AGENDA

10:30-10:35

WELCOMING WORDS

FLORENSA, Senén. President of the Executive Committee of the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed). President of the General Assembly of EuroMeSCo

10:35-10:50

OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE JOINT COMMUNICATION

POPOWSKI, Maciej. Acting Director-General, Directorate General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), European Commission

MODERATOR

DEBEUF, Koert. Editor in Chief, EU Observer

10:50-11:15

GREEN TRANSITION: CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

An overview

EYL-MAZZEGA, Marc Antoine. Director, Center for Energy, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

Issues in focus

Boosting sustainable investments: a key to the green transition

AMEGROUD, Tayeb. Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South (PCNS)

 

Promoting green transition and fighting climate change: it all starts with local communities

AL-NABER, Majd. Team Leader and Senior Researcher. West Asia-North Africa Institute (WANA)

Chat with the audience

11:15-11:40

STRENGTHEN RESILIENCE, BUILD PROSPERITY AND SEIZE THE DIGITAL TRANSITION

An overview

SIDLO, Katarzyna. Director of The Middle East and North Africa Department, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

Issues in focus

Digital Transformation in the Southern Neighbourhood

SAIDANE, Amel. President of TunisianStartups, Co-founder of BetaCube

 

Promoting investments to boost inclusive and sustainable economies

AL SHAMI, Farah. Research Fellow, Beirut, Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)

Chat with the audience

11:40-12:05

MIGRATION AND MOBILITY

An overview

MAGRI, Paolo. Executive Vice President, Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Issues in focus

The potential for South-South and triangular cooperation in the field of migration and mobility and what the EU can do about it

BENJELLOUN, Sara. Migrations Research Associate, PACTE Social Science Research Center, Université Grenoble Alpes, Sciences Po Grenoble and the French National Centre for Scientific Research

 

A renewed focus on legal pathways in migration partnerships: what can be done?

SCHNEIDER, Jan. Head of Research Unit, the Expert Council on Migration and Integration (SVR)

Chat with the audience

12:05-12:30

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE RULE OF LAW

An overview

SOLTAN, Gamal. Senior Research Fellow, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS)

Issues in focus

Anti-corruption as a pathway to peace and development

EL-SEBLANI, Arkan. Head of the Regional Team on Anti-corruption and Integrity in the Arab countries, UNDP

 

Towards a more “social” and inclusive ENP? How about supporting the upgrade of social protection systems?

LOEWE, Markus. Senior Researcher, Transformation of Economic and Social Systems, German Development Institute (DIE)

Chat with the audience

12:30-12:45

CLOSING WORDS

Next steps towards the New Agenda. Implementing the joint communication

TRAUTMANN, Henrike. Acting Director, Neighbourhood South, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, DG NEAR B2, European Commission

 

An inclusive and operational contribution: kicking off the country debates

FERRÉ, Josep. Director General, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)