The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – EMNES aims to provide a renewed vision for socio-economic development in the Mediterranean region, mainly focusing on employment creation, social inclusion, and sustainable development.

EMNES areas of research include the role of institutions, private sector and micro, small and medium sized enterprises and employment creation, role of education, skill mismatch and migration, finance, regulation and the real economy and regional integration.

EMNES will produce reports, scientific and policy papers and will disseminate through the organization of annual conferences, and workshop meetings bringing together leading researchers, academics, policy makers and representatives of the civil society to discuss and debate optimal policies for the future of the region.

EMNES is built on four core principles: independence, excellence, policy relevance and deep knowledge on Euro-Mediterranean affairs.

EMNES is a network of partners and associates research institutions and think tanks working on the Euro-Mediterranean region: 


Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Belgium)
Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) (Slovenia)
Frei University of Berlin (FUB) (Germany)
Institut Tunisien de la Compétitivité et des Etudes Quantitatives (ITCEQ) (Tunisia)
Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (IHEC) (Tunisia)
Euro-Mediterranean University of Fés (UEMF) (Morocco)
Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV) (Morocco)
University of Cairo- Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS) (Egypt)
Yarmook University (YU)(Jordan)


Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), (Spain)
Forum for Euro-Mediterranean Innovation in Action (FEMIA) (FRANCE)
Institute of Computers and Communications Systems – E3M lab, National Technical University of Athens (ICCS) (Greece)
Istanbul Policy Center – Sabanci University (IPC) (Turkey)
Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISINNOVA) (ITALY)
University of Barcelona Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (UB-AQR) (Spain)
Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes – Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) (CIHEAM) (Italy)
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy
International Institute for Cooperatives Alfonse & Dorimene DesJardins at HEC Montreal (Canada)

EMNES funding: European Commission and EMNES partners.