Renaud Muselier, President of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Pr. Didier Raoult, Director of the Institute “Méditerranée infection”
  • Rémi BARBIERI, The words of the Plague
  • Niels Christian STENSETH, Plague and Ecosystems
  • Nicolas RASCOVAN, Paleogenomics of Plague
  • Stefan TZORTZIS, Is there a Plague anthropology ?
  • Michel DRANCOURT, What have we learned from Plage Paleomicrobiology ?
  • Didier RAOULT, The Plague, between symbol and reality

14h30 – 17h00 : Thematic workshops

14h30 – 16h00 : Workshop 1 – The Summit of the 2 Shores : from dialogue to action

Moderator : Olivier Darrason (CEIS)

  • Renaud Muselier (President of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur),
  • Patricia Augier (FEMISE),
  • Blanca Moreno-Dodson (CMI-World Bank),
  • Entities in charge of Mediterranean projects.

16h00 – 17h00 : Workshop 2 – Strengths and weaknesses of urban systems during the health crisis: towards greater resilience

Moderator : Bernard Valéro (Ambassadeur, Directeur général de l’AVITEM)

  • Amine Benaissa (Architect-urbanist),
  • Simon Davies (Director of the Foundation AIA Conseil),
  • Souad Ben Abderrahim (Mayor of Tunis).
  • Agnès Rampal (President of the Euro-Mediterranean Commission – Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur).


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M. Edouard PhilippeFrench Prime Minister (since 2017)
M. Jean-Yves Le Drian
M. Jean-Yves Le DrianMinister for Europe and Foreign Affairs
M. Sergio Pimenta
M. Sergio PimentaVice President, Middle East and Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
Mme Sahar Nasr
Mme Sahar NasrEgyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation
M. Hugues Parant
M. Hugues ParantDirector-General of “Euroméditerranée”, a Public Planning Establishment (EPA)
M. Jean-Luc Allavena
M. Jean-Luc AllavenaPresident and Founder of Atlantys Investors
M. Stéphane Colin
M. Stéphane ColinPresident of Africinvest Europe
M. Khaled Sedrak
M. Khaled SedrakPresident of NXTVN
M. Jean-Marc Fornéri
M. Jean-Marc FornériPresident of Bucephale Finance
Pr. Benedict Oramah
Pr. Benedict OramahPresident of Afreximbank
M. Abdelkader Betari
M. Abdelkader BetariPresident of Anima Investment Network
Mme Blanca Moreno Dodson
Mme Blanca Moreno DodsonManager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration
M. Bernard Valéro
M. Bernard ValéroDirector-General of the « Agence des Villes et Territoires Méditerranéens durables » (Avitem)
M. Emmanuel Noutary
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M. Charles-Henri Malécot
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Mme Claire Charbit
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M. Fabrice Coquio
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M. Laurent Zylberberg
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M. Jérôme Cathala
M. Jérôme CathalaPresident of the Mediterranean Centre for Audiovisual Communication (CMCA)
M. Jean-Loïc Galle
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M. Jean-Francois Marco
M. Jean-Francois MarcoDirector of Development for France, MERIDIAM funds
Mme Myriam Schwartz
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M. Abdellatif Zaghnoun
M. Abdellatif ZaghnounDirector General of Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion (CDG)
M. Sébastien Minot
M. Sébastien MinotDeputy Director Africa Department - Senior Foreign Affairs Advisor
M. Yohann Chaigneau
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M. Noomane Fehri
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Mme Boutheina Ben Yaghlane
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 M. Pierre-Noël Luiggi
M. Pierre-Noël LuiggiFounder of Oscaro
M. Dan Catarivas
M. Dan CatarivasDirector General - Foreign Trade and International Relations at the Manufacturers' Association of Israel
M. Nasser Kamel
M. Nasser Kamel Secretary-General of the Union for Mediterranean
Mme Aziza Nait Sibaha
Mme Aziza Nait SibahaInternational journalist
M. Rodolphe Saadé
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Mme Susanna Kass
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M. Neal Rickner
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M. Hervé Martel
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M. Thomas de Williencourt
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M. Mokhtar Hammami
M. Mokhtar HammamiMinister of Local Affairs and the Environment - Tunisia
M. Jean-Yves Gilet
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M. Serge Telle
M. Serge TelleMinister of State, President of the Council of Government of Monaco
M. Anouar Maârouf
M. Anouar MaâroufMinister of Technologies and information, Tunisia
M. Amr Tallat
M. Amr TallatMinister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
M. Nicola Schmit
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M. René Awambeng
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M. Xavier Tessier
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Pr. Nicolas Lévy
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M. Borhene Dhaouadi
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M. Nicolas Carlési
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Mme Marta Ribes Llordes
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M. Jean-Pierre Halkin
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M. Jacques-Thierry Monti
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M. Pierre Duquesne
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M. Bernard Massabo
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M. Mohammed Taouche
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Mme Essma Ben Hamida
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