Rectors Seminar "UNICA and the Southern Mediterranean: Sharing, Learning, Cooperating"

Rome, 7-9 November 2013
hosted by the Sapienza University of Rome
in cooperation with the Universities of Rome “Tor Vergata” and “Roma Tre”


DOCUMENTS Programme with venues (04/11/2013, final) Thursday evening programme  List of participants (05/11/2013, final) Reader Practical info kit

 Below you will find the programme outline, as well as information on registration and accommodation
Venue: Sapienza University of Rome - Faculty of Architecture, Via Gramsci 53, Aula Magna
09:00-13:00 UNICA Steering Committee meeting I (for SC members only)
14:00-15:00 Registration & welcome coffee (Venue: Foyer of Aula Magna)
15:00-17:30 15:00-15:30     15:30-16:00   16:00-17:45 Session I: Mobility & brain circulation: shifting to new paradigms Welcome by Renato MASIANI, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Luciano Saso, Deputy Rector for International Mobility, Sapienza University of Rome, Member of the UNICA Steering Committee, and Isabella CAMERA D'AFFLITTO, Deputy Rector for Mediterranean and Arabic Countries, Sapienza University of Rome Presentation of the Publication “Sapienza in the Mediterranean” by Raimondo Cagiano de Azevedo, Deputy Rector for Institutional International Relations, Sapienza University of Rome Round Table on International Mobility of Students and Researchers and Brain Circulation moderated by Luciano SASO with the participation of Hany Helal, former Minister of Higher Education of Egypt, Professor of Cairo University, Ramon Torrent, University of Barcelona, Member of the Steering  Committee of the First Arab-Euro University Conference on Higher Education, Marcello SCALISI, Executive Director of UNI-MED (Mediterranean Universities Union), Giovanni FINOCCHIETTI, Director, Italian Erasmus Mundus Contact Point
18:00-19:00 Parallel meetings: Venue: Egyptian Academy, Via Omero 4, Rome ·        UNICA CP/IRO meeting ·        UNICA Rectors meeting Social activity for non-UNICA participants Venue: Egyptian Academy, Via Omero 4, Rome  
19:00-22:30 Dinner at the Egyptian Academy and Academia Belgica with a concert by MUSA (Musica Sapienza) Venue: Via Omero 4-8, Rome
Friday, 8 November
Venue: Main Campus of Sapienza University of Rome, Rectorate Building, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Room: Aula Organi Collegiali, ground floor
09:00-13:00   UNICA administrative General Assembly and Steering Committee elections (for UNICA members only)  
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:30  14:00-14:45 14:45-15:00  15:00-15:30 15:30-16:00     16:00-17:30 Session II: Sharing, learning, cooperating: linking the two Mediterranean shores with new academic bridges  Welcome by the Rectors of Sapienza, Tor Vergata and Roma Tre Message by Guido FABIANI, former Rector of the Roma Tre University and Councilor for Productive Activities and Economic Development in the Latium Regional Government Message by Khalid CHAOUKI, Member of the Italian Parliament and Head of the Culture Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Union for the Mediterranean

Video Message from Androulla VASSILIOU, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth

Coffee break and a group photo Round table: Sharing, learning, cooperating: linking the two Mediterranean shores with new academic bridges moderated by Lucio CARACCIOLO, Journalist & Professor of International Relations,with the participation ofSergio PIAZZI, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, Sultan ABU ORABI, Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities and Member of the Steering Committee of the First Euro-Arab Conference on Higher Education, and Antonio RENDAS, Rector of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and President of the Portuguese National Conference of Rectors
17:30-17:45 Education First: Malala Yousafzai's Speech at the United Nations (Video)
20:00 Dinner at Palazzo Taverna, Via Monte Giordano 36, Rome
Saturday 9 November
Venue: Italian Society for International Organisation - SIOI, Piazza di San Marco 51
08:30-09:30 UNICA Steering Committee meeting II  (for outgoing & elected SC members)
   09:30-10:00    10:00-10:30   10:30-11:00   11:00-12:30         Session III: Academic Cooperation with the Southern Mediterranean: Opening up for Horizon 2020 Address by Franco FRATTINI, President of the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI), former European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, and former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Contribution by Ilan CHET, Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research, Union for the Mediterranean   Coffee break   Roundtable on Cooperation with the Southern Mediterranean in Higher Education and Research moderated by Paolo PARISI, former Rector of the University of Rome "Foro Italico" with the participation of Didier VIVIERS, Rector, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Elke LÖSCHHORN, Acting Dean of International Affairs, Freie Universität Berlin, and Rectors from the Universities of the Southern Mediterranean countries
12:30-13:00 Closing remarks
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-17:00 Free time and optional (non-guided) visit to the Capitol Museum
17:00 Private guided visit to the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms Departure from Piazza Venezia
20:00 End of programme


Thursday, 7 November, 2013 to Saturday, 9 November, 2013
Host Institution: 
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza