Middle East Mediterranean Summer Summit 2019

Università della Svizzera italiana


USI - Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano

“Envision and Foster Change”: the second Middle East Mediterranean Summer Summit, held from 15 to 25 August 2019, will bring once again to Lugano around a hundred of young participants from different countries of the Middle East Mediterranean and Europe. The Summit will also host political authorities, CEOs, entrepreneurs and intellectuals, with the aim of tackling issues and propose solutions for a dialogue and development in the region.

The MEM Summer Summit 2019 is composed of two parts:

  • a Seminar open exclusively to young change makers of the region (15 - 23 August 2019, USI Lugano campus);
  • and an international Forum featuring leading figures of the cultural, political, and economic world in conversation about current issues with the young participants at the Seminar (24-25 August 2019, Palazzo dei Congressi). Admission to the Forum is free, upon registration.

Just like last year, the aim of the initiative is to promote and encourage an alternative narrative of the Middle East Mediterranean (MEM), addressing the situation and challenges in an innovative and tangible way, while taking into account the different contexts of a region so complex and constantly changing.


For more information and the MEM Forum programme: