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IdeasLab 2019 is organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies – CEPS, one of Europe’s most reputable think-tanks, which is currently ranked at the 8th position in Europe and 23rd Worlwide, according to the 2018 Global Go to Think Tank Index. CEPS is a partner of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA and of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies – EMNES.

Ideas Lab is the most high-profile annual event on policies of the EU. It is an annual forum that brings together Europe’s top decision makers and thinkers to discuss the major issues confronting the EU and to explore innovative solutions.  In 2019, the theme will be “Europe’s Choice” and will take place in Brussels, 21-22 February 2019. CEPS IdeasLab is a closed door event for guests and members of CEPS.

As a partner of CEPS the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA is honored to be one of IdeasLab 2019 sponsors and will participate to the event, having a booth at the venue and with a team consisting of the following EMEA members:

  • Rym Ayadi – President EMEA and Director EMNES. Prof. at Cass Business School
  • Carlo Sessa – Research Director and former President of the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems of Rome – EMEA Executive Board
  • Sami Ben Naceur – Deputy Division Chief – International Monetary Fund, EMEA Expert panel
  • Mona Elgarf – Former Chairman of the Egyptian Competition Authority – EMEA Advisory Board
  • Roger Albyniana – Director of Euro-Mediterranean Policies of IEMed
  • Sandra Challita – EMEA Researcher
  • Emanuele Sessa – EMEA Researcher
  • George Christopoulos – EMEA Communication

Furthermore, EMEA President, Prof. Ayadi, will moderate the panel “A new role for the EU in the Mediterranean?”. Participants:

  • Hala Helmy El-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Administrative Reform – Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Ibrahim Saif, Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute
  • Elyes Fakhfakh, Former Minister of Finance and Tourism, Tunisia
  • Michael A. Köhler, Director for EU-Neighbourhood Policy, European Commission
  • Fathallah Sijilmassi, F​ormer Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean

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