The President of EMEA Prof Rym Ayadi and EMEA’s researcher Sara Ronco participated in the “Foreign Policy Dialogues: Euro-Maghreb dialogue on nearshoring and post-COVID opportunities” on 22 March 2021. The event was organised by the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the Centro International de Toledo para la Paz (CITpax). High-level participants coming from outstanding institutions from both sides of the Mediterranean debated the opportunities for Europe and North African countries to nearshore considering post-COVID challenges and opportunities for the region. The dialogue raised both optimistic and pessimistic perspectives around the possibilities of nearshoring and better integrate the area. All the participant agreed on the region’s importance to better integrate, avoiding the errors committed in the past, and creating a more soundness socio-economic environment.