2017 (EN)

MED 2017 is the 3rd edition of the annual high–level initiative, co–organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). This event is intended to turn Rome into a global hub for high–level dialogues on the broader Mediterranean, with a view to re–thinking traditional approaches and drafting a new "positive agenda".
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso underlined the importance of the meetings and the role that the Foundation has had since 1989 when "little was said about the Mediterranean".
In particular, he recalled the importance of the "Euromed Civil Forum" and, in particular, that of Naples, which is celebrated in just a few days. On that occasion, 3,000 participants from 36 countries emphasized the importance of dialogue and coexistence as fundamental pillars for cooperation and peace.