Among the policy actions, the IASEM focuses on Higher Education activities, in order to offer young people who want to work in the Mediterranean area and future classes of managers useful insights and interpretative tools necessary to understand the cultural, geo-political and economic contexts in which they will operate.

Summer School in Strategie Euro Mediterranee 23-26 Settembre 2015 – Maratea, Italia

Partner: FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

VI edition of the Summer School in Euro Mediterranean Strategies, organized by IASEM - Institute of High Mediterranean Studies and FEEM - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, with the support of the Basilicata Region.

The course lasted from 23 to 26 September addressed the main strategic issues of the Mediterranean, with a focus on sustainable tourism. The lectures were given by internationally renowned teachers, such as Prof. Najid Mokhtari of the Université International de Rabat (Morocco), Dr. Caroline Kanter of the Konrad Adenaer Foundation (Germany), Prof. Paolo Garonna, General Secretary Febaf - Federation of Banks, Insurance and Finance, Prof. Gianluca Pastori of the Catholic University of Milan.

21 students from 6 countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, China and India) participated in the Summer School with lessons in English.

"However far they may appear," said Giuseppe Papaleo, President of the IASEM, "the great international challenges, and in particular the Mediterranean, call us to direct participation and reflection, as in the case of migratory flows. This international Summer School is the sign that even a region like Basilicata is able to have an international role of the highest profile, becoming the scene of a complex and quality debate".   

Summer School in Euro Mediterranean Strategies 11-14 September 2013 - Maratea, Italy

Partner: Regione Basilicata

The theme of the Summer School was "Euro-Mediterranean strategies - Political, economic and social dynamics" (5th edition). The 4 intensive days of training have deepened a series of strategic issues in the Mediterranean area, tracing the major challenges and opportunities that characterize the geopolitical and economic situation. Essential issues, such as the social turmoil in Erdogan’s Turkey, the evolution of the Syrian conflict and its consequences, the democratic demands that emerged during the so-called "Arab spring" and not yet satisfied, the geo-economic weight of the Gulf countries, the role of European countries in the Mediterranean chessboard, etc. make the Mediterranean the place of complexity, but also of great opportunities, both in the economic and political fields.
These issues were addressed thanks to the participation of Professor Valeria Piacentini (Professor emeritus of History and Institutions of the Muslim World at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan), Dr. Roberto Menotti (Director of Aspenia On-Line and Vice Director of Aspenia - Aspen Institute Italy), AMB. Eugenio d'Auria (former Ambassador of Italy to Saudi Arabia), Prof. Gianluca Pastori (History of International Relations at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan), Dr.ssa Silvia Colombo (Researcher IAI -Institute for International Affairs), by Prof. Silverio Ianniello (Professor of Economics of Monetary and Financial Markets at the University of Trieste; Vice President IPALMO - Institute for Relations between Italy and the countries of Africa, Latin America, the Middle and Far East), by Dr. Pierpaolo Grezzi (Vice President and Scientific Coordinator of IASEM).

Summer School in Euro Mediterranean Strategies 26-31 August 2013 - Izmir, Turkey

Partner: Yasar University

At the Yasar University Campus in Izmir, the Summer School was held on the theme "TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED MEDITERRANEAN MARKET: STRATEGIES AND ANALYSIS" (IV edition). The training week saw an international participation, with students from Turkey, Syria, UK, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Italy, Nigeria.
It was a time of Meeting and study, with insights on the major issues of Mediterranean News. In particular, the following themes were addressed: The role of the UN in Euro-Med (Ambassador Rt. Ertugrul Apakan); Political, strategic and economic dynamics in Euro-Med (Prof. Aylin Guney - Yasar University); Mediterranean institutions in a historical perspective (Prof. Valeria Piacentini - Università Cattolica di Milano); Mediterranean Trade: trends and opportunities. Particular attention to Turkish-Italian relations (Igor Di Bernardini - Italian Consulate, Izmir - and Rebii Akdurak - President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce, Izmir); Religions and Economy in the Mediterranean area: history and perspectives (Dr. Salvatore Drago- University of Messina); The role of women in the Euro-Mediterranean area from the socio-economic point of view (Asst. Prof. Meltem INCE); Externalization of migration policies in the EU and the Mediterranean (Dr. Ayselin Yildiz- Yasar University); Eastern Mediterranean Energy Geopolitics (Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Iseri-Yasar University); Securitization of Migration Policies in Southern Europe (Dr. Gokay Ozerim-Yasar University); Political Economy of the Arab Middle East and Energy (Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Iseri- Yasar university); Euro-Med strategies and promotion of democracy (Assoc. Prof. Aslihan Celenk-Erciyes University).
During the Summer School, a visit was also made to the NATO base in Izmir, where a number of issues related to Mediterranean security were addressed.

