On 1 April Bruegel organised a high-level conference in Rabat, Morocco, in cooperation with the OCP Policy Center. With Europe and the Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) region both seeking routes to sustainable and inclusive growth, the time is ripe to compare perspectives. Across four interactive sessions, participants addressed the key issues facing advanced and emerging economies seven years after the financial crisis.
- Long-term growth strategies for advanced and emerging economies
- Industrial policy - taking stock of post-crisis industries in advanced economies and the evolution of industries in emerging MENA countries
- Rethinking Euro-Mediterranean energy relations
- Youth unemployment in developed and emerging economies
Policy report: Seven years after the crisis: intersecting perspectives
This conference marked the creation of a structured, policy-oriented platform for dialogue between the Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) region and advanced economies. Focusing on economic policies, the platform will discuss long-term growth strategies, industrial policy, energy markets and the cross-cutting theme of youth unemployment. Prominent experts from think tanks, academia policy and business will meet in an interactive intellectual setting to share their perspectives. Most importantly they will generate valuable ideas and proposals, summarised in publications, that will be of use to both participants and interested external stakeholders.