Maria Helena de Felipe, The Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)’s President has been elected, last 15th March, chairwoman of EU-Euromed follow up Committee, in the Group of Employers, of the Economic and Social European Committee (European Economic and Social Committee).
The Euromed Follow-up Committee is made up of 12 members who meet on a regular basis. Besides monitoring the situation in the region from the viewpoint of civil society, the Committee focuses on the European Neighbourhood Policy, the EU’s work in the Mediterranean region and their impact on the cooperation between the EU and its partner countries.
It also organises the yearly Euromed Summits, which bring together the Economic and Social Councils (ESCs) and civil society representatives and similar institutions in the EU and its partner countries. It publishes reports on topical issues that are subsequently presented to a large number of civil society representatives during these annual summits.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.