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Amman, 17-19 October 2012 – Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions

17/10/2012
 
Sami Andoura, Senior Research Fellow at Notre Europe - Jacques Delors Institute, speaks at the 2012 Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions in order to adress the issue of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation over an industrial energy policy.

In accordance with the decision

taken at the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference in Barcelona in

November 1995, the Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions

of the European Union and the Euromed partner countries have regularly

held Summits since 1995.

These Summits bring together some 150-200 participants from a range of

economic and social councils, or similar institutions, representatives

of employers, trade unions, other economic and social interests groups

and NGOs from all the countries which are members of the Union for the

Mediterranean (Albania ,Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt,

Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco,

the Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and the European

Union member states).

The aim of these meetings is to promote greater understanding of the

main issues affecting organised civil society in the Euromed region and

to enhance mutual awareness of economic and social realities.

The 2012 Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and Social Councils and

Similar Institutions is co-organised by the European Economic and Social

Committee (EESC) and the Economic and Social Council of Jordan. The

event is co-financed by the European Commission.

The Summit will focus on key challenges affecting the countries of the

region, especially those that are currently in a process of political,

economic and social transition, and the role that civil society can play

in meeting those challenges.

The full programme and other relevant documents can be downloaded on the EESC’s website.

The Power Point Presentation of Sami Andoura on “The economic development challenge and the role of the Ufm: industrial policy and the energy sector” can be downloaded here above.