Monaco Méditerranée Foundation

Serving Monaco’s image through culture

The main purpose of Monaco Méditerranée Foundation is to promote the image of the Principality of Monaco. It achieves this by organising cultural, social, sporting scientific and artistic cultural events. It assists, helps and supports any charities, foundations or other organisations in order to achieve its objective and promote the image of Monaco.

The Board of Directors:

  • Ms Sandra Braggiotti, Chairwoman
  • Mr Roland Melan, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer
  • Ms Patricia Husson, Deputy Chairwoman
  • Mr Gian Luca Braggiotti
  • Mr Bernard Pasquier
  • Ms Isabelle Bonnal
  • Mr Pierre André Chiappori
  • Ms Anne Eastwood
  • HE Mr Henri Fissore
  • HE Ms Yvette Lambin Berti
  • Mr Jean-Joseph Pastor
  • Mr Patrice Pastor
  • Mr Henry Rey
  • Ms Agnès d’Alessandri
  • Ms Patricia Rey
  • Mr François Rougaignon
  • Ms Caroline Rougaignon-Vernin
  • Mr Jean-Luc Biamonti
  • Mr Hervé Husson
  • Mr Luiz Costa Macambira

 

Conférence

Monaco Méditerranée Foundation

Organiser of a series of much anticipated conferences in the Principality of Monaco

MMF is known due to the quality of its conferences. Since it was founded, it has successfully organised various conferences on the major issues of our day.  And so, one after the other, acknowledged specialists come to the Principality of Monaco to share their authoritative opinions at the invitation of MMF.

MMF covers the travel and accommodation costs  in the Principality of Monaco for the speakers, who are not paid for their lecture.

Photo de groupe avec Sandra Braggiotti, Patricia Husson, SAS le Prince Albert II, Ségolène Royal et Enrico Braggiotti

MMF keynote speakers have been:

From politics, the first guests were the French Prime Minister Raymond Barre, Ministers Bernard Kouchner, Renaud Dutreil, Robert Badinter, Jean François-Poncet, Hubert Védrine, Ségolène Royal; the European Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner; the ambassadors of France François Gouyette and Jean-François Girault who were respectively French ambassador to Libya and Iraq at the time; the former President of the European Central Bank Jean-Claude Trichet the former President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Jacques de Larosière; the former Prime Ministers of Italy, Messers Giuliano Amato and Romano Prodi and the Former President of the French Republic Mr Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Rachida Dati, the former Minister of Justice and current Mayor of the 7th district in Paris.

From the business world: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, Claude Bébéar, Yves-Thibault de Silguy, André Lévy Lang, Carlo De Benedetti.

Science has often been showcased thanks to Dr Frédéric Saldmann the oncologist David Khayat and Ms Alice Dautry, Managing Director of the Pasteur Institute.

His Eminence, Cardinal Paul Poupard has also been a guest, as have historians Sergio Romano and Eli Barnvi.

Academics such as Gilles Kepel, Danièle Hervieu-Léger, Marc Fumaroli and Ms Hélène Carrère d’Encausse of the Académie Française.
Mr Ernest Antoine Seillière, Former Chairman of MEDEF, Denis Kessler, Deputy Chairman of MEDEF and Chairman of the Scor Group, Mr Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Italian economist, former Minister of Finance, and member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, Mr David de Rothschild and HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal from Saudi Arabia.

Around eight conferences are held each year in the different establishments of Société des Bains de Mer. Entrance is free. Attendees include representatives from business and social spheres in the Principality, as well as students from Science Po Menton and the University. The highest government authorities regularly attend these prestigious events.

