EuroMeSCo network

The EuroMeSCo network, the main network of research centres devoted to politics and security in the Mediterranean, held its Annual Conference and General Assembly on October 8-9th in Milan. The event gathered over 100 participants from 27 Euro-Mediterranean countries, including policy-makers and experts from 75 research institutes on politics and security in the Mediterranean. The General Assembly discussed the activities undertaken by the EuroMeSCo network in the last year, with a special focus on the new EuroMeSCo ENI Project “Euro-Mediterranean Political Research and Dialogue for Inclusive Policymaking Processes and Dissemination through Network Participation”, co-financed by the European Commission and the IEMed. It also approved the Work Plan for 2015 and the Annual Report. CEPS will retain its status as an observer in the EuroMeSCo network. The Annual Conference "Reviewing the Euro-Mediterranean Relations” analysed the relations between the EU and the Southern Mediterranean partner countries in the changing geopolitical order. CEPS researcher Guillaume Van der Loo presented a paper on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTAs) that the EU is currently negotiating with Morocco and Tunisia.