Who we are

EuroMeSCo is the main network of research centres and think tanks in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Founded in 1996, in the aftermath of the Barcelona Declaration, the network currently comprises 104 institutes from 29 European and Southern Mediterranean countries.

Our core missions are:

  • Research: fostering evidence-based and policy-oriented analysis on Euro-Mediterranean politics and policies through joint research programmes.
  • Dialogue: providing a platform for dialogue between researchers from both shores of the Mediterranean, as well as between the members of the network and key stakeholders.
  • Advocacy: boosting the role of think tanks and research institutes in policy-making and strengthening Euro-Mediterranean relations.

EuroMeSCo’s governing bodies are:

  • The General Assembly: comprised of the 83 full members of the network, it decides on the general guidelines for our activities.
  • The Steering Committee: It monitors the activities of the network. It is currently composed of the Academic Secretariar (IEMed) and other 12 institutes: ACPSS (Egypt), ARI (France), CERSS (Morocco), CEMI (Tunisia), CIDOB (Spain), EPC (Belgium), FIIA (Finland), INESG (Algeria), IPC (Turkey), ISPI (Italy), Leonard Davis Institute (Israel) and Pal-Think for Strategic Studies (Palestine).
  • The Academic Secretariat: it coordinates the day-to-day functioning of the network. It is managed by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) since November 2010, based in Barcelona, Spain.

EuroMeSCo: Connecting the Dots



EuroMesCo: Connecting the Dots is a project co-funded by the European Union and the IEMed that is implemented in the framework of the EuroMeSCo network. It contributes to inclusive and evidence-based policy making by fostering research and recommendations in relation with the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) South priorities, with focus on economic development, migration and security.

The project aims to connect the dots between diverse stakeholders as well as between the EU, its Southern Neighbours and the wider region. It develops a range of research, dialogue and dissemination activities in four annual cycles (2020 – 2024). All the activities share an overall commitment to foster youth’s and women’s participation in the Euro-Mediterranean experts’ community.

The IEMed leads the Project Consortium: ACPSS (Egypt), ARI (France), CASE (Poland), CEMI (Tunisia), CIDOB (Spain), EPC (Belgium), FIIA (Finland), ISPI (Italy), Leonard Davis Institute (Israel), Pal-Think for Strategic Studies (Palestine), PCNS (Morocco) and WANA (Jordan).

The Team

The IEMed acts both as the Academic Secretariat of the network and the leader of the EuroMeSCo: Connecting the Dots project. As such, it hosts a young, dynamic and multi-disciplinary team in charge of implementing the activities of the project in close cooperation with the members of the network and the Project Consortium.

The team is led by Emmanuel Cohen-Hadria, Director of the IEMed’s Euro-Mediterranean Policies Department, under the guidance of the IEMed’s General Director Josep Ferré. The day-to-day activities are implemented by Mireia Faro Sarrats (Communications Officer), Ana López Vázquez (Dialogue and Events Officer) and Karina Melkonian (Research Officer). The project also counts on the support of Xavier Aragall Flaqué (Migrations and Euromed Survey’s Officer) and two Junior Research Fellows: Ilaria Guidoni and Justine Belaid.


The membership in the network is open to any research institute or think tank from the Euro-Mediterranean area dealing with security, migrations and economic development 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 the activities of the network are financed in the framework of the project “Connecting the Dots: Research and Policy
Making on Economic Development, Security and Migration in the Southern Neighbourhood and Beyond”, co-funded by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).