Middle East. A region of crossing paths.

The initiative is promoted by CIPMO – Italian  Centre for Peace in the Middle East, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.Special thanks go to CeSPI, CESPIC, ECFR. With the sponsorship of RIDE – Italian Network for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue


Pier Ferdinando Casini, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on banking and financial system; Diego Brasioli; Deputy Director General for political Affairs and Security, MFA; Vincenzo Amendola, Undersecretary for European Affairs; Nicola Pedde, Director, Institute of Global Studies (IGS); Marco Ludovico, Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore; Lapo Pistelli, Director for International Relations, ENI; Valeria Termini, Commissioner for Electric Energy Authority; Carlo Crea, Director for International Affairs di Terna S.p.A.; Manfred Hafner, Professor of Economics and Geopolitics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS-Europe); Andrea Bassi, Journalist, Il Messaggero; Rossella Monti, international expert, member of Comitato Direttivo dell’Associazione Idrotecnica Italiana; Eilon M. Adar, Professor of Idreology, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research; Ayşegül Kibaroğlu, Professor, MEF University di Istanbul; Gianluca Di Pasquale, Future Cities Advisory & Digital leader, EY; Hamid E. Ali, Professor, American University of Il Cairo;  Salvatore D’Alfonso, Manager, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana; Raul Caruso, Professor of International Economy, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Chaired by

Janiki Cingoli, Chair, CIPMO

The Central-Eastern Mediterranean has become stage for several sources of crises  that need to be faced, managed and overcome. The management and exploitation of natural resources – starting from energy and water – environmental issues, technological innovation, the Blue Economy represent a concrete ground from which to begin in order to deal with these conflicts. A mighty wave, that allows for the development of new dynamics of cooperation both at the interregional level as well as with Italy and Europe, can and needs to develop from civil society, besides national and local institution, and – in the first place – from the entrepreneurial forces and cultural and scientific organizations.