The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies - EMNES, the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association - EMEA, and the Centre for European Policy Studies CEPS, organised the lunch time meeting event "How important is the Southern neighborhood for the future of Europe?", which took place on 14 November at CEPS, in Brussels, Belgium.
Fathallah Sijilmassi, former SG of the Union for the Mediterranean and member of EMNES Advisory board, Michael Koehler, Deputy Director General, EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid - ECHO and Prof. Rym Ayadi Director of EMNES and President of EMEA, shared their views on how to look at the future of the region and the Euro-Med relations in a strategic and constructive way.
The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is one of the most experienced and authoritative think tanks in the EU today. For four consecutive years, CEPS has been ranked among the world’s top ten think tanks (outside the US). CEPS’ most distinguishing feature lies in its strong in-house research capacity, complemented by an extensive network of partner institutes and research associates throughout the world.
The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is a network of partners and associates research institutions and think tanks working on socio-economics in the Euro-Mediterranean. The EMNES project is co-funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA and the European Commission.