The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA, represented by its Founder and President, Prof. Rym Ayadi, and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM), represented by Delphine Frappier – Secrétaire général, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose of enhancing collaboration on the Euro-Mediterranean and African ecosystems, enhance expert knowledge in the regions and support transparent, inclusive social and economic development with a particular emphasis on expertise, sharing of knowledge, co-funding and dissemination to support a transformation towards a transparent, sustainable transition in the Mediterranean and Africa.
In this sense, the Parties will cooperate where and when feasible and appropriate, aiming at maximising bilateral and multilateral Euro-Mediterranean and Euro-African cooperation from a global and sustainable perspective.
The Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association – EMEA is a Barcelona-based regional think-tank that serves as a leading independent and innovative policy research institution; a forum for debate on the political and socio-economic reforms in Mediterranean and Africa; and promoter of actions and initiatives that fulfil objectives of sustainability, inclusiveness, regional integration and prosperity.
The Centre Scientifique de Monaco was founded in 1960 by Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in order to provide the Principality with the means to conduct scientific research. Additionally, the CSM was aimed to support activities of governmental organizations and international agencies aimed at protection and conservation of marine life. In 2008, the CSM was given new missions by HSH Prince Albert II. The CSM is now also responsible for encouraging and promoting biomedical research in the Principality. The Center has a large international attractiveness with more than 70 employees coming from 15 different countries.