Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée region : What coproduction perspectives with the Mediterranean for the new great region

Published : Friday 21 April 2017


Drawing on its partnership with the Regional Council of Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée, IPEMED wished to examine the consequences of the fusion of the two regions Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées in terms of international position of the territory’s economic actors.

This report, called “Occitanie/ Pyrénées-Méditerranée region - What coproduction perspectives with the Mediterranean for the new great region?” aims to identify the strengths and leading sectors that characterise the new region, in order to build a stronger partnership with Mediterranean countries

This study follows the work initiated by IPEMED and its partners in the framework of the Coproduction Observatory.

This report enabled to make seven structuring observations for the Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée region:

› the territory’s economic network is young and rooted in a broad polarised territory;

› the fusion of two complementary territories in enriching;

› the new region welcomes foreign direct investments (FDI), which encourages innovation;

› its international development is carried by four major industrial pillars (aeronautics, ICT, agri-business, healthcare) and supported by tourism. These are industries with significant cooperation opportunities in the Mediterranean;

› these high-potential sectors can rely on a leading research device and global leaders;

› there is a strong will to strengthen sustainable development industries, such as energy, waste, water, blue economy, etc.

› it is necessary to define political strategies to root a new territorial dynamic.

From this thorough diagnosis, supported by Mediterranean perspectives, the authors of this report, Martin FLEURY et Jean-Philippe PAYET (Cabinet R.M.D.A) encourage the Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée region to implement the necessary tools to develop the “coproduction” potential between the territory’s economic operators and their counterparts in the South and the East of the Mediterranean.


This report, free to download,  is only available in french.


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