The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) second Annual Conference took place in Cairo on 6-7 December 2017 and presented the outputs of the second year of EMNES research.
The Conference opened with welcoming addresses from H.E. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform of Egypt, the Vice Dean of Faculty of Economics and Political Science of Cairo University, Mahmoud El Said, and the Scientific Director of EMNES and Founding President of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), Rym Ayadi.
During her opening speech Minister Hala El-Said underlined that “The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) is a very important Network, tackling policy relevant issues for the region”. Responding to the Minister, the Scientific Director of EMNES, Rym Ayadi stated that “EMNES is aligned with Egypt’s priorities.” She also underlined that “Governance and institutional reforms are key in order to tackle the roots of informality and create the conditions for formalisation and growth of micro firms”
EMNES is a network of partners and associate research institutions and think tanks working on the Mediterranean region. EMNES aims to provide a renewed vision for socio-economic development in the Mediterranean region, mainly focusing on job creation, social inclusion, and sustainable development, producing books, studies, scientific and policy papers.