25 - 26 October 2021 Euromed Young Researchers Forum 2021
  • 25 - 26 October 2021
  • Barcelona

Green and Digital Transition in the Euro-Mediterranean: Youth Connecting the Dots Across Economic Development, Migration and Security”:

During this year’s Forum, 40 participants from across the Mediterranean and its neighbouring regions will meet in Barcelona to exchange with policy-makers, practitioners and other young experts on key issues in the Euro-Mediterranean area and contribute to policy shaping in the region.

Participants will:

  • Present their research proposals on economic development, migration and security with a green/digital nexus
  • Benefit from capacity building sessions on infographics and how to write a policy brief
  • Access remunerated publishing opportunities: authors of selected Concept Notes will be asked to convert their proposals into Policy Briefs

The Forum count will count on the Lab Board that consists of 5 young researchers from different countries, who were previously involved in our acivities.

Learn more about the event.

Agenda


Wecolme Remarks

25 October 2025 - 09:00 - 09:20

Introduction

09:20 - 09:30
Karina Melkonian EuroMeSCo Research Officer IEMed - European Institute of the Mediterranean

Aligning the twin green and digital transition with the Euro-Mediterranean and neighbouring region’s socio-economic development goals

09:30 - 13:00
Moderator Oumayma Bourhriba Research Assistant Policy Center for the New South
Discussant Manuel Langendorf Researcher on digital Transformation in the MENA region

Foresights for migration in the Euro-Mediterranean and its neighbouring regions: implications of the green and digital transition

09:30 - 13:00
Moderator Alia Fahkry Associate Researchers DGAP - German Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator Žilvinas Švedkauskas PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics University Tübingen
Discussant Federica Zardo Senior Researchers Danube University Krems

A closer look at the complex link between green and digital transition and security in the Euro-Mediterranean and its neighbouring regions

09:30 - 13:00
Moderator Zied Boussen Research Fellow ARI - Arab Reform Iniative
Discussant Katarzyna Sidło Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Practitioner’s Perspective: engage in an open exchange with green/digital practitioners to share ideas and experiences

14:30 - 16:00
speaker Amel Saidane President of Tunisian Startups / Co-founder BetaCube
speaker Carmen Castreras Intellectual Property & Tech Transfer Officer Fusion for Energy
Speaker Enrique Doblas Miranda Research Coordinator CREAF - Center for Ecological and Forestry Applications
Speaker Mercè Boy Roura EU Project Manager BETA Technological Center
moderator Zied Boussen Research Fellow ARI - Arab Reform Iniative
moderator Žilvinas Švedkauskas PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics University of Tübingen

Policy Talks

26 October 2021 - 09:00 - 10:30
Ilias iakovidis Adviser DG Connect, European Commission
Senen Florensa Executive President IEMed - European Insitute of the Mediterranean
Marc Sánchez Deputy Head of Cabinet UfM - Union for the Mediterranean
Michael Donaldson Commissioner for Digital Innovation, e-Government and Good Governance Barcelona City Council

Infographics and Data Visualisations for Research Communication: Effective Knowledge Visualisation and Knowledge Sharing Tools

10:45 - 13:45
Trainer Laura Navarro Story Data
Tariner Eli Vivas StoryData

How to Write Policy Briefs

Trainer Georgeta Vidican Auktor Research Fellow / Professor of Economics DIE – German Development Institute
Trainer Daniela Marzavan Team Marzavan