The activities of Monaco Méditerranée Foundation

Society & Economics

Every year, Monaco Méditerranée Foundation organises a series of political conferences. Below is a summary of the various subjects covered:

 

Lecture programme for 2019

January: Mr Jacques de Larosière de Champfeu, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Governor of the Banque de France (1987-1933)

March: Mr Thibault de Montbrial, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Specialist in National Security

May: Mr Jean-Louis Bourlanges, member of the French National Assembly and former Chairman of the Committee on Civil Liberties of the European Parliament

June: Mr Jean-Claude Trichet, Governor Emeritus of the Banque de France from 1993 to 2003 and former President of the European Central Bank

September: Ms Ségolène Royal, former French government minister, Ambassador for International Negotiations for the Arctic and Antarctic Poles

November: Mr Julien Nocetti, associate Researcher at the French Institute of International Relations, Lecturer at the Schools of Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan

 

Lecture programme for 2018

January: Mr Jacques de Larosière de Champfeu, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Governor of the Banque de France (1987-1933)

March: Mr Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of the French Republic

April: Mr Thierry de Montbrial member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations

June: Mr Jean-Marie Rouart, member of the Academie Française

September: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations

October: Mr David de Rothschild, Rothschild & Cie Banque

November: Mr Jean-François Copé, former government minister and Mayor of Meaux

 

Lecture programme for 2017

January: Mr François D’Orcival, Journalist and historian, Member of the Institut de France and Thierry de Montbrial, President of the IFRI (French Institute of International Relations)

February: Mr Antoine Sfeir, Journalist and Middle East Specialist

March: Mr Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of the French Republic

April: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations

September: Mr Jean-Claude Casanova, member of the Institut de France, Editor, Director of ‘Commentaire’ magazine

October: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations

November:

Mr Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs – Sciences Po. Paris

The Rt Hon Mr Hubert Védrine, former Secretary General of the French Presidency, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997/2002)

 

Lecture programme for 2016

January:

Mr Antoine Sfeir, French journalist and political scientist, Director of the Cahiers de l’Orient, President of the Institut Libre des Relations Internationales

The inaugural lecture of ‘The major challenges facing today’s word’ open to students from the Principality of Monaco (high schools and the International University of Monaco) and from Sciences Po Menton Méditerranée.

‘The major security challenges: emergence of new powers, regional destabilisation, arms races, terrorism, etc.’ by Mr Dominique David, Foreign Policy Editor, co-editor of the Ramses report.

February: His Eminent Beatitude Louis Raphaël Sako, Patriarch of Babylon, Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church

March:

Ms Elisabeth Guigou, former French Minister, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation.

Mr Jean-Claude Trichet, Governor emeritus of the Banque de France from 1993 to 2003 and former President of the European Central Bank

‘The major challenges facing today’s word’ series open to students from the Principality of Monaco (high schools and the International University of Monaco) and Sciences Po Menton Méditerranée.

‘The chaos in the Middle East: Current situation and prospects’ by Mr Denis Bauchard, Former Ambassador and Adviser to the President of the Arab World Institute.

April: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations

May:

‘The major challenges facing today’s word’ series open to students from the Principality of Monaco (high schools and the International University of Monaco) and Sciences Po Menton Méditerranée.

‘The Mediterranean: demographic situation and prospects’ by Mr Gérard-François Dumont, Professor at the University of Paris IV, Director of the magazine, ‘Populations et Avenir.’

June: The Rt Hon Mr Hubert Védrine, former Secretary General of the French Presidency, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997/2002)

September: HE Mr Jean-David Levitte, former French Ambassador to Washington and to the – United Nations and former Diplomatic Adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy

October: Mr Jacques de Larosière de Champfeu, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Governor of the Banque de France (1987-1933)

November: Mr Odon Vallet, Professor at Sciences Po Paris – Journalist specialising in the Vatican and religion

 

Lecture programme for 2015

January:

Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations
HE Mr Alexander Orlov, Russian Ambassador to France

February:

Mr Thierry de Montbrial. member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations
The Rt Hon Mr Hubert Védrine, former Secretary General of the Presidency of the French Republic, former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1997/2002)

March: Professor Hossam Badrawi, Egyptian Politician, former Minister of the Egyptian Government

June:

