Network of networks / Association

European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

Member since 13.04.2016

Country

Spain

Mission and objectives

The European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), founded in 1989, is a consortium comprising the Catalan Government, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Barcelona City Council. It incorporates civil society through its Board of Trustees and its Advisory Council formed by Mediterranean universities, companies, organisations and personalities of renowned prestige.
In accordance with the principles of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership's Barcelona Process, and today with the objectives of the Union for the Mediterranean the aim of the IEMed is to foster actions and projects which contribute to mutual understanding, exchange and cooperation between the different Mediterranean countries, societies and cultures as well as to promote the progressive construction of a space of peace and stability, shared prosperity and dialogue between cultures and civilisations in the Mediterranean.
Adopting a clear role as a think tank specialised in Mediterranean relations based on a multidisciplinary and networking approach, the IEMed encourages analysis, understanding and cooperation through the organisation of seminars, research projects, debates, conferences and publications, in addition to a broad cultural programme.
As a think tank and a key player in the mobilization of civil society, the IEMed conducts a regular follow up of the main themes of the political agenda on gender equality and women's rights. Thus, the IEMed has been involved in the preparation of a framework document for the First Euro-Mediterranean ministerial conference on strengthening the role of women in society, held in Istanbul in 2006: “Culture and Communication. Key factors for Changing Mentalities and Societies”.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

As a think tank and a key player in the mobilization of civil society, the IEMed conducts a regular follow up of the main themes of the political agenda on gender equality and women's rights. Thus, the IEMed has been involved in the preparation of a framework document for the First Euro-Mediterranean ministerial conference on strengthening the role of women in society, held in Istanbul in 2006: “Culture and Communication. Key factors for Changing Mentalities and Societies”.

Geographical sphere of activity

Euro-mediterranean

Working themes

Civil and political rights
Economy / Employment
Education / Professional training

Target group(s)

Employed women, Youth (under 25), Students and researchers

Specific years of work experience in gender equality

5-10

Contact

Address : Carrer de Girona, 20, 08010 ,Spain
Telephone : +34 93 244 98 50
Adress email : gen@iemed.org
Website : http://www.iemed.org/

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