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CIAO DATE: 06/2011

A New Framework for Euro-Med Cooperation on Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Support: The Role of the Union for the Mediterranean

Rym Ayadi, Antonio Fanelli

May 2011

Centre for European Security Studies


In this new policy brief, CEPS Senior Fellow Rym Ayadi and Antonio Fenelli, of the OECD, propose a blueprint for a new framework for micro and medium-sized enterprise development in the context of the ongoing Euro-Mediterranean cooperation with a new role for the Union for the Mediterranean secretariat to reinforce ongoing regional industrial cooperation. These and other issues related to cooperation and investment towards building sustainable industry in the Euro-Mediterranean region will be discussed in Malta in the context of the 8th Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Industrial Cooperation, 11-12 May 2011.