We carry out cooperation and dialogue initiatives bringing both shores of the Mediterranean together for decent, productive and creative lives
Despite clear commonalities and complementarities, the Mediterranean region is characterised by strong disparities in terms of human development and regional integration between the North and South of the basin, as well as among Southern Mediterranean countries. Deficits in human development and mobility, interconnected infrastructures, and barriers to trade affect the stability, prosperity and peace of Mediterranean societies, while hindering the convergence and integration of the countries in the region.
With this programme, the IEMed helps address the socioeconomic development of the region with a human-centred approach, leading to the tangible improvement of the lives of all Mediterranean people.
It also supports political association and economic integration, seeking a growing convergence between the North and South of the Mediterranean basin that would transform the Mediterranean into an area of peace, stability and shared prosperity.
The IEMed’s strategy is to bring together key stakeholders from different backgrounds ‒ public and private ‒ and reach out to decision-makers with spaces for dialogue, research projects and publications, providing evidence of the benefits of greater integration and human development to face the common challenges of today and tomorrow in the Mediterranean.
The aim is to support and implement initiatives and projects focused on the development of promising economic sectors, MSMEs, human capital, human mobility, financial inclusion, decent job creation, digitalisation, and trade and energy, among others.
VI Conference of the Governors of Mediterranean Central Banks. Central Banks at the Frontline of the COVID-19 Crisis: Weathering the Storm, Spurring the Recovery. A View from the Mediterranean Countries
This conference is the sixth edition of a joint initiative that aims at further strengthening links between Central Banks from the Mediterranean region.28 June 2021
Financial Inclusion in a Post-COVID-19 Mediterranean: Challenges and Opportunities
The session aims to address the challenges that this crisis has created for the financial inclusion of people and companies, as well as the opportunities highlighted by the pandemic to reduce financial exclusion in the Mediterranean.9 December 2020
The EU Green Deal in a Post COVID-19 Mediterranean
In the framework of the XVI Annual Conference of the Mediterranean Commission of the European League for Economic Cooperation, experts from the north and south of the Mediterranean speak about the objectives set by the European Green Pact.7 October 2020
Digitizing the Small and Medium-Sized Mediterranean Company – Dialogues of the Mediterranean + 25
This first dialogue discusses how SMEs, which are the backbone of Mediterranean economies, can focus on innovation and digitalisation in a context marked by Covid-19 to reduce costs, gain productivity and competitiveness, and access financing.8 July 2020