Mediterranean City

Dialogue among Cultures

21 February to 3 March 2005

Participating Cities
Public policy Forum»
First Day
Second Day»
Panel 2
Panel 3
Panel 4
Closing Plenary
Beautiful Book

Panel 1: Political Institutions

Location: VIP meeting room
Reporter: Ms. Nadia Atif

What are the existing development projects in the major Mediterranean cities today? How do we reinforce the involvement of civil society and the private sector in the development procedures? How do we enhance multilateral cooperation in the light of the flourishing cultural, economic mega-structures (e.g.: Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership, Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures, etc.)?

What are the obstacles, along both local and international levels, that slow down the activation of partnerships that contribute to the development of the region?

What are the new legislations needed for the development of the Mediterranean?


10:20 – 12:00 Session 2  Moderator: Ms. Nadia Atif

10:20 – 10:40 Alexandria
H. E. Mr. Abdel Salam El Mahgoub, Governor of Alexandria
10:40 – 11:00 Athens
H. E. Mrs. Dora Bakoyannis, Mayor of Athens
11:00 – 11:20 Barcelona
H. E. Mr. Joan Clos I Matheu, Mayor of Barcelona
"Decentralized Cooperation: The strength of the cities"
11:20 – 11:40

H. E. Mr. Constantinos Anastopoulos
Mayor of Hydra

12:20 – 13:40 Session 3  Moderator: Ms. Nadia Atif

12:20 – 12:40

Ms. Radhia Ben Soltane,
Deputy Mayor of Tunis

12:40 – 13:00

H. E. Mr. Giuseppe Pericu
Mayor of Genoa

13:00 – 13:20

Mr. Jacques Rocca Serra
Deputy Mayor of Marseille


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