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Prof.  Boas  Erez,  the  Former  Rector  of  Universit6   organisations, social enterprises, media,  art, and

         della Svizzera Italiano, presented the experience      culture,  they  evaluate,  innovate  and  develop

         of  USI  with  MEM:  Middle  East  Mediterranean       innovative approaches  to  tackle persistent
         Summit  and  stressed  the  importance  of  young      problems in society. The Summit is designed as an
         local actors in changing the future. He mentioned      intellectual and human exchange across borders,
         that  the  MEM  Summer  Summit  aims  to  offer  a     cultures,  and  languages. It seeks  to  create

          platform for young leaders and change-makers to       friendships,  enduring  networks,  and  ideas.  The
         lay out a vision for their common future. Coming       next MEM will be organised in  Lugano on August
         from public and private institutions, non-profit       18-27, 2022.
         Building bridges is a priority!

          Prof. Geert Bouckaert, as Conference Rapporteur,      people  that  the  future  will  be  full  of  shocks  and
         provided  the  participants  with  key  ideas  for     crises.  In  this  context,  it  is  important  to  prepare,
         a d d r e s s i n g   t h e   C o n f e r e n c e   t h e m  e :   N e x t    prevent, and anticipate being able to absorb the
         Generation Governance and Young Global Public          shocks.  Minister Giovannini highlighted that good
         Administration.  He  mentioned  the  necessity  to     governance  is  fundamental  otherwise,  the  5Ps
         change  the  paradigm  to  organise  PA.  He           cannot be obtained. Due to the sequence of crises,
         underlined the fact that solving problems is the new   the next generation's governance is so important.
         normality.  The  new  governance  model  has           Today,  the  sentence  "one  objective  one
         simultaneous  focuses:  basic  service  delivery  and   instrument"  is not  applicable  anymore  and  one
         crisis  management.  He  also  underlined  that  we    instrument  had  to  serve  several  objectives.  For
         g l o b a l l y   a g r e e d   o n   t h e   1 7   S u s t a i n a b l e    Enrico Giovannini, the importance of training public
         Development Goals and the  5Ps:  People,  Planet,      servants for managing the crises and sustainability
          Prosperity,  Peace  &  Partnership.  The  Conference   aspects is crucial.
          Rapporteur mentioned that the SGD 17 Partnership
          is  an  objective  by  itself.  He  underlined  the   Then, he shared with participants his experience at
         importance of the whole-of-society approach. We        the  Ministry  of  Sustainable  infrastructure  and
         need trust to have a solid partnership to address all   Mobility deciding about investments with a huge
         the  challenges  of  our  societies.  Trust  cannot  be   amount  of  money  and  how  to  introduce  the  17
         asymmetrical trust in PA trust in our partnership. Next   SDGs and their impacts  on  public investments as
         generation  also  means  people  and ideas.  Geert     carbon  footprint  of  their  projects  or  impacts  on
          Bouckaert said that State is back with crises. He also   conditions  of  accessibility  for  all  to  services.  He
         emphasised the need to develop a solid framework       mentioned the creation of a centre for research on
         - lawyers are back! For facing all these challenges,   sustainability to facilitate the exchanges between
         we need young people  (with competencies and           civil servants and researchers and underlined the
         skills) and young disciplines such as digital sciences,  change  of  mindset  requested  (behavioural
         anthropology  (new  in  PA),  behavioural  science,    changes) to develop this kind of cooperation.
          Prof Geert Bouckaert said that Rome is the perfect    Enrico  Giovannini  also  mentioned  two  interesting
         place to address this topic as Romulus and Remus       initiatives  in  Italy:  the  creation  of  a  network  of
         were young people whose story tells of the events      universities  for  sustainability  (research  mission  &
         that led to the founding of the city of Rome! Rome's   SDGs focus) allowing a transdisciplinary approach
         history is the history of resilience and as mentioned  on  key  issues;  and  recent  changes  in  the  Italian
         by  Prof.  Joao  Salis  Gomes  we  have  to  create  a  Constitution  in  order  to  protect  the  environment
         bridge  but  be  an  ambitious  aqueduct  bringing     and rights for future generations.
         water, hopes, and life!
                                                                For young PA people, he recommended
          Enrico  Giovannini,  Minister  of  Sustainable
         Infrastructure and Mobility mentioned that without     "Be  courageous  and  propose  new  ideas  and
         sustainability, resilience, and solidarity capitalism will   innovations for a sustainable future!"
         not survive crises. He confirmed that crisis is now the
         new normal. He underlined how difficult is to tell
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