Project Description


medprookMEDPRO, short for Mediterranean Prospects, involves 17 institutions from throughout the Mediterranean region. At its core, MEDPRO explores the challenges faced by the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region, which is committed to implement ambitious political and economic reforms while at the same time addressing the most pressing social and environmental issues. By considering a wide range of interactions, MEDPRO explores a number of alternative scenarios that can be expected to emerge by 2030 in the region, with a view to laying a sound foundation for future policy on social and economic development, paying special attention, where relevant, to the role and potential contribution of the EU.
The MEDPRO research covers six areas of study that are highly relevant for the socio-economic development of the region:
  • geopolitics and governance;
  • demography, ageing, migration, health and gender issues;
  • sustainable development, management of resources, adaptation to global warming, energy and climate change mitigation;
  • economic development, trade and investment;
  • financial services and capital markets; human capital, education and development of skills.

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*Funded by the European Commission under Socio Economic Science & Humanities

  • Outline a common scenario framework, including possible transitions towards an enlarged and green Euro-Mediterranean Union (Green Transition), co-development and co-ownership of sustainable development of the Mediterranean by the EU and new regional Southern and Eastern Mediterranean entities (Blue Transition), or increasing threats and conflicts (Red Transition)
  • Develop partial foresight analyses for different fields: demography and migration; human capital, education and social protection; energy, environment and climate change; economy and trade.
  • Outline macroeconomic scenarios for the Euro-Mediterranean, based on a general equilibrium framework (GEM-E3-MEDPRO model and data base) adapted to analyze the macroeconomic evolution of the whole area and of the 11 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lybia, Egypt, Israel, Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey)
  • Elaborate policy recommendation for a future EU policy response and cooperation agenda

  • Build a qualitative scenario building, providing a multidisciplinary framework for the elaboration of alternative sectoral and macroeconomic prospects for the Euro-Mediterranean region until 2030.
  • Draft the final policy recommendations to cope with different scenarios of regional integration and cooperation with the EU.

  • CEPS
  • ISIS
  • CASE
  • ICCS
  • ZEW
  • IAI
  • UPM
  • FEEM
  • FEPS
  • MAS institute