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Organised by CEPS, one of Europe’s most independent and reputable think-tanks, Ideas Lab is the most high-profile annual event on policies of the European Union. The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA is a partner of CEPS and one of the sponsors of IdeasLab 2021 which took place online from 31 May to 04 June 2021. During “CEPS IdeasLab 2021 – Seeking ImmUnity: Europe in a post-Covid World” participants debated on a variety of issues from the European Green Deal to Europe’s industrial future and the economic recovery.

 EMEA co-organised the session “EU-Med-Africa relations: a new start?” on 04 June 2021. The session was moderated by Prof. Rym Ayadi, EMEA Founder and President, and Senior Advisor, CEPS, with the participation of Sandra Kramer Director – EU-AU relations, West and East Africa, European Commission, Maria Shaw-Barragan Director, Global Partners Department Operations in Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin American, European Investment Bank, and Christian Kopf Managing Director, Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH.

Closing the discussion, Prof. Rym Ayadi highlighted that “Policy “first”, coherence, co-design and coordination are pillars for a new start of EU-Africa partnership”.

The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA is a Barcelona-based regional think-tank that serves as a leading independent and innovative policy research institution; a forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa; and promoter of actions and initiatives that fulfil objectives of sustainability, inclusiveness, regional integration and prosperity.

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