2021-2022 PUBLIC REPORT:



1.            Demaidi, M.N., Al-Sahili, K., 2021. Integrating SDGs in Higher Education—Case of Climate Change Awareness and Gender Equality in a Developing Country According to RMEI-TARGET Strategy. Sustainability, 13, 3101.

2.            M Chouari, M Ghiss, A Zabaniotou, 2021. Academic promotion and leadership:'moving the needle'for the enhancement of gender equality in Tunisian higher education institutional members of the RMEI network following the TARGET project. Open Research Europe 1 (14), 14

3.            A Zabaniotou, O Boukamel, A Tsirogianni, 2021. Network assessment: Design of a framework and indicators for monitoring and self-assessment of a customized gender equality plan in the Mediterranean Engineering Education context. Evaluation and Program Planning 87, 101932

4.            A Zabaniotou, A Pritsa, EA Kyriakou, 2021.Observational Evidence of the Need for Gender-Sensitive Approaches to Wildfires Locally and Globally: Case Study of 2018 Wildfire in Mati, GreeceSustainability 13 (3), 1556

5.            A. Zabaniotou, 2021. Challenges for the female academic at the Mediterranean Universities Covid-1 lockdown brought into relief. Journal of Global Transitions, under review.

6.            Najoua Essoukri Ben Amara, Anastasia Zabaniotou, 2021. Distance education: A survey-based investigation of the distance education impact on female academic at Arab and European Mediterranean universities during the Covid-19 lockdown. World development Journal, submitted.

7.            Anastasia Zabaniotou, 2021. Learning outcomes of leader and leadership development: a method for a soft and female leadership (SFL) empirical framework for driving the gender equality change in Mediterranean engineering education [version 3]. Open Research Europe, 1 (63), 63.

8.            Anastasia Zabaniotou, 2021. Impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on Mediterranean women of the academic community in the Mediterranean region (in Greek: Επιπτώσεις της πανδημίας COVID-19 στις γυναίκες της ακαδημαϊκής κοινότητας της Μεσογείου). Published in the Special Volume of Covid-Research, Aritotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

9.            Anastasia Zabaniotou, 2021. Mediterranean Engineering Schools-members of RMEI network are taking a reflexive approach to gender equality with the support of the TARGET project. GALILEO MAGAZINE. – Rivista del Collegio degli Ingegneri di Padova

10.        Anastasia Zabaniotou, Aigli Tsirogianni, Monica Cardarilli, Massimo Guarascio, 2021. AN INTERGENERATIONAL NETWORK-BASED COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE FOR GENDER EQUALITY AT THE MEDITERRANEAN ENGINEERING SCHOOLS. TARGET Book, under review,


12.        A. Zabaniotou, 2021. Challenges for the female academic at the Mediterranean Universities Covid-1 lockdown brought into relief. Journal of Global Transitions, Volume 3, 2021, Pages 119-125.




12.        A Zabaniotou, 2020Towards gender equality in Mediterranean Engineering Schools through networking, collaborative learning, synergies and commitment to SDGs-The RMEI approachGlobal Transitions 2, 4-15

13.        A Zabaniotou, 2020. New forms of social learning in Mediterranean higher engineering education: Change lab for gender equality transformation, methodology, design principles. Sustainability 12 (16), 6618

14.        Anastasia Zabaniotou, 2020. The Value of a Sustainable Development Network in Advancing Gender Equality at Higher Engineering Education. Modern Environmental Science and Engineering 6 (1) Doi:10.15341/mese(2333-2581)/01.06.2020/001

15.        Anastasia Zabaniotou, 2020. Towards Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions: Equal Female Academics in the Mediterranean during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNI). http://www.guninetwork.org/report/towards-gender-equality-higher-education-institutions-equal-female-academics-mediterranean

16.        A Zabaniotou, 2020. New forms of social learning in Mediterranean higher engineering education: Change lab for gender equality transformation, methodology, design principles. Sustainability 12 (16),6618






