Business Development

• A high-level delegation from the UfM Secretariat participated in the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC), held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 13-15 March 2015. • UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi held strategic talks with the Egyptian Foreign Minister, other key Ministers, and business community representatives with a view to strengthening cooperation and exploring potential synergies.

Cairo, 16 March 2015. A high-level delegation from the UfM Secretariat, led by UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi and accompanied by his Political Advisor Amb. Ihab Fahmy, participated in ...

The official launch of the UfM-labelled HOMERe project in Marseille will provide an opportunity to discuss young graduates’ transition to an active life in the Mediterranean region and the leverage which transnational company internships can have in helping them access the labour market. The testimonials from the first participants will illustrate how HOMERe works and its added value for young graduates and for companies.

Barcelona, 5 March 2015. The goals of the HOMERe project – a regional programme to promote transnational internships in the Mediterranean, labelled by the UfM Member Sta...

The UfM Secretariat and the