V Euro-Mediterranean Energy Forum

24 October 2011- 26 October 2011. From 18:00 | Conference | Barcelona

The Mediterranean region is a unique geostrategic area. It includes countries with widely ranging cultures, different political systems and specific energy structures. However, they all seek to develop their economy and achieve the prosperity of their citizens.

Energy plays a vital role in this area. Energy and economic development represent a recurrent binomial which has become increasingly important since the industrial revolution. Ensuring an energy supply which is reliable, competitive and sustainable in time is therefore an essential priority for achieving social welfare.

This fifth edition of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Forum is planned with a view to consolidate the regional meeting between energy producing and consuming countries and companies to discuss these issues, favoring the development of cooperation of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean coastal countries with European Union (EU) countries, at a particularly significant moment in time.

With the support of the Government of Catalunya, organised by the Spanish Energy Club (Enerclub) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), with the collaboration of international institutions, associations and organisations such as the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, the Spanish Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, the MENA/OECD Investment Programme Energy Task Force and the Mediterranean Energy Observatory (OME), this Forum makes of Barcelona the Euro-Mediterranean energy capital.