FEMISE, Forum Euroméditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Économiques (the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences), is a Euromed network established in Marseille, France in June 2005 as an NGO (under the French Law of 1901), following 8 years of activities. The network gathers more than 100 members of economic research institutes from the North and South of the Mediterranean, representing the 37 partners of the Barcelona Process and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).

FEMISE is coordinated by the Economic Research Forum (ERF), Egypt.


The General Objective is to reinforce dialogue between stakeholders and conduct research on priority  EuroMed issues.

The Specific Objectives are:

1. To conduct policy research and make recommendations with respect to economic relations between Europe and its Mediterranean partners;

2. To communicate and disseminate this research for the benefit of public and private, national and multilateral institutions and;

3. To provide a platform that promotes dialogues between different partners on issues that matter for the region.


FEMISE carries out a large number of activities that include, but are not limited to:

√ Conducting research on issues related to the Euromed partnership, neighbourhood policy and the Union for the Mediterranean

√ Providing platforms for policy dialogues to discuss and debate among stakholders issues of relevance to the EuroMed region

√ Disseminating the results of this research through conferences, workshops, publishing research papers and newsletters

 The Association

FEMISE association is composed of the following entities:

√ A Network (including the General Assembly) that is  composed of more than 95 member institutes from North and South Mediterranean countries (List of Members);

√ A Board of Directors composed of 22 members, 10 representing the 10 Mediterranean partners, 10 representing countries of the European Union and two coordinators (Board of Directors’ list)

√ A Bureau composed of a president (ERF), a treasurer (UAM), a general manager, and a general secretary (the Bureau);

Specialized Committees to facilitate the execution and ensure the quality of FEMISE activities. These include: the Scientific Committee, the Selection Committee, the Refereeing Committee and the Ethics Committee (Members of Committees)