South-South and South-North cooperation to see through current transitions and tackle common challenges

IPEMED advocates “deep-seated” regional integration, characterized by co-sourcing and a broad understanding of the economy (health, education and spatial planning) fostering productive, sustainable, socially responsible partnership in the region.

Health is increasingly a core Euro-Mediterranean challenge. With the current political and economic transitions in both South and North, inhabitants want better access to high-quality, less expensive care. Mediterranean countries, especially in the South, face considerable challenges with limited financial resources. To succeed, they will have to initiate structural reforms and partnerships between southern, and northern, countries.

IPEMED’s debate and analysis aims to fathom the challenges facing the different health systems in the South, identify and promote potential domains of cooperation – the source of greater regional integration, and make key regional actors aware of the need to support and accompany projects in this domain.