Barcelona Plus: Towards a Euro-Mediterranean Community of Democratic States

April 2005


On 30th November, in The Hague, Euro-Mediterranean Ministers “agreed that a comprehensive review, prepared by Senior Officials of the Barcelona Process should be submitted to Ministers in Luxembourg for approval; this should provide the basis for decisions on the future of the process. In that respect the two Euro-Mediterranean independent networks of research organisations, EuroMeSCo and FEMISE, were requested to contribute to the review of the Barcelona Process. Other independent actors and non-governmental organisations should also feel free to make their own submissions. These contributions will be the subject of discussion by Senior Officials.”

In view of this decision, EuroMeSCo prepared a report with an assessment of the ten years of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP), as well as a series of recommendations for building Barcelona Plus based on the good practices of the Partnership.

This report was co-ordinated by Álvaro de Vasconcelos with a drafting committee composed of Roberto Aliboni, Volker Perthes and Abdalah Saaf. The drafting committee based its work on contributions from Muriel Asseburg, Gemma Aubarell, Bettina Huber, Emily Landau, Erwan Lannon, Azzam Mahjoub, Luis Martinez, Gema Martín Muñoz, Noémia Pizarro, Mark Schade-Poulsen, Mohamed Kadry Said, Dorothée Schmid, Gamal Soltan and Catherine Wihtol de Wenden.


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