I have participated as President of the IPEMED PSC to its annual meeting which took place on 4 and 5 of February 2016, with the presence of Aïcha Belarbi, Mehdi Jomaa, Denis MacShane, Elisabeth Guigou, Joachim Bitterlich, Panagiotis Roumeliotis, Amr El Shobaki, Fatahallah Oualalou, André Azoulay, Eneko Landaburu, Iqbal Gharbi and Jean Louis Guigou.
The PSC mostly reflected upon two topics:
– the assessment of IPEMED 10 years of action.
– the future of the region via an opening towards the South and the implementation of La Verticale.
In addition to the two half-days of exchanges, the Institute hosted at the Quai d’Orsay a dinner followed by a debate on the topic “Going South: why and how?”. 190 political, economic and research leading figures in Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean debated on the future of this region and on the necessity to implement an international Foundation to encourage greater integration.
All the information on IPEMED’s website : www.ipemed.coop