Who we are

Founded in 1996, EuroMeSCo (the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission) is the main network of research centres on politics and security in the Mediterranean, striving at building a community of research institutes and think tanks committed to strengthening Euro-Mediterranean relations. EuroMeSCo consistently ranks among the top 10 think tank networks in the world in the Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.


The network currently comprises 104 institutes from 29 countries in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Our Core Missions


EuroMeSCo is fostering influential analysis and reflection on Euro-Mediterranean politics and policies through joint research programmes involving EuroMeSCo institutes and researchers, and through its publications: EuroMeSCo Joint Policy Studies, EuroMeSCo Papers and EuroMeSCo Policy Briefs and Recommendations.


Through numerous activities, such as Annual Conference, Dialogue Workshops and seminars, EuroMeSCo provides a platform for dialogue between the researchers from the network, experts and key stakeholders to discuss and debate the key trends and challenges on the region´s agenda.


EuroMeSCo aims at increasing the influence of think tanks and research institutes and actively contribute to policy shaping. In order to achieve that, the research outputs of the network and its members are widely distributed among experts and national, European and international institutions linked to Euro-Mediterranean relations through presentations, formal and informal meetings with policy makers, website, newsletter and targeted institutional dissemination.

Our governing bodies

The General Assembly

Comprised of 83 full members of the network, it decides on the general guidelines for EuroMeSCo activities.

The Steering Committee

Composed of 12 institutes, in addition to the Academic Secretariat (IEMed). Its main mission is to monitor regular activities of the network. The Steering Committee is currently composed of: ACPSS (Egypt), ARI (France), CIDOB (Spain), CERSS (Morocco), CEMI (Tunisia), EPC (Belgium), FIIA (Finland), INESG (Algeria), IPC (Turkey), ISPI (Italy), Leonard Davis Institute (Israel), Pal-Think for Strategic Studies (Palestine).

The Academic Secretariat

It coordinates the day-to-day functioning of the network. The EuroMeSCo Academic Secretariat is currently managed by the IEMed (European Institute of the Mediterranean), based in Barcelona, Spain.


The membership in the network is open to any research institute or think tank from the Euro-Mediterranean area dealing with politics and security in the Mediterranean. The membership is free of charge. For further information on the application process, please contact us at euromesco@iemed.org

Part of activities of the network are financed in the framework of the project “Euro-Mediterranean Political Research and Dialogue for Inclusive Policymaking Processes and Dissemination through Network Participation”, co-funded by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean.