Mileva is the AI at the heart of the Thank and Do Tank SUMus dedicated to Venice and its regeneration. For this purpose, a monitoring and predictive platform has been designed and carried out in order to analyse and anticipate the prospective evolutions of the city and its geo-environment.
Venice, an emblematic symbol of Humanist Renaissance harmoniously linked to the Living World is in desperate need of regeneration. The SUMus initiative aims to mobilize many inhabitants of Venice and lovers of the Serenissima all around the world so as to seize the opportunity to reinvent the city in all its dimensions, economic, social, cultural, societal, environmental … Its aspiration is that Venice becomes the concrete example of the city of the future that respects nature and living beings, thus inspiring the rest of the world.
At a time when humanity is facing major challenges, SUMus intends to co-construct and promote the much-needed new behaviours that will allow everyone to live in harmony with oneself, with others and more broadly with the planet, nature and animals.
This new paradigm, deeply respectful of life, will gradually induce technological, financial, educational, media, artistic sectors… It will enable each individual to become aware of his singularity, his potential and talents and thus find his rightful place in society. Besides, a caring and responsible ecosystem will allow legal entities and communities to work on the general well-being.
Under the direction of François Mabille, General Secretary of the International Federation of Catholic Universities and founding member of GMAP, publication of “COVID-19: Towards the International Risk Society”. Valérie Fert, president of GMAP, and Marc Finaud, founding member, are two of the authors of this book.
With Covid-19, the world experienced an unprecedented crisis in 2020: the human impact, the restriction of freedoms, starting with the restriction of freedom of movement, economic shocks and their social consequences, are among the most striking facts. It should be added that rarely have States measured their degree of interdependence and therefore their weakness to such an extent. Societies have thus been confronted with their vulnerability: our understanding of security and peace should therefore be profoundly revised. The first part of the paper introduces the analysis of the health crisis in the light of past crises and the possibilities offered by early warning; then it is international relations and the loss-gain game observed at the level of states that are investigated, the crisis being seen here as a structure of opportunity. Finally, the third part sheds new light on several fields: the religious field, the academic field and the military world. The notion of risk is central.