IEMed/EuroMeSCoIEMed’s actions are focused on five core themes that make up the Institute’s different working areas: Euro-Mediterranean policies and Euromed regional programmes, socio-economic development, the Arab and Mediterranean world, Mediterranean cultures and cultural action. The different work areas are in line with the Euro-Mediterranean agenda and its strategic objectives. Projects in these areas are programmed in various formats: international symposia, seminars, workshops, debates, talks, research projects, exhibitions, cultural projects, as well as an extensive range of publications and specific studies. EuroMeSCo (the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission) is the main network of research centres on politics and security in the Mediterranean. EuroMeSCo was set up in 1996 with the goal of fostering research, information and social relations among its members as well as acting as a confidence-building measure in the framework of the Barcelona process. EuroMeSCo comprises 102 institutes coming from 32 countries out of the 43 members of the Union for the Mediterranean.