VI Barcelona Euromed Forum

27 June 2013- 28 June 2013 | Conference | English | Palau Centelles

The lack of job prospects and inclusive economic growth largely explain the revolts and changes brought about by the Arab Spring. More than two years later, the countries on the southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean have not yet received the reforms that will meet the demands of citizens who expected immediate improvements in their lives and who see, instead, the worsening of unemployment and the economic situation.
To discuss the urgent reforms in social policies and inclusive economic growth in the countries of the area, the IEMed is organizing a new edition of the Barcelona Euromed Forum at the Palau Centelles in the Catalan capital.
The forum brings together in Barcelona thirty experts from think-tanks and research centers, as well as government officials in economics and social policies from Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Morocco, and representatives of employers and unions in these countries. The forum is also attended by representatives of institutions that co-organize the forum with the IEMed, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.
Four plenary sessions address social protection, the importance of social dialogue during transitions, the need for labor market reforms and the fight against corruption and the promotion of transparency.

The Barcelona Euromed Forum is a project funded by the European Union.