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The Euro-Mediterranean Network of Economic Studies – EMNES policy workshop took place in Piran on 24-26 October 2018, hosted by the Euro-Mediterranean University -EMUNI. The event was organised by CEPS Academy, the educational branch of CEPS, and the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA.

Seminars and group activities focused at finalising the preparation of the policy roadmap of EMNES. In this perspective, selected inputs and presentations by EMNES researchers and its associates were combined with interactive sessions involving the participants to extrapolate policy insights based on the research developed by the Network. The different contributions were integrated to propose a long-term action plan to foster employment creation and inclusiveness in the region.

Among the speakers of the workshop were the following:

  • Prof.  Hamid El-Zoheiry, President of EMUNI University, highlighted the importance of EMNES and the need of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.
  • Prof. Rym Ayadi, Founding President of EMEA and Director of EMNES, analysed the Strategy for the Mediterranean and underlined EMNES next steps.
  • Dr. Carlo Sessa, EMUNI University, discussed Linking the Policy Areas’ work to the Blue Transition Scenario (BTS)
  • Dr. Cinzia Alcidi, Head of the Economic Policy Unit and Willem Pieter De Groen, Head of the Financial Markets and Institutions Unit at CEPS organised the group activity “The Med region and its socio-economic context today and in 2050”.
  • Dr. Sami Ben Naceur, Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund – IMF, analysed the Financial Policies in the MENA region.
  • Dr. Leonidas Paroussos, Managing Director at E3-Modelling, presented via skype the results of the GEM (General Equilibrium Model) results for the Blue Transition Scenario.

At the end of the event, all participants received certificates for their attendance and contribution to the policy workshop.

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