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The webinar discussed the process of regional integration in the Euro-Mediterranean and Africa prior and during the COVID-19 period and informed on future prospects. The event was organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and took place on 08 October 2020.

Moderator: Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA)

Speakers:

  • Edward K. Brown, Senior Director, Research and Policy Engagement, African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)
  • Mariarosa Lunati, Senior Advisor, Global Relations Secretariat, OECD
  • Hans Stausboll, Head of Unit, East and Horn of Africa, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
  • H.E. Sena Siaw-Boateng, Ambassador & Head of Mission, The Kingdom of Belgium, The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, The European Union.

Discussant: Chahir Zaki, Associate Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University and EMNES.

Closing the event Prof. Rym Ayadi, highlighted that “Regional integration models between Europe Mediterranean & Africa must be centered on building regional value chains & enhancing attractiveness of countries & growing sectors”.

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