Summer School in Euro-Mediterranean Strategies 16-21 July 2012 - Ostuni, Italy

Partner: RFI-Rete Ferroviaria Italiana | Konrad Adenauer StiftungRegione PugliaComune di Ostuni

In the splendid setting of the "White City" and with the partnership of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Summer School was held on the theme "The Concept of Democracy" (III edition). The transformations of political structures in many countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean and the strong system crises that have invested the countries of the northern shore have led analysts and citizens to question what is really a democratic system and how to reach the construction of a fully-fledged democracy. Young researchers from various Mediterranean countries (attendance was recorded from Italy, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Greece) were invited to discuss a paper on the subject.
An articulated debate has developed on how democracy, on the one hand, seems to be the fulfillment of humanity’s deepest libertarian aspirations, but, on the other, also poses the problem of respect for a system of ethical reference values, without which it would be emptied and would no longer fulfil its essential task.Nell’ambito della Summer School, si sono anche svolti 3 workshop su focus specifici:

• Banks and investments in the Mediterranean
• Infrastructure in the Area
• The Euro-Mediterranean Common Area

Summer School in Euro Mediterranean Strategies 21-23 July 2011 Maratea, Italy

Partner: RFI-Rete Ferroviaria Italiana |Regione Basilicata | Comune di Maratea

The IASEM has organized, in collaboration with KAS - Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - and RFI - Italian Railway Network, the summer course in Euro-Mediterranean Strategies. The course touched all the major geopolitical, strategic and economic issues that concern the Mediterranean and saw the presence of students of various nationalities, from Iran, the USA, Greece, Italy. The teaching staff counted the presence of international experts and researchers, by Professor Valeria Fiorani Piacentini, Director of CRISSMA, Dr. Ettore Greco, Director of IAI, Dr Elena Maestri, researcher at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, prof. Paolo Garonna, general director of ANIA and director of the IASEM. The course ended with a conference entitled "The Mediterranean Common House", attended by, among others, the Vice-president of the European Parliament, Hon. Gianni Pittella, the European head of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Min. Plen. Cosimo Risi, the chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Dr. Firas Khouri, the director of the KAS - Rome headquarters, Dr. Katja Plate, Prof. Mohammed Jouili from La Manouba University of Tusini, etc. Training and dissemination on geopolitical and economic issues is a priority of the IASEM and the Summer School is an indispensable opportunity for discussion and openness.

Summer School in Euro-Mediterranean Strategies 18-24 July 2010 - Maratea, Italy

Partner: Regione Basilicata | Fondazione Meseuro | Comune di Maratea

21 students followed the full immersion of 7 days, addressing complex issues such as nuclear proliferation, complex systems applied to intelligence, the relationship between the EU and Turkey, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Among the lecturers were Prof. Stefano Silvestri (President of IAI - Institute of International Affairs), Min. Plen. Cosimo Risi (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Professor Valeria Piacentini (Director of the C.R.I.S.S.M.A. of Milan), Prof. Paolo Garonna (Secretary General ABI )
Hans-Gert Pöttering, former EU President and President of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, spoke at the opening conference on 18 July.
The school also proposed a workshop in navigation (on the North Star) which developed the theme of energy resources and the environment, in the presence of experts, such as On. Gianfranco Blasi (SEL - Società Energetica Lucana), Dr. Sergio De Simone (Codra Mediterranea Srl - Fondazione Systema Naturae), Dr. Antonio Miele (Confartigianato), Dr. Giuseppina Costanini (APEA), Arch Massimiliano Burgi (Ipogea).
The Summer School concluded with a conference entitled "Is a political Mediterranean possible?" , which took place on July 24 at Villa Tarantini and in which I intervened Sen. Emilio Colombo, Hon. Gianni Pittella, Eng. Giuseppe Papaleo, Dr. Pierpaolo Grezzi, Dr. Nicola Pagliuca, Prof. Paolo Garonna, Min. Plen. Cosimo Risi and Mario Di Trani, mayor of Maratea.