The Middle East Mediterranean Summit in Switzerland Funded by Università Della Svizzera Italiana

Date limite : 15 mars 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Università della Svizzera Italiana

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The Middle East Mediterranean Summit in Switzerland Funded by Università Della Svizzera Italiana

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Pays hôte: Suisse

The Università Della Svizzera Italiana is inviting young change-makers from different backgrounds to the Middle East Mediterranean (MEM) Summer Summit. The Summit which is designed as an intellectual and social exchange across borders, cultures, and languages is composed of two parts: an eight-day Seminar and a two-day Forum. The emphasis is on the need and ambition to pursue an incisive analysis and reflection on the complex challenges facing the extended Middle East Mediterranean region.

The Summit Objectives:

  • To offer a safe space for dialogue between young change-makers from the Middle East Mediterranean region where to lay out a vision for common future of the region, by starting from the present.
  • To build common ground and intergenerational exchange between young people and decision-makers, public and private institutions, non-profit organizations, social enterprises.
  • To develop novel approaches to tackle persisting critical issues.
  • To act as a breeding ground for developing across the border and multilateral project proposals.
  • To initiate collaboration and start networks among several actors in the region.


The MEM Summer Summit welcomes applications from candidates:

  • Aged between 25 and 35.
  • From the Middle East Mediterranean region and Europe and/or with a proven interest in the region and engagement in the society with diverse educational backgrounds and work experience (professionals with careers in business, media, human rights, and non-governmental work as well as artists, intellectuals, students and researchers). Multidisciplinary and heterogeneity of experience are enriching and crucial to approaching the complex issues from a plural perspective.
  • Interested and willing to work on project-proposals with an across border approach with participants coming from all over the region.
  • With the ability to work as part of a diversified team.
  • With a strong knowledge of English; knowledge of French is an asset.


  • The MEM Summer Summit offers a limited number of partial or full grants for participating in the MEM Summer Summit 2020.
    • Full grants cover travel, accommodation and tuition fee
    • Partial grants cover tuition fee and/or accommodation
  • Priority will be given to covering the expenses of citizens from low-income countries or with proven financial needs. Applicants may apply for a grant by uploading a grant request letter on the YCM Platform by Sunday 15 March 2020.


  • The Seminar of the MEM Summer Summit 2020 will take place at Università Della Svizzera Italiana, West Campus Lugano. The campus hosts the Faculties of Biomedical Sciences, Communication Sciences, Economics, and Informatics, as well as the University central administrative offices and library.
  • The Forum of the MEM Summer Summit 2020 will take place at Palazzo dei Congressi. It is centrally located, right next to the splendid municipal park, Parco Ciani and its villa, directly on the lakeshore.

About the Università Della Svizzera Italiana:-

The Università Della Svizzera Italiana is a public Swiss university established in 1995. It is the only university in Switzerland where the official language is Italian. It counts four Faculties at the Lugano campus (Communication Sciences, Economics, Informatics, and Biomedical Sciences), and the Academy of Architecture at the Mendrisio campus. It is also active in several studies and research areas: architecture, communication sciences, computational science, data science, economics, health studies, humanities, informatics, law, medicine, and biomedicine.

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