Euromed University presents in Barcelona during the EIBMED 2023 edition conference

Miscellaneous announcements

Representing the Euromed University of Fez, Pr. Hafsa El Bekri, teacher-researcher at the Euromed Business School of the UEMF and co-director of the Research Institute for European, Mediterranean, and African Studies (RIEMAS) went to Barcelona to participate at the EIB MED conference, which took place on July 10, 2023. This event was organized by EIB Global in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean. During this conference Pr. El Bekri shared an interview with HE Ambassador Senén Florensa - President of the European Institute of the Mediterranean.

This edition of the EIB MED conference brought together several governmental, commercial, banking and political partners from the Mediterranean region. In his intervention, Pr. Hafsa El Bekri highlighted three key messages relating, firstly, to the need for Nearshoring to bridge the regional integration gap in the Euro Med region. Then it marked the untapped potential of southern Mediterranean companies and the requirements for value chain design in the EuroMed region. As a conclusion to her intervention, she addressed the need, for the southern shore of the Mediterranean and African countries by extension, to construct their own narrative on climate change in order to avoid a sort of compromise between obtaining European EIB funds or the search for new partners with a more permissive approach.

This conference was an excellent opportunity to discuss new ways to revive the economy in the southern Mediterranean region and to discuss the cause of the energy shock which is of particular concern recently.