Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies

Project objectives

The EMNES project has been carefully designed to contribute to the general objective of reinforcing dialogue and promoting socio-economic research and studies in priority themes of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, particularly focusing on employment creation and social inclusion, especially among the youth. It is also designed to ensure the dissemination of the results of these studies and research to civil society and socio-economic policy makers.

A main objective of the EMNES network is to increase the capacity of research institutions and think-tanks on both shores of the Mediterranean in measuring and analysing trends and challenges in the region due to synergy effects especially fuelled through collaborative research, joint publications, scientific meetings, annual conferences, workshops, and the publication of policy briefs, annual reports and books. Whilst the Northern partners contribute with analytical tools and research methods, the Southern institutes contribute with policy-relevant facts, primary data, and knowledge, experience and dissemination on the ground.

Expected results

The results expected from our action are to allow younger generation of researchers yet experts in their fields to provide policy makers with a renewed vision for socio-economic development in the south Mediterranean countries, mainly focusing on employment creation, social inclusion, and sustainable development.

Project activities

The project foresees research activities (at least thirty studies and surveys), dissemination through the organization of annual conferences, and workshop meetings to bring together leading researchers and emerging scholars, policy makers and representatives of the civil society to discuss and debate optimal policies for the future of their region.

Project partners


  • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Belgium


  • Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Slovenia
  • Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS), Egypt
  • Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II (IAV), Morocco
  • Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Carthage (IHEC), Tunisia
  • Institut Tunisien de la Compétitivité et des Etudes Quantitatives (ITCEQ), Tunisia
  • Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF), Morocco
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Centre for Middle Eastern and North African Politics (C-MENAP), Germany
  • Yarmouk University, Economics Department (YU), Jordan


Overall budget: 2.452.043 EUR

EU contribution: 1.993.323 EUR


36 months, March 2015 – February 2018

Applicant contact

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Place du Congrès 1
1000 Brussels
web: www.ceps.eu
mail: info@ceps.si

Scientific coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Rym Ayadi

mail: rym.ayadi@emuni.si

EMNES website: http://emnes.org/