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141 JOINT 14 E rev. 5
Original: English
NATO Parliamentary Assembly
JOINT SEMINAR
MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE EAST
SPECIAL GROUP
AND
SUB-COMMITTEE ON DEMOCRATIC
GOVERNANCE
CATANIA, ITALY
2-4 OCTOBER 2014
PROGRAMME
SEMINAR ORGANISED IN CO-OPERATION WITH
THE ITALIAN DELEGATION TO THE NATO PA
CAMERA DEI DEPUTATI
www.nato-pa.int
SENATO DELLA REPUBBLICA
18 September 2014
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WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2014
All day
Arrival of participants in Catania
Individual transfer to hotel
Accommodation
Please refer to list of official hotels at the end of document
18:00-20:00
Registration of all participants staying at Grand Hotel Excelsior
39 Piazza Giovanni Verga
95129 Catania, Italy
Seminar venue
Catania Town Hall (Municipio di Catania)
Palazzo degli Elefanti, Bellini Room
Piazza Duomo 3
95124 Catania
Evening
Free
THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2014
8:00-8:45
Registration of participants
8:45
Seating of participants in the meeting room
OPENING OF THE SEMINAR
9:00-9:30
Welcome remarks by Enzo Bianco, Mayor of Catania
Opening remarks:
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Pietro Grasso, President of the Senate, Italy
Hugh Bayley, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Andrea Manciulli, Head of the Italian delegation to the NATO PA
Ali Riza Alaboyun, Chairperson of the Mediterranean and Middle East Special
Group (GSM)
9:30-9:45
Keynote remarks by Federica Mogherini, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy
9:45-10:30
Question and answer period
10:30-12:00
SESSION 1
CONSOLIDATING THE LIBYAN STATE
Moderator:
Ali Riza Alaboyun (Turkey), Chairperson of the GSM
10:30-10:45
Presentation by Arturo Varvelli, Researcher, Italian Institute for International
Political Studies
10:45-11:00
Presentation by Florence Gaub, Senior Analyst, EU Institute for Security Studies
(EUISS)
11:00-12:00
Question and answer period
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12:00-13:30 SESSION 2
THE EVOLUTION OF THE MOVEMENT OF JIHADISTS IN THE MENA REGION
Moderator:
Andrea Manciulli (Italy), Head of the Italian delegation to the NATO PA
12:00-12:15
Presentation by Marco Minniti, Undersecretary of State in charge of National
Security
12:15-12:30
Presentation by Riccardo Redaelli, Associate Professor of Geopolitics and
Regional Studies - Middle East, Faculty of Political and Social Science, and Director
of CRiSSMA (Research Centre on Southern System and Wider Mediterranean),
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
12:30-13:30
Question and answer period
13:30-14:45
Lunch hosted by Enzo Bianco, Mayor of Catania
15:00-16:30 SESSION 3
TRANS-MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION: THE ITALIAN PERSPECTIVE
Moderator:
Paolo Alli (Italy), Vice-chairperson of the GSM
15:00-15:15
Presentation by Angelino Alfano, Minister of Interior, Italy
15:15-15:30
Presentation by Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi, Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, on
An Overview of Operation Mare Nostrum
15:30-15:45
Presentation by Laura Boldrini, President of the Chamber of Deputies, Italy
15:45-16:30
Question and answer period
16:30-18:00 SESSION 4
TRANS-MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
Moderator:
Vitalino Canas (Portugal), Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Democratic
Governance (CDSDG)
16:30-16:45
Presentation by Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre,
European University Institute, Florence, on An Overview of the trans-Mediterranean
Migration Challenge
16:45-17:00
Presentation by Grigorios Apostolou, Head of Frontex Liaison Office in Piraeus,
Greece (tbc)
17:00-18:00
Question and answer period
Evening
Gala Dinner hosted by the Italian Delegation to the NATO PA, Ursino Castle,
Catania
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FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2014
8:45
Seating of participants in the meeting room
9:00-10:45
SESSION 5
THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE SYRIA-IRAQ CRISIS
Moderator:
Diego Lopez Garrido (Spain), Vice-chairperson of the GSM
9:00-9:15
Presentation by Barak Seener, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute,
on The Impact of the Gulf Countries on the Syria-Iraq Crisis
9:15-9:30
Presentation by Dr Fawaz A. Gerges, Emirates Chair in Contemporary Middle
Eastern Studies Professor of International Relations, International Relations
Department, London School of Economics, and author of The New Middle East:
Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, 2014) on
The Political and Military Situation in Iraq
9:30-10:45
Question and answer period
10:45-12:30 SESSION 6
HUMANITARIAN AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE SYRIAN WAR
Moderator:
Ali Riza Alaboyun (Turkey), Chairperson of the GSM
10:45-11:00
Presentation by speaker tbc, on Support for Syrian Refugees (tbc)
11:00-11:15
Presentation by Dr Tarik Yousef, Chief Executive Officer, Silatech, Qatar, on
Economic Consequences of the Syrian Crisis for the Region
11:15-11:30
Presentation of the GSM Report, The Syrian Refugee Crisis and its Impact on
the Region [065 GSM 14 E] by Raynell Andreychuk, Rapporteur
11:30-12:30
Question and answer period
12:30-13:30 Lunch hosted by Enzo Bianco, Mayor of Catania
13:30-15:00 SESSION 7
FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN SYRIA: A SHARED CHALLENGE
Moderator:
Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam (France), Rapporteure of the CDSDG
13:30-13:45
Presentation by Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, Council
of the European Union, on Foreign Fighters Returning to European Countries
(tbc)
13:45-14:00
Presentation by Claudio Neri, Director of the Research Department, Italian Institute
for Strategic Studies "Niccolò Machiavelli" - Rome, on Foreign Fighters Returning to
MENA Region Countries
14:00-15:00
Question and answer period
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15:00-16:45
SESSION 8
THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT IN THE WAKE OF THE GAZA CRISIS
Moderator:
Ambassador Alessandro Minuto Rizzo, former Deputy Secretary General of
NATO
15:00-15:15
Presentation by Dr Leila-Laetitia Seurat, Associate Researcher, Centre for
International Studies and Research-CNRS, Science Po, Paris, on Consequences
of the Gaza War
15:15-15:30
Presentation by Mattia Toaldo, Policy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa
Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations, on Palestinian Aspirations;
Prospects for Statehood
15:30-16:45
Question and answer period
16:45-17:00 CONCLUDING SESSION
Closing remarks:
- Andrea Manciulli, Head of the Italian delegation to the NATO PA
- Roberta Pinotti, Minister of Defence, Italy
- Ali Riza Alaboyun, Chairperson of the Mediterranean and Middle East
Special Group
Evening
Free
SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2014
Excursion to Mount Etna
14:00
Return to Catania
End of the programme
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Officials Hotels
Grand Hotel Baia Verde
Via A. Musco 8/10
95021 Acicastello (CT)
Tel: +39 095491522
Fax: +39 095494464
[email protected]
http://www.baiaverde.it/EN/
Grand Hotel Excelsior
39 Piazza Giovanni Verga
95129 Catania
Tel: +39 095 74 76 111
http://www.excelsiorcatania.
com
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Sheraton Catania Hotel
Via Antonello da Messina
45
95020 Cannizzaro, Catania
Tel: +39 095 7114111
Fax: +39 095 271 380
www.sheratoncatania.com/
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