The Applied Social Sciences Forum (ASSF) participated in the second plenary meeting for the ARAB TRANS project sponsored by the European Commission and the University of Aberdeen. The meeting was held in Rome on December 9-11. It included discussions of the results of the Arab regional surveys about the social transformations. Arab Trans attendees joined the Mediterranean Dialogue from 11-12 in Rome. This meeting brought together the most important research centers and decision-makers, including Tunisia government delegation.