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					                                Université Paul Cézanne – Aix-Marseille III

                                             Faculté de droit

        CENTRE D’ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES INTERNATIONALES ET COMMUNAUTAIRES
                                   (CERIC – UMR CNRS 6201)

                                       38, avenue de l'Europe
                                       13090 Aix-en-Provence

                       Phone +33.(0)4.42.52.72.50 - Fax +33.(0)4.42.52.72.60
                                         www.ceric-aix.fr




                                CALL FOR PAPERS

             SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE
                  MEDITERRANEAN AREA

                  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
                         June, the 11th and 12th, 2009, Marseilles

In the Mediterranean, the rise of the problems of un-sustainability became perceptible more
or less all over this area: marine pollution; strong pressures on the environment due to
tourism activity, the littoral urbanization, the worsening of the erosion phenomena, the
agricultural irrigation; increasing of the North-South disparities which is accompanied by
more inequality within the countries known as developed… The process of Euro-
Mediterranean connection meets then with disparities in the development patterns and social
and political extremely unstable situations in the South, limiting the coherence throughout
the area and involving, among others, migratory flows, conflicts and an environmental
pollution. The problems of sustainable development thus affect the two sides of the
Mediterranean.
The object of the conference is to spark off a debate on the prospects for a sustainable
development in the Mediterranean, from studies, papers and experiments led by academics
and public and private experts.


                                   Topics for papers
          1. Issues and Practices of Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean
         2. Methods and Tools for the Implementation of Sustainable Development
                      3. The Measurement of Sustainable Development
     Topic 1 – Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean: Issues and Practices

According to a trend scenario of the Blue Plan for 2025, degradations on two sides and the
risks of instability will increase, concerning initially the poorest areas. Without recovery of
this scenario, the Mediterranean could meet a spiral of decline, losing the assets which make
its wealth and leaving part of its population in lack of anything increasingly difficult to
support. These prospects impose beginning a comprehensive reflection on the Mediterranean,
its place and its competitiveness, and on the assets and the means it has to direct the changes
in an economic developmental perspective which improves human quality of life and makes
it possible for the population to have a job, base for human dignity, while respecting the
limits of the related ecosystems. In this multidimensional approach of sustainable
development, one can not exempt from a reflection on welfare theories, of social justice,
evolution of the ways of life, the relationship between people and his environment… Which
sustainable development (s)? For what kind of the Mediterranean? Which practices of
sustainability according to the countries (sustainable agriculture, sustainable tourism, littoral
ecotourism, sustainable management of water, renewable energies…)? Which are the means
already used and to make deeper as regards promotion of sustainable development?

    Topic 2 – Methods and Tools for the Implementation of Sustainable Development

Firms, Local authorities, States, NGO are inevitable actors of sustainable development. But
on which bases build compromises between actors with different logics of action on the topic
of sustainable development? Up to what point did the multilateral (Action plan for the
Mediterranean, Process of Barcelona, Agenda MED 21, European Policy of proximity) and
bilateral partnerships set up in the two last decades allow the emergence of new solidarity?
How to adapt the institutional, financial, legislative and tax systems with the objectives,
orientations and actions of the Mediterranean Strategy of Sustainable Development? Which
role for research? Some countries and local authorities engaged some Agenda 21 actions but
how to support an overall coherence in the way of sustainable development? Is the free trade
area to 2010 an opportunity or a handicap for firms and territories of the Mediterranean? In
what the Union for the Mediterranean can work in favour of sustainable development and
how the firms will have to be associated?

                 Topic 3 – The Measurement of Sustainable Development

Embark on a project of sustainable development requires to ensure a steady follow-up of the
initiated actions. For two decades, several initiatives of construction of indicators have been
born but there is no to date a common accepted framework, except the Mediterranean
Strategy for Sustainable development since 2005, “managed” by the Mediterranean
Commission of Sustainable development.
Which indicators of sustainable development for the Mediterranean? Which interests and
limits? How to exceed the steps of competitive evaluations, where each one goes there from
its indicators and its appropriation of sustainable development and to carry out a cross glance
of the parties involved (European Union, States, Local authorities, firms, NGO…)?




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                                      Steering Committee

          Paul Cezanne University – Aix-Marseilles III – Faculty of Law (CERIC)
    Contact: Yvette Lazzeri, Researcher CERIC, Paul Cezanne University – Aix-Marseilles III
                                    (yr.lazzeri@wanadoo.fr)

                                      Scientific Committee

          Gilbert Benhayoun, Professor, Paul Cezanne University – Aix-Marseilles III
                                   (Benhayoung@orange.fr)
       Robert Lanquar, Expert, World Organisation of Tourism (robertlanquar@yahoo.es)
                Roderick Lawrence, Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
                              (Roderick.Lawrence@cueh.unige.ch)
        Yvette Lazzeri, Researcher CERIC, Paul Cezanne University – Aix-Marseilles III
                                    (yr.lazzeri@wanadoo.fr)
    Emmanuelle Moustier, Assistant Professor, Paul Cezanne University – Aix-Marseille III
                                (emmanuelle.moustier@free.fr)
             Vanessa Richard, CNRS Researcher, CERIC (vanrichard@yahoo.com)
    Ali Sedjari, Professor, Mohammed V University, Rabat – Morocco (sedjariali@yahoo.fr)



                                        Practical Details

                                           Deadlines
                               Surveys: November, the 15th, 2008
               Answer of the scientific committee before December, the 20th, 2008
                           Deadline for papers: April, the 30th, 2009

        Papers have to be sent by email to the secretariat (Delphine Reboul) –
                            Mel: cer.fea@univ-cezanne.fr

                                          Publication
                      Selected papers will be published in ed. l’Harmattan


                                    Steering Committee
     Paul Cezanne University – Aix-Marseilles III – Faculty of Law (CERIC)
      Contact: Yvette Lazzeri, Researcher CERIC - Mel: yr.lazzeri@wanadoo.fr
                                        And
Emmanuelle Moustier, Assistant Professor, Paul Cezanne University – Aix-Marseilles III
                        Mel: emmanuelle.moustier@free.fr

            For more information, please contact the secretariat (Delphine Reboul) –
                                   Phone: 04.42.21.60.11 –
                Fax: 04.42.23.08.94 – Mel: cer.fea@univ-cezanne.fr




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                    Place of the conference: Marseilles (to clarify)

                                   ENTRY FORM

                             International Conference
               Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean
                          June, the 11th and 12th, 2009
                                   Marseilles


Organism: ………………………………………………………………………

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Will participate:           in conference, Thursday, the 11th
                            in lunch, Thursday, the 11th
                            in diner, Thursday, the 11th
                            in conference, Friday, the 12th
                            in lunch, Friday, the 12th


Registration fees: 150 € (Students: 50€)
Participation includes meals, coffee breaks and conference papers on USB key.

Please, send the entry form to ACER, 15-19 allée Claude Forbin, 13627 Aix en Provence
Cedex 1 – Phone: 04.42.21.60.11 – Fax: 04.42.23.08.94 – Email: cer.fea@univ-cezanne.fr

Registration fees payment will be done:  by cheque payable to ACER or  by order
form to ACER, 15-19 allée Claude Forbin, 13627 Aix en Provence Cedex 1.




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