Global civil society activity in Marseille, France

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Crossroads of civilizations and trade since ancient times, Marseille possesses a nature, land and sea heritage unique in its diversity. These assets, combined with a city in metamorphosis, have generated a vigorous revival of economic activity and has placed the city among the most popular tourist destinations.

The figures speak for themselves: over 4 million tourists in 2010, 12,000 direct jobs or 5.4% of total employment in Marseille, and over € 700 million of income.
In 2011, the city had 5,182 hotel rooms, 3.6% more than the previous year.

Marseille has also become one of the first ports of embarkation for the European cruise market, an interesting position given that the Mediterranean destination has the fastest growth.

As the top cruise centre in France, with more than one million passengers in 2012, Marseille reinforced its status as first port of embarkation in France with nearly 380 calls to port in 2011 for an estimated income of €110 million.
In less than 15 years, Marseille has tripled the number of Congress days hosted on its territory from 109,000 days in 1996 to almost 300,000 in 2011.

The city now has powerful and functional structures to accommodate some 350 events per year in places as diverse as the Palais du Pharo, the Palais des Congrés in the Chanot Park and the World Trade Centre.

Organizations based in Marseille

European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society Est. 2004

Mediterranean Centre of Audiovisual Communication Est. 1986

European Gamma Knife Society Est. 1989

Water Monitoring Alliance Est. 2005

European Virus Archive goes Global

Réseau Universitaire et Scientifique Euro-Méditerranéen sur le Genre et les Femmes Est. 2012

Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change Est. 2015

Applied Health, Equity and Development Research Network Est. 2015

Institut méditerranéen de formation et recherche en travail social Est. 1990

Observatoire international pour la non violence Est. 1995

Research Institute for Southeast Asia, Marseille Est. 1993

Institut méditerranéen d'écologie et paléoécologie

Maison Asie Pacifique Est. 1999

Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille Est. 1969

Santé Sud Est. 1984

Association régionale pour le développement de la coopération industrielle internationale Est. 1980

Libre organisation mondiale d'aide aux réfugiés Est. 2004

Institute for Advanced Studies on the United Nations

Organisation internationale contre l'esclavage moderne Est. 2001

Agence des Villes et Territoires Méditerranéens Durables Est. 2012

Small Islands Initiative

Mediterranean Association of Psychiatry Est. 1967

ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Archaeology and History Est. 1951

Institut de médecine tropicale du service de santé des armées Est. 1905

Institut méditerranéen des transports maritimes Est. 1967

View More profiles (70 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Marseille

2026 Annual MeetingEuropean Society for Paediatric Endocrinology

2025 EUROGLIA : European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and DiseaseNetwork Glia

2024 Biennial MeetingEuropean Society for Immunodeficiencies

2024 MeetingEuropean Society for Pigment Cell Research

2024 European Biomass ConferenceEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition

View More Future Events (5 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Marseille

2024 Congress – European Calcified Tissue Society
2024 CartoonNext Seminar – CARTOON - European Association of Animation Film
2024 Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications (GAGTA) – Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications
2023 General Assembly – Forum for European Journalism Students
2023 European Multidisciplinary Congress on Urological Cancers (EMUC) – European Association of UrologyEuropean Society for Medical OncologyEuropean SocieTy for Radiotherapy and Oncology
2023 Annual Meeting – Society for the Neurobiology of Language
2023 European Rett Syndrome Conference – Rett Syndrome Europe
2023 Conference – Europe Jazz Network
2023 Congress – European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy
2023 Plant Biology Europe Conference – Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology
2023 EUsalt Conference – European Salt Producers Association
2023 Annual Congress – International Association of Professional Numismatists
2023 Annual Meeting and General Assembly – European Association of Pump Manufacturers
2023 Plenary Meeting – European Committee of Manufacturers of Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Pneumatic Tools
2023 Joint Conference – European Association of Pump ManufacturersEuropean Committee of Manufacturers of Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Pneumatic ToolsEuropean Association for the Taps and Valves Industry
2023 European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ECCN) – International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
2023 European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology – International Federation of Clinical NeurophysiologySociété de neurophysiologie clinique de langue française
2023 CartoonNext Seminar – CARTOON - European Association of Animation Film
2023 Congrès de Pneumologie de Langue Française (CPLF) – Société de pneumologie de langue française
2022 Council Meeting – Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations
2022 Congress – Catholic International Education Office
2022 World Congress for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology – International Bronchoesophagological SocietyWorld Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
2022 PER-IADR Oral Health Research Congress – Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research
2022 Europort Maritime Conference – European Shipyards' and Maritime Equipment Association
2022 Conference – European Petrochemical Luncheon International Association

View More Past Events (758 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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