Université Aristote de Thessalonique, Grèce


Prof. Khaled Al-Sahili

Vice President

An-Najah National University Nablus, Palestine

Olivier Boiron

Prof. Olivier Boiron

Executive Director

Ecole Centrale Marseille


Prof. Abdellah Menou


Académie Internationale Mohammed VI de l'Aviation Civile, Marroc

Prof. M. Fouad BENNIS


Ecole Centrale Nantes, France

Prof. Carole DEUMIE


Ecole Centrale Marseille, France


Prof. T. AKIKI


Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Liban

Ben Amara

Prof. Najoua BEN AMARA


ENISO Tunisia


Prof. Riccardo MEREU


PoliMI Italy


Prof. Najib HAMOUTI


Directeur des relations internationales ESITH - Maroc

Ben Amara

Prof. Juan Jesus


UPC Spain

Ben Amara

Prof. Fatma ASHOUR


CUFE Egypt


Prof. Khalid NAJIB


ENSMR Morocco




ENSIT, Tunisia


Prof. Naima EL HAOUD


ENCG Casablance, Hassan II University, Morocco


Prof. Antonin Ricard


IAE AMU France




Ecole Centrale Marseille France


Dear RMEI Members and Colleagues


In this time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, when the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the ecological vulnerability of our global systems, and the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is a re-telling of an old story of conquest and control that ends in murder, ruin, refugees, and resources catastrophe, there is an urgent need to integrate peace, well-being, ecological sustainability, resilience, and equity into all levels of society and education.

RMEI envisions an equitable and sustainable development for the Mediterranean region and strives to enhance the ethics of responsibility of young engineers through education and culture, given that education plays a key role in contributing to social transformations.

The network embraces a diverse range of cultures, religions, political and socio-economic differences that exist among the Mediterranean countries. Our mission is collaboration, co-sharing, co-learning, to integrate knowledge, culture, ecological sustainability, resilience, and equity into the engineering education, towards changing the way we design technological solutions for societies, the way we think, and to replace narratives that are destroying us with those that are sustaining us.

RMEI is a trusting network involving relationships built on common values, dialogue, mutual understanding, friendships, and shared responsibility. Together, we have achieved a learning potential informal and structural changes for gender equality with the support of EU TARGET project, developed a gender equality strategy, and will continue to unravel the link between gender equality, climate change and sustainability in our Living Social Change Lab. We will continue to integrate gender equality into interventions for the sustainable development for the region, by mobilizing the network’s human resources – from professors and students to academic managers.

We will continue to co-work with trust and a sense of belonging to the same family, create joy, and provide a space for non-experts to share knowledge and ideas enhancing the members’ commitment to SDGs. We can do that because we can work alternatively to the traditional top-down university learning (teacher-student learning), allowing space for uncertainty and an attractive alternative to the vertical transmission of knowledge of the universities, having a transversal perspective over Mediterranean engineering education systems.

We can obtain tangible achievements and develop change agents for social changes. I propose new ways of learning that include personal development, collaboration against competition, values, character, emotions, knowledge, action value and a soft leadership framework of participation and empowerment. I am envisioning increasing the diversity, and inclusion of our network. In the RMEI we don’t differentiate countries-members, we are guided by the values of justice, fairness, inclusion, and diversity.

I am confident that all of us, we will continue to collaborate, co-share, co-create and exchange successfully and with joy, as we always have done during the 25 years life of RMEI, for the benefit of our network and of Mare Nostrum (Mediterranean Sea region) that is our extended Mediterranean family!

I do believe that all of us co-envision and wish to work for a peaceful co-existence in this multicultural Mediterranean basin, for education, and socio-ecological sustainability. We can do that from any post we have, as president, vice president, board member or a simple member; it is not the post that mobilizes us to work but our willingness/vision to offer to RMEI, and the Mediterranean Region, our common home.

I rely on you to accomplish the RMEI mission.

I wish health and strength for the achievement of our goals.

Anastasia Zabaniotou, prof at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Elect-President of RMEI

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