Online edition, 2021

SETTING THE NEW AGENDA FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN IN MOTION

Shaping Post-Covid Euromed Relations

Labelled as “Setting the New Agenda for the Mediterranean in Motion – Shaping Post-Covid Euromed Relations”, this year’s EuroMeSCo Annual Conference will be held online due to the circumstances. This edition will be divided into different tracks, starting with the major event being held on April 15th  at 10.30 (Brussels Time).

The Acting Director General of DG NEAR, Maciej Popowski, will present the Communication, after which a debate will unfold, along the main pillars of the Communication: Human development and good governance; Resilience, prosperity and digital transition; Peace and security; Migration and mobility; Green transition.

This event will kick-off a series of country events to be held in a few Southern neighbourhood countries. They will offer a platform for further discussions on relevant issues of the Communication, and involve mixed groups of representatives from think tanks, academic institutions, civil society organisations, and business community representatives as well as EU officials. 

The conference is organized by EuroMeSCo and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).

SPEAKERS

Majd Al-Naber is the Team Leader and Senior Researcher in the Sustainable Development pillar at West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute. She takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the fields of climate change, food, poverty, gender, culture, water, agriculture and energy from a transboundary dimension. She is a specialist in integrated water resources management and water policy for arid land. She holds a double degree PhD of Philosophy from the Wageningen University, The Netherlands and SupAgro, Montpelier, France.  Her doctoral research investigated the dynamics and governance of groundwater use in the MENA region.

Farah Al Shami is a Research Fellow at the Arab Reform Initiative. Her work focuses on Arab Youth Trajectories in Contexts of Conflict; Social Protection in the Post-Covid19 Era in the Arab Region; and the Role of New Labour Movements in Transitions in Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan and Algeria, among others. She was a Program/s Officer and Junior Researcher at the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), the United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), and the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut (AUB). Previously, her work covered a wide array of economic development, political economy and political sociology topics in the Arab region. 

Tayeb Amegroud is a consultant in energy planning and projects development and a senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. He has 25 years of combined experience in energy projects and investment banking.  He was also the Director in charge of Renewable Projects development, Planning and Strategy at Office National de l’Electricite (ONE) and member of its executive committee. Tayeb’s references include assignments with various international institutions and companies including the World Bank, UNEP, the Moroccan Ministry of Energy and the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture. Prior to that, Tayeb was an Executive Director at Swiss Re in New York and London.