Mr Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

Mr Jean-Louis Beffa, Honorary Chairman of Saint-Gobain

September: Mr Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Former President of the French Republic

October: Mr Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

November: His Eminence, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, Primate of the Gauls, President of the Association of Pontifical Missionary Societies

 

Lecture programme for 2014

January: His Eminence, Cardinal Paul Poupard, President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture and former President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Holy See

February: Mr Jean Claude Trichet, Governor Emeritus of the Banque de France from 1993 to 2003 and former President of the European Central Bank

March: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations:

April: HE Mr François Gouyette, French Ambassador to Libya

May: HE Mr Jean-David Levitte, former French Ambassador to Washington and to the United Nations and former Diplomatic Adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy

September:

Ms Laurence Parisot, President of IFOP, former President of MEDEF, the French employers’ union

Mr Yves-Thibault de Silguy, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of VINCI

October: Mr Jacques de Larosière de Champfeu, Honorary Governor of the Banque de France, Advisor to the Chairman of BNP Paribas

November: The Rt Hon Jean-François Mattéi, Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Member of the National Academy of Medicine, Former French Minister of Health (2002-2004), Chairman of the French Red Cross (2004-2013)

 

Lecture programme for 2013

January: Mr Thierry de Montbrial member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations

February: Mr Michel Pébereau, Honorary Chairman of BNP PARIBAS

March: HE Mr José Maurício Bustani, Brazilian Ambassador to France

April: Mr Pierre Gadonneix, Chairman of the World Energy Council

May: His Eminence, Cardinal Paul Poupard, President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture and former President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Holy See.

June: Mr Miguel A. Moratinos, Spanish diplomat and politician from the PSOE. He was the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation He was a European Union Special Envoy to the Middle East for the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

September: Mr Denis Kessler, Chairman of the SCOR SE Group

October: Ms Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, Perpetual Secretary of the Académie Française

November: HE Ms Suzanne Wasum-Rainer, German Ambassador to France

 

Lecture programme for 2012

January: Mr Philippe Goulliaud, Editor-in-Chief and Head of the Political Department of Le Figaro

February: Mr Serge Telle, French Ambassador to the Union for the Mediterranean and Mr Hassan Ouarid, Professor of Political Science at the University of Rabat

March: Mr Alain Minc, Economist, Businessman

April: HE Mr Nasser Kamel, Egyptian Ambassador to France

May:

Mr Thierry de Montbrial, Member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations:

Mr Giulio Tremonti, former Government Minister and Member of the Italian Parliament

June: Mr Ernest-Antoine Seillière, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Wendel Group, Former Chairman of the Medef and of the European Confederation of Industries

September: Mr Denis Kessler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the SCOR group

November: Mr Jean Claude Trichet, Governor of the Banque de France from 1993 to 2003 and President of the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011

 

2011: A changing world

January: HE Mr Quan Kong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to France (with the presence of Mr de Montbrial)

February: His Eminence the Cardinal Paul Poupard, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture and former President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Holy See

March: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations:

April: HE Mr François Gouyette, French Ambassador to Libya

May: Mr Gabriel De Broglie, member of the Académie Française

September:

Mr James Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank
HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan

November: Ms Claudie Haigneré, President of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris

 

2010: The aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis

January: Ms Alice Dautry, Managing Director of the Pasteur Institute (with the presence of Mr. de Montbrial)

February: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Director of the French Institute of International Relations

March: Mr Michel Camdessus, former Managing Director of the IMF and former Governor of the Banque de France (with Mr de Montbrial in attendance)

April: Mr Marc Fumaroli, member of the Academie Française

May: Ms Rachida Dati, former French Government Minister, Member of the European Parliament, Mayor of the 7th district of Paris

June: Mr Ernest-Antoine Seillière, former President of MEDEF

October: Mr Jean François-Poncet, French Senator, Former Government Minister

November: Mr David de Rothschild, Rothschild & Cie Banque

 

2009: World views

January:

