Upon the completion of negotiation rounds headed by the Ministry of Rural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic, Greece has been assigned the coordinating role of the Network of the seven Member Countries subscribed to the Mediterranean Diet in UNESCO's representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015. At an intergovernmental meeting held in Agros, Cyprus, on 28-29 April 2014, which was attended by the National Committee of UNESCO, the proposal of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food of the Hellenic Republic to undertake the coordination of the Network was adopted. November 16 has been set as the Flagship Day to celebrate the Mediterranean Diet.

François GUINOT, Président du Groupe Inter-académique pour le Développement et Président honoraire de l’Académie des technologies, était présent à la première rentrée solennelle de l’Académie Nationale des Sciences, Arts et Lettres du Bénin, qui a eu lieu au Campus d’Abomey-Calavi, le 12 Avril 2013.