Workshop: MENA transition and international responses

Client/Funding Institution

Austrian Ministry of Finance


In December 2011, wiiw organised a workshop with high-level experts to discuss the current economic, political and social situation in MENA countries, the challenges they face and the challenges posed for the EU neighbourhood policy. The workshop took as a vantage point the experiences from Central and Eastern European countries and the lessons the transformation of these countries may hold for future developments of the MENA region. wiiw produced a background paper for this workshop.


August 2011 - December 2011

wiiw team Leader

Vladimir Gligorov

wiiw Staff

Vladimir Gligorov, Peter Havlik, Mario Holzner, Gabor Hunya, Sebastian Leitner, Sandor Richter, Hermine Vidovic, Veronika Janyrova

Project Partners

Oesterreichische Kontrollbank, Austrian Ministry of Finance

Keywords: MENA, transition, EU neighbourhood policy, CESEE

Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia

Research Areas: Labour, Migration and Income Distribution, Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy