Sectorial work groups

As the result of a reflection carried out with all the concerned actors (experts, politicians, businesses, representatives of the civil society), the sectorial Verticales aim at:

  • Anticipating and shedding light on the future. Economic spheres want the Verticales to identify heavy trends, breaking points and innovations by sector. While actors must act in the short-term, they require the sectorial Verticales to work with a long-term prospective approach.
  • Debating and creating a network based on trust. An unconventional place of debate contrasting with traditional meetings that gather economic or political actors and favour power relationships. The sectorial Verticales must lead to the creation of a professional network based on trust.
  • Offering institutional, regulatory, legal and financial frameworks for each industry, thus enabling to provide investors with guarantees. Standardising laws and regulations will facilitate the implementation of funding and, therefore, will boost regional integration.
  • Promoting practical initiatives leading to the creation of projects on five pilot topics:
    • Energy
    • Food Safety
    • Digital
    • Finance
    • Sustainable city

Geographically, the sectorial Verticales must comprise representatives from the three spaces of the Africa-Mediterranean-Europe region.

In order to meet the aforementioned objectives, the sectorial Verticales must gather actors from the economic world, the academic sphere and the civil society.

The sectorial Verticales will work as international and multi-actor work groups that will define their own methodology and work plan (energy, health, etc.). These groups will act as proactive forces and will make recommendations to political decision-makers in order to overcome the obstacles to regional integration.

The head of the Verticale AME lab network will have three functions:

  • Preparing and leading the meetings of multi-actor work groups
  • Coordinating multi-actor work groups
  • Presenting the conclusions of each multi-actor work group to the concerned political decision-makers

Multilateral institutions (World Bank, EIB, ADB, etc.) could provide financial support to the sectorial Verticales. The latter could make sure they benefit from a practical and operational approach via the diversity of their actors.