Business Development

•MedaWeek 2017 will bring together more than 1,500 businesspeople to discuss the untapped human and economic potential of the Mediterranean region from a wide variety of angles. •The UfM, UNIDO and ASCAME will gather over 70 Mediterranean women to enhance cooperation for creating new business opportunities for women. •The MENA region has significant gender disparity when it comes to entrepreneurship: only 13-15% of women run their own businesses compared to 31-38% worldwide. • The OECD estimates that by further enabling women’s economic empowerment, the MENA region could increase its ...
Committed to deepening their cooperation to promote job creation, trade and integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region, Sudqi Al-Omoush, Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), and Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), signed a joint declaration between the UfM and the BMZ today in Berlin.  In a first phase of this partnership, the BMZ will support the UfM Secretariat with a €2 million advisory project for the years 20...
2,000 businesspeople from the region are expected to participate in the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek) which is to be held in Barcelona on 22-24 November 2017.

The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have signed a partnership agreement to consolidate the UfM’s position as strategic institutional partner of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders of Barcelona (MedaWeek). The Vice-President of ASCAME, Miquel Valls, and the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, F...

About 50 participants from employment and labour ministries and agencies in UfM countries, as well as representatives from European and international organisations discuss follow-up actions to implement the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Employment and Labour and share best practices addressing employment challenges in the region.

On 28-29 March 2017, about 50 participants from the above-mentioned institutions participated in the 6th UfM High Level Working Group on Employment and Labour, which took place at the UfM headquarters, in Barcelona.

The objective of the meeting was to follow-up on...

• A UfMS delegation shared its views on the main regional challenges affecting the Euro-Mediterranean region and presented UfM action on job creation, highlighting the 3rd UfM Ministerial Conference on Labour and Employment and the integrated employability program Med4Jobs. • ‎The Summit, inaugurated by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, brought together 120 participants from a range of economic and social councils and similar institutions from UfM Member States.

Vravrona, Greece, 26 October. A delegation from the UfM Secretariat headed by Diplomatic Advisor and Spokesperson Ser...

• Senior Officials representing the 43 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) held their fourth regular meeting this year to discuss the challenges facing the Euro-Mediterranean region and to approve several initiatives to promote regional stability, regional human development and regional integration. • Senior Officials approved two new regional cooperation projects to promote urban development and economic integration in the region, bringing the total number of UfM-labelled projects to 47, valued at more than €5 billion.

Brussels, 14 October 2016. At the fourth Sen...