About EMANES

The EU-Mediterranean and African Network for Economic Studies (EMANES) is a collaborative and innovative regional network of 34 economic and policy research institutions and think tanks from 18 countries in Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa, working towards a renewed vision for socio-economic development that brings prosperity, sustainability, inclusion and resilience.

EMANES, formerly EMNES, was founded in 2014 with the financial support of the European Union under Grant Contract no. ENPI/2014/354-488 (2014-2019). As of January 2020, EMANES is coordinated and funded by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association.

 

What is the role of an Associate Member?

EMANES Associate Members are economic and policy research institutions and think tanks with recognized records of accomplishment in terms of independence, excellence and knowledge on Euro-Mediterranean and African affairs.

Associate Members contribute to:

  • EMANES publications (including working papers, policy papers and studies);
  • EMANES scientific meetings, workshops, annual conferences and webinars.

 

Why to join?

Associate Members have access to:

  • A large network of economic and policy research institutions;
  • Regular updates on both network activities and latest developments in the region;
  • EMANES Scientific and Policy workshops to provide substantial contribution to the discussion with renowned economists, academics, experts and relevant policy-makers;
  • EMANES databases and previous research;
  • EMANES and EMEA fellowships and prizes (*fellowships calls are published once a year; ** prizes are awarded during EMANES annual conferences);
  • Become a Member of the EMANES Steering Committee.

 

How to join?

Economic and policy research institutions, as well as research centres, think tanks and higher education institutions from any country in the world can join EMANES as an Associate Member, provided that their research and academic activities are aligned with the network’s mission and research areas.

In order to become an EMANES Associate Member, the institution must fill in and submit the Accession Form together with an official letter signed by the legal representative explaining how the institution will contribute to EMANES. The application should be sent to info@emanes.org.

Both the Accession Form and the official letter will be assessed by the Coordination Unit electronically and the decision will be communicated to the contact person (as per Accession Form) in writing.

Once the institution has been approved as Associate Member, it has the opportunity to apply for full membership by complying with the following criteria:

  • A submission of at least 2 working papers per year that are accepted to be published as EMANES Working Paper;
  • At least 1 policy paper submitted and published per year;
  • At least 1 joint conference proceeding where EMANES research is represented;
  • At least 3 researchers on behalf of the institution actively involved in research and in regular EMANES meetings, workshops and conferences (online or face-to-face).

 

What is the role of a Member of the EMANES Steering Committee?

EMANES SC Members are economic and policy research institutions and think tanks performing socio-economic analyses on the Euro-Mediterranean region and Africa. Members of the SC are actively involved and contribute to all network activities, including:

  • Conducting surveys and specific consultations with stakeholders in the region for research purposes;
  • Data collection and analysis;
  • Elaboration of working papers, studies and policy papers;
  • Participation in academic and policy conferences and other relevant events in representation of the network;
  • Participation and active contribution to webinars and working sessions;
  • Publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals.

 

Why to join?

Members of EMANES have access to:

  • A large network of economic and policy research institutions;
  • Regular updates on both network activities and latest developments in the region;
  • New initiatives and projects where the network is represented;
  • New research opportunities for their academic and research staff (including publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals);
  • EMANES Academy mainly addressing young and early-stage career academic and researchers, offering multidisciplinary and peer-to-peer transfer of know-how and exchange of best practices;
  • Increased and regular policy dialogue with local, regional and international policy- and decision-makers in order to contribute actively to evidence-based decision- and policy-making;
  • Increased visibility of their research activities contributing to the network.

 

How to join?

Economic and policy research institutions, as well as research centres, think tanks and higher education institutions from any country in the world can join EMANES as SC Member, provided that their research and academic activities are aligned with the network’s mission and research areas.

In order to become an EMANES SC Member, an institution must first join EMANES as an Associate.

After one year, the Steering Committee will evaluate the performance of the Associate and, if positive, invite the Associate to submit its letter of intent to become a Full Member. Once the letter of intent is signed by both parties, the Associate institution and EMANES, its full membership becomes effective.

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