Economic Agendas of Islamic Actors

Javier Albarracín, Paula Cusi
Content Type
Policy Brief
The IEMed held a conference on the 3rd and 4th July 2012 in Barcelona, under the title “Emerging New Economic Policy Makers in the Arab Mediterranean: Economic Agendas of Islamic Actors”. The aim of the conference was to engage Islamic economic actors, and get to know their economic proposals better. Members of the Islamic parties of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt attended, as well as bankers, businessmen and representatives of Islamic economic associations from the region. Experts were also invited from institutions such as the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Commission, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Central Bank of Spain, and so on. The seminar was split into three parts. The first part analyzed at a national level the economic challenges and necessary reforms in Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. The other two sessions were dedicated to Islamic finance and banking, followed by an analysis of the economic cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region and among international Islamic actors.
International Affairs
Political Geography