The University of Siena and the Spring of the Tunisian Constitution

This is a crucial moment for Tunisian society.

Following the approval of a new Constitution in January, in fact, the Tunisian Institutions are increasingly committed to consolidating the system and democratic structure provided for by this fundamental Charter. On October, 26th the first legislative elections of the new democratic era will be held, while a Presidential election will be held at the end of November. 

Thanks to its particular geographic position in the Mediterranean, and to its own constitutional experience, Italy can play a decisive role in fostering and reinforcing dialogue between the two countries. 

In this context, the conference “Tunisia: The Constitutional Spring” will be held on Friday 7th November 2014 in the University of Siena’s Aula Magna, from 9.15 am.

The event is organized by the University of Siena, in the framework of its activities as Mediterranean coordinator of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and represents the conclusion of the project “Activities to support the constituent process and affirmation of decentralization in Tunisia”, carried out as part of the Region of Tuscany’s international activities and in particular those of the Steering Committee for the Mediterranean. This project, which is also backed by the Province of Siena, has seen the involvement of the Universities of Carthage and Sousse as partners and has developed through a series of legal training and advisory activities, mainly dedicated to the topic of decentralization, aimed at university students, officials, public administrators, and representatives of civil society. The University of Siena’s activities in Tunisia are related to the issue of social sustainability, including the protection of human rights and participation, as part of a strategic approach that is at the very centre of the University’s attention, focusing in particular on the Mediterranean area.   

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Plastic Busters participate in TARA Expeditions


Tara Expeditions organizes voyages to study and understand the impact of climate change and the ecological crisis facing the world's oceans. Plastic Busters from the University of Siena joined TARA researchers from October 3 (St. Tropez, France) to 9 (Naples, Italy) to study the impact of plastics on trophic web, and to monitor sentinel organisms, with the ultimate purpose to analyze the effects of marine litter in bioindicator organisms.

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Scientific Workshop "Innovation in assessing and governing low carbon and smart cities" - October 20-21, 2014

Bocconi University

MED Solutions partner Bocconi University is glad to announce the international Workshop "Innovation in assessing and governing low carbon and smart cities".


The workshop, organized by IEFE Bocconi University in collaboration with the Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission and the contribution of the COST Action INOGOV, will take place on


Monday 20th October 2014 (9:30-17:30) and Tuesday 21st October 2014 (9:00-13.30) 

at Bocconi University, Aula Magna, Via Gobbi 5, Milan (Italy).


Attendance is free, subject to registration at



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