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