FEMISE-CMI Webinar: Navigating through COVID-19 in the Mediterranean

Theme : Navigating through COVID-19 in the Mediterranean

Place : Virtuel,

Date : On 08 december 2020

FEMISE and The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) are organizing a high-level webinar on “Navigating through COVID-19 in the Mediterranean“, on Tuesday 8th December 2020 from 14:30 to 17:00 (CET).

This high-level Mediterranean Webinar will give a voice to the authors of the recently launched « CMI-FEMISE COVID-19 MED Briefs » and open-up a dialogue between researchers, stakeholders and the civil society in the Mediterranean. This will contribute to the policy debate on implications and ways forward on how to deal with the crisis and pave the way for defining a Mediterranean framework for priority action to continuously assess the regional response to COVID-19.

The Webinar will be structured around three sessions; each will include a presentation by the authors of their findings followed by a discussion with esteemed panelists.

More on the webinar and the concept note please click here

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Opening Remarks

  • Blanca Moreno-Dodson (CMI)
  • Ibrahim Elbadawi (President, FEMISE & Managing director,ERF)


  • Constantin Tsakas (CMI)
  • Stéphane Pouffary (ENERGIES2050, FEMISE)
  • Maryse Louis (General Manager FEMISE, ERF)

Session 1: Financial Reform Strategies and the Role of Digitalization

  • Thomas Lagoarde-Segot and Luis Reyes-Ortiz (KEDGE Business School)
  • Valeria Stefanelli and Marco Trinchera (University of Salento)
  • Blanca Moreno-Dodson (CMI)
  • Simon Neaime (American University in Beirut, FEMISE)


Session 2: Environmental Policy Landscape in a Post-Covid World

  • Beste Şensöz, Linus Platzer and Armin Wagner (TUMI, TU Berlin, GIZ)
  • Vera Danilina (Aix-Marseille University)
  • Stéphane Quefelec (European Environment Agency)
  • Frederic de Dinechin (CMI)


Session 3: Country-Specific Implications

  • Hussein Suleiman (Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies).
  • Jamal Bouoiyour, Refk Selmi and Amal Miftah (Univ. of Pau & Pau Business School).
  • Hajer El Ouardani (Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis).
  • Patricia Augier (Aix-Marseille-University).