Director for EU-Neighbourhood Policy, European Commission
All Sessions by Michael A. Köhler
22 February 2019
A new role for the EU in the Mediterranean?
09:15 - 10:30
Back in 1995, the EU signed an ambitious agreement to promote regional cooperation with its South Mediterranean neighbours. After some initial progress, the cooperation process appeared unable to meet expectations in terms of growth and development. Both shores of the Mediterranean suffer from slow growth and high unemployment rates, especially among the youth. Should the EU kickstart its engagement in the region? What cooperation is necessary to foster job creation? How can we create opportunities for youth in the region? What role for education?
This session is organised in the context of EMNES - Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies.