The 2013 Euro-Mediterranean Summit of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions is
co-organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Secretariat of the
Union for the Mediterranean. The event is co-financed by the European Commission.
The Summit will focus on key challenges affecting the countries of the region, especially those that
are currently in a process of political, economic and social transition, and the role that civil society
can play in meeting those challenges. Therefore, this year special emphasis will be given to:
Macroeconomic policy and the employment challenge in the north and south of the Mediterranean region,
The economic and social situation of women in the Euro-Mediterranean region,
Mobility and migration: challenges and opportunities,
Water: a scarce resource in the Mediterranean region.