We connect and empower a thriving community of young researchers, and thereby help boost an innovative research agenda on Euromed affairs
The Euromed Young Researchers Lab is a unique opportunity for young researchers and high-level students, younger than 36 years old, enrolled at least on a master’s programme and working on issues related to Euro-Mediterranean relations and policies. By offering several opportunities, this programme helps young professionals to boost their skills and gain recognition and visibility.
Members of the Lab get a chance to publish their work and be remunerated. The publications go through high-standard review and editing processes and are disseminated through robust and broad paper and online channels.
The Lab also includes a comprehensive set of tailored activities which offer young researchers a possibility to improve their skills, connect and network with their peers from both shores of the Mediterranean. Each year, a selected group of them meet in a city of the Euro-Mediterranean region to discuss specific issues of Euro-Mediterranean relations and exchange ideas about how a new generation of researchers can contribute to policy debates, with other relevant stakeholders, including policy-makers.
The Lab is also a springboard for young professionals to gain further exposure in broader circles and participate in other activities, including in the framework of the EuroMeSCo network or other initiatives coordinated by the IEMed, thereby connecting with an even larger community of stakeholders and contributing to the debates.
On a more permanent basis, enrolled young researchers get access to dedicated social networks. Thus, they get a chance to network with their peers and gain access to useful resources for their work, including information on research developments such as conferences and publications as well as policy developments. Furthermore, the programme offers a wide range of useful information on calls, PhD positions, trainings, job openings and other professional opportunities. Lab members may also use those networks to communicate about their own publications and professional achievements.
All in all, the Lab empowers young professionals and especially young female researchers in their respective organisations and way beyond. Thus, it creates a unique opportunity to stakeholders on the receiving end to benefit from fresh and innovative research, in tune with concerns and perspectives of a group that is a key target of Euro-Mediterranean policies and who will determine the future of Euro-Mediterranean relations.
Between Promise and Peril: Digitalised Migration in the Euro-Mediterranean Region
This Policy Brief offers a panorama of European Union (EU) external migration governance vis-à-vis the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and an overview of risks presented by digitised migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region....23 March 2022
The Twin Transition and the Future of Labour Migration in the Mediterranean. Three Assumptions to the Test
This policy brief examines how the EU is undergoing a digital and green transition that will result in the need to reshape the labour markets. It also offers recommendations to policy makers in Europe and its Southern Neighbourhood.22 March 2022
A Look into FinTech’s Role in Digital Transformation and Regional Cooperation in the EU-Mediterranean and Neighbouring Regions
The policy brief draws on examples from diverse regions to demonstrate how FinTech can foster regional cooperation in the Mediterranean and addresses recommendations to agencies and organisations.8 March 2022
Elevating Digital Talent Partnerships between the Southern Neighbourhood and EU13 Countries
This policy brief provides a review of the digital ecosystems in the EU13 countries and identifies opportunities and challenges existing for talent matchmaking with countries of the EU’s southern neighbourhood.1 March 2022
Navigating the Intersection between Mediation and Digital Technology: Opportunities to Strengthen EU Peace Capacities
This policy brief examines how digital technologies are incorporated into EU mediation practices so far, and how the EU can better integrate digital technologies to enhance its peace mediation approach.21 February 2022
Big Data at the Crossroads: Seizing the Potential of Big Data to Guide the Future of EU Migration Policy
This policy brief assesses the opportunities presented by the use of big data to improve the analysis of migration-related phenomena and inform migration and integration policies.15 February 2022