Mission & Goals


Mission:

The wave of recent Arab uprisings has created new uncertainties and challenges in the Mediterranean region. A profound transition process of varying magnitudes is underway. Its outcome will be determined by the interaction between a number of political, socio-­economic and geopolitical factors calling both on governments and external actors to redesign and implement new and specific strategies able to cope with the new realities unfolding in the region.

Aimed at contributing to the changing realities in the region, the Euro Mediterranean Economists Association-­EMEA brings together leading economists and high-­level international and local experts to think for the future of the Euro-­Mediterranean. It serves as a leading independent forum for debate on the political and socio-­economic reforms in the south and east Mediterranean with the aim to promote sustainability, inclusiveness, and regional economic integration. It will strive to contribute to the rethinking of the Euro-­Mediterranean policies in view of the new dynamics of an emerging multi-­polar world.

Goals:

  • To build-up on the activities and deliverables of the Mediterranean Prospects Consortium – MEDPRO
  • To monitor and to contribute to the reform processes in the political, economic and social agendas in the Mediterranean countries post financial crisis and Arab spring;
  • To provide recommendations on new avenues to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth, on the future of regional integration and renewed Euro Mediterranean partnerships and policies;
  • To disseminate new political and socio-economic thinking and views through a regular flow of publications and public events;
  • To provide targeted expertise on areas relevant to the developments of the Mediterranean to international and euro-Mediterranean organisations;
  • To develop a network of excellence of economists and high-level experts in the Euro-Mediterranean.