The EMNES Steering Committee (SC) is composed of the members of the EMNES coordinating team, the administrative and scientific leaders of the partners’ (beneficiary) institutions and the scientific leaders of the EMNES research areas. The mandate of the SC is to ensure that the scientific program of EMNES is carried out according to agreed and signed work plan, approve the scientific and financial reports, evaluate outputs of the research areas, implement corrective measures and ensure communication between beneficiary members and associates.
EMNES Coordinating Team
EMNES Scientific Coordinator
Rym Ayadi is a Professor of International Business and Finance and Founding Director of the International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance (IRCCF) at HEC Montreal Business School in Canada. She is Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, City University of London. She is Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) in Slovenia. She is President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association established in Barcelona since 2012 to contribute to the future of political and socio-economic model in the South Mediterranean region post Arab Spring.Read More
She is expert member of several high-level expert groups in the European Commission, external advisor to the European Parliament (Economic and Financial Committee and Committee on Foreign Affairs)), Mediterranean Assembly of the Mediterranean and the Union for the Mediterranean and invited expert in international organisations (e.g. IMF, OECD and others).
She was Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Financial Institutions Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels (Between 2001 and 2014). She served as an academic senior expert member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) Stakeholder Group (Between 2011 and 2013). She was the director of the Mediterranean Prospects Research Network (MEDPRO) http://www.medpro-foresight.eu, an international research network for foresight analysis in the Euro-Mediterranean region (Between 2009 and 2013) funded by the Seventh Framework Program of the EU.
She was also Vice President of the European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN), a European network that promotes mutual learning on financial inclusion.
She authors several books and scholarly articles on her areas of expertise and is member of several editorial boards.
Rym Ayadi holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from University Paris Dauphine.
EMNES Administrative Coordinator
Dr. Cinzia Alcidi is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Economic Policy Unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels and LUISS- School of European Political Economy- research fellow.
Prior to joining CEPS, she worked at International Labour Office in Geneva and she taught International Economics at University of Perugia (Italy). Her research activity includes international economics, macroeconomics, central banking and EU governance.Read More
She holds a Ph.D. degree in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland).
EMNES Partners’ Members
Dr. Nooh Alshyab is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of Yarmouk University (Jordan) since September 2012. Between 2013 and 2015 he served as Head of Economic Department. Before joining Yarmouk University, he worked at the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. From 2004 to 2012, he was appointed Head of Economic and Investment Desk at the Jordan Embassy in Berlin.Read More
Ahmed Badawi is a senior researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Free University of Berlin, he holds a PhD in Political Science from Humboldt University and an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.Read More
Cilja Harders is the director of the “Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics” at the Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Sciences at Freie Universität Berlin and has held this position since 2007. She has extensive research experience in the Middle East with a focus on Egypt since 1992.Read More
She is the speaker of “Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe”, a joint post-doc program of Wissenschaftkolleg, Thyssen-Foundation, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie and serves at the board of this post-doc program. Cilja Harders is currently co-directing a project on “Political participation, emotion, affect, and transformation. The cases of “Tahrir” and “Taksim” in the framework of the German research Council (DFG)-funded research Centre “Affective Societies” (DFG, 2015-2019). She is co-directing a project “Challenges and Transformations in the Wake of the Arab Spring” with Cairo University funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, 2012-2015). Cilja Harders served as an independent expert in the DG Research SSH Foresight activity on Euro-Mediterranean relations in 2010. In EMNES, she is co-leading the Research Area on institutions, institutional reforms, economic development and social justice.
Bounou Salim is Professor at the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes, in charge of Cooperation & International Relations. He graduated from Laval University (Canada) with a Master and Ph.D. of Science. He started as Professor-Researcher then as Technology Transfer Manager at Sherbrooke and Laval Universities. He also served as Director at Gestion SOcPRA INC. (Sherbrooke University-Valorization and commercialization Society).Read More
Mohamed Goaied is a Professor of Economics and Statistics at the college of Business and Economics, at Qatar University and IHEC, University of Carthage in Tunis. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from University of Dijon, France. He has carried out research and consulting activities in the field of Development economicsRead More
Dr. Mohamed Marzak is Professor and Adviser to the President of UEMF. In 2013, he was coordinating the research team ‘Industrialization and Competitiveness in Morocco’ at the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies in Morocco. Member of the National Reflection Committee on Professional Degree Programs (Rabat, Morocco).Read More
Jamel Trabelsi is currently Director of the Research Laboratory in Applied Economics and Finance, University of Carthage Tunisia. He is Professor of business economics and econometrics at the University of Strasbourg and IHEC Carthage. He holds a PhD in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics at the High Studies School in Social Sciences (EHESS Paris) in 1993.Read More
Chahir Zaki is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. In this position, Chahir teaches and conducts research on trade policy and macroeconomics. He is also a part-time economist at the Economic Research Forum (Cairo, Egypt) and a consultant for the World Bank and the International Trade Center (UNCTAD-WTO, Geneva).Read More
Sanaa Zebakh has an agronomist background. She acted for more than 10 years as responsible of UE –Moroccan S&T cooperation within the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education and Research. She was in charge of implementing the first Moroccan National Contact Point (NCP) in 2005; and the thematic NCP’s in 2010.Read More
Habib Zitouna is the General Director of the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies (ITCEQ) part of the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation. He is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Nabeul, member of the Research Unit MASE (University of Carthage), and General Secretary of the Tunisian Association of Economists (ASECTU).Read More