Setting the New Agenda for the New Mediterranean in Motion

15 April 2021 | Conference | IEMed
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The EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2021 “Setting the New Agenda for the Mediterranean in Motion – Shaping Post-Covid Euromed Relations” takes place on 15 April at 10h30 (Brussels time) and will gather hundreds of participants around the Mediterranean. With this event, EuroMeSCo intends to actively contribute to the reflection over rolling out the new agenda for the Mediterranean, a few weeks after the release of the EU Joint Communication on the Renewed Partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood.

The Acting Director General of DG NEAR, Maciej Popowski, presents the Communication, after which a debate unfolds, along the main pillars of the Communication:

  • Human development and good governance
  • Resilience, prosperity and digital transition.
  • Migration and mobility
  • Green transition

This event kicks off a series of country events to be held in the coming months in a few Southern neighbourhood countries. They offer a platform for further discussions on relevant issues of communication and involve mixed groups of representatives from think tanks, academic institutions, civil society organisations, and business community representatives as well as EU officials.



Senén Florensa

President of the Executive Committee of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). President of the General Assembly of EuroMeSCo IEMed

Maciej Popowski

Acting Director-General, Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), European Commission European Comission

Koert Debeuf

Editor in Chief, EU Observer European Union

Marc Antoine Eyl- Mazzega

Director, Center for Energy Center for Energy, French Institute of International Relations
Tayeb Ameground

Tayeb Ameground

Senior Fellow Policy Center for the New South

Majd Al-Naber

Team Leader and Senior Researcher West Asia-North Africa Institute

Katarzyna Sidlo

Director of The Middle East and North Africa Department Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

Amel Saidane

President of TunisianStartups, Co-founder of BetaCube

Farah Al Shami

Research Fellow, Beirut Arab Reform Initiative

Paolo Magri

Executive Vice President Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Sara Benjelloun

Migrations Research Associate, PACTE Social Science Research Center, Université Grenoble Alpes, Sciences Po Grenoble and the French National Centre for Scientific Research French National Centre for Scientific Research

Jan Schneider

Head of Research Unit Expert Council on Migration and Integration

Gamal Soltan

Senior Research Fellow Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies

Arkan El-Seblani

Head of the Regional Team on Anti-corruption and Integrity in the Arab countries UNDP

Markus Loewe

Senior Researcher, Transformation of Economic and Social Systems Programme German Development Institute

Henrike Trautmann

Acting Director, Neighbourhood South, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations DG NEAR, European Commission

Josep Ferré

Director-General IEMed