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09 May 2017 Press release

Monaco Mediterranean Foundation

Inviting the Principality's young people to have a better understanding

of the world of today in order to build their future responsibly.

© Manuel Vitali - Direction de la Communication

On Thursday 4 May 2017, the last conference of the school year in the cycle on major current issues of the modern world took place in the Auditorium of Monaco's Vocational and Catering School (Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco), in the presence of Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior, initiated by the Monaco Mediterranean Foundation. 

At this event, Jean-François Daguzan, Doctor of Law and Political Sciences, spoke on the subject of "Governance, World Economy and Power Relations." 

Jean-François Daguzan is Deputy Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research (FRS), and was formerly Head of Mission at the General Secretariat of National Defence (SGDN) of the Prime Minister, for industrial matters.  He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Geo-Economie" and Director of the magazine Maghreb-Machrek.  He is President of the Scientific Council of the Choiseul Institute, and also acts as an auditor of the 49th session of the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN). 

As a reminder, for the past two years, the Monaco Mediterranean Foundation, chaired by Enrico Bragiotti, has organised a cycle of high-level conferences on the main societal issues of the modern world. 

H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II, who places particular importance on preparing the younger generations to build their future in conscious awareness and with responsibility, was keen that these strategic conferences should be held under His High Patronage.  Enrico Bragiotti, President of the Monaco Mediterranean Foundation, the initiator of this programme, wished to associate fully its innovative approach with the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, under the responsibility of Isabelle Bonnal. 

These conferences were initially open to high-school students from general education in the Principality.  They soon aroused great interest among the many pupils who expressed a wish to attend these discussions on sensitive, strategic topics, on a voluntary basis.  The quality of the speakers and the content, which are both highly specialised but adapted to suit their audience, largely contributed to this enthusiasm. 

These special meetings now allow students from general, technological and vocational education in the Principality, students of the Sciences Po Campus in Menton and the International University of Monaco (IUM) to have discussions with renowned experts and speakers who are specialists in the fields of economics, international relations and geopolitics and other subjects. 

Building the future of pupils and students is linked with an awareness of the issues and changes taking place in the world in which we live.  It is this ambitious approach that Enrico Bragiotti has successfully undertaken with Isabelle Bonnal, who are both confident in the ability of young people from the Principality to become empowered and take action.  Isabelle Bonnal also paid a sincere tribute to Enrico Bragiotti, the initiator of this cycle of conferences. 

Following this last conference of the year, pupils who had followed the whole series of lectures were presented with a diploma attesting to their active participation in this training course on issues relating to the modern world.

Photo Credit:  ©: Government Communication Department/Manu Vitali

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