Mr Claude Bébéar, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AXA

European Commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner

February: Mr Antoine Bernheim, Chairman of Generali

March: HE Mr François Gouyette, French Ambassador to Libya

April: Dr Frédéric Saldmann

May:

Mr Giuliano Amato, former Prime Minister of Italy

Mr Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy

June: Mr Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of the French Republic

September: Mr Yves-Thibault de Silguy, Chief Executive Officer of VINCI

October: HE Jean-François Girault, Minister Plenipotentiary and French Ambassador to Iraq

November: Professor David Khayat, Oncologist and former Chairman of the French Cancer Institute

 

2008: Politics and Religion

Inaugural Lecture on February 7 by His Eminence the Cardinal Paul Poupard, President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Culture and former President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue of the Holy See.

‘Religions, Cultures and Politics in Europe. The Future of a Legacy’

March: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, member of the Institut de France, Founder and Executive Chairman of the French Institute of International Relations: ‘Major International Political and Economic Trends’

May: Mr Sergio Romano, journalist, historian and former Italian ambassador

September: Mr Elie Barnavi, historian, former director of studies at the Institute of National Defence, former Israeli ambassador to France. Scientific Director of the Museum of Europe in Brussels

October: Ms Danièle Hervieu-Léger, President of EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

November: HRH the Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan

 

In 2008, Monaco Méditerranée Foundation organised two exceptional conferences with guests:

May: Mr Alain Le Roy, Ambassador of France in charge of the Union for the Mediterranean project

June: Mr Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of the French Republic

 

2007/2008: Finance and Globalisation

March: Mr Raymond Barre, ‘Overview of Financial Globalisation’

May: Mr Carlo De Benedetti, ‘Financial globalisation. A question of governance’

September: Mr André Lévy Lang, ‘Banking and Globalisation’

November: Mr Jacques de Larosière de Champfeu, ‘Capital Flows: The Changing Dynamics of Global Financial Power’

December: An exceptional lecture by Mr Jean-François Girault, French Ambassador to Iraq, ‘The Iraqi crisis: Roots and paradoxes’

January 2008:  Mr René Carron, ‘Globalisation: what are the challenges for a cooperative banking group?’

 

2006/2007 Europe in the face of the challenges of the 21st century

January: Mr Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘The European Union: Political Union or Free Trade Area?’

February: Mr Bernard Kouchner, ‘France, Europe and globalisation’

April: Mr Gilles Kepel, ‘The Middle East crisis’

June: The Rt Hon Mr Hubert Védrine, ‘Europe facing the clash of civilisations’

October: Mr Ernest-Antoine Seillière ‘Europe’s place in global competition’

January 2007: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, ‘Is the European Union a global player?’

February 2007: Mr Jean François-Poncet, ‘The European Union: an economic giant but political dwarf?’

 

2005: The European Union in the face of globalisation

March: Mr Mario Monti, ‘The economic and political outlook for the 25 members of Europe’

May: Mr Robert Badinter, ‘Turkey and the European Union’

June: Mr Raymond Barre, ‘Prospects after the referendum on 29 May in France and in Europe’

September: Mr Renaud Dutreil, ‘Companies in the face of globalisation’

 

2004 What future for the European Union?

March: Mr Sergio Romano, ‘Europe and the United States after September 11th’

May: Mr Denis Kessler, ‘The world of risk in the Modern World’

June: Mr Raymond Barre, ‘EU-US relations: The euro and the dollar, a monetary couple’

October Ms Hélène Carrère d’Encausse‘Political Problems between Russia and Europe’

 

2003: A new World is emerging

February: Mr Thierry de Montbrial, ‘The World’s Political System: Players and regulation’

March: Mr Ernest-Antoine Seillière, ‘Business challenges in France’

May: Mr Giulio Andreotti, ‘Continuity and Changes in Foreign policy’

June: Mr Raymond Barre, ‘Uncertainty in the Post-Iraq world’

 

2002: Global Perspectives at the turn of the century

February: Economic Lecture by Mr Raymond Barre