Tunisia is hosting, December 15-17, the 1st annual conference of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES), with the participation of eminent Tunisian and foreign specialists and economists.
The conference offers the opportunity to discuss several socio-economic issues at the euro-Mediterranean level including the institutional quality, the labour and financial markets, the private sector development, the Euro-Mediterranean integration, etc.
This first conference is an occasion to present the results of the studies conducted by some research groups and discuss the socio-economic policies adopted in the region, Director General of the Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies (French: ITCEQ) and member of the network Habib Zitouna said.
“Our goal is to narrow the divide between the economic analysis on the one hand and the Euro-Mediterranean economic policies on the other; with a view to developing economic policy documents to ensure a new inclusive socio-economic model,” he pointed out.
According to him, the EMNES is a new network launched 18 months ago which gathers nine research institutions including 3 European (Belgium, Germany and Slovenia) and 6 from the Mediterranean south (2 from Tunisia—ITCEQ and IHEC), 2 from Morocco, 1 from Egypt and 1 from Jordan).
The network endeavours to provide a new vision for the socio-economic development in southern Mediterranean countries by supporting and widening economic research, studies and dialogue.
A main objective of the EMNES network is to increase the capacity of research institutions and think-tanks on both shores of the Mediterranean in measuring and analysing trends and challenges in the region.
The Tunisian Institute of Competitiveness and Quantitative Studies is created in 1973 and it is a public establishment of non administrative nature under the tutelage of Ministry of Development Investment and International Cooperation.
The Institute carries out economic studies on behalf of public and private organizations. In recent years, the Institute has focused on the following areas of expertise: Competitiveness, Knowledge economy, Productivity, Regional development, financing of the economy, Integration of the economy, Foreign trade, Taxation...
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