« La Verticale Africa – Mediterranean – Europe is an IPEMED programme. It is about promoting the idea that the regionalisation of the crescent Africa – Mediterranean – Europe is a realistic prospect.
In order to boost this regional integration, a foundation provided with a think tank must be implemented. »
La Verticale Africa – Mediterranean – Europe (AME) is a foundation in charge of favouring and supporting economic and political transitions in Africa and of promoting regional integration between these three European, Mediterranean (Middle East included) and African spaces.
The current situation is not favourable to investments and long-term coproduction agreements. Nevertheless, inaction is not the solution. Initiatives should be taken to bring back peace in all war-torn countries. With the encouraging but often haphazard growth in Africa and the weakening of the European economy, IPEMED must recommend and accelerate the implementation of the Foundation La Verticale, the objective of which is to boost North/South and South/South integration.
Business managers, politicians and experts working in IPEMED’s network are convinced that:
Time has come to forge bonds based on sharing rather than conquest between Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean (Middle East included), to implement what we have learnt from the successes and mistakes of the past, and to start cooperating as equals, sharing humanist and universal values.