The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association builds on the collaborative research network MEDPRO that brought together leading economists and experts in the Euro-Mediterranean, funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program and led by EMEA founder Professor Rym Ayadi from 2010 to 2014.
The research and recommendations of MEDPRO served as the basis for EMEA to conduct its activities. It builds on MEDPRO network of experts and partners and expands it. It develops new scientific concepts and projects towards the sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development of the region.
EMEA was formally launched at the MEDPRO Final Conference in Brussels in February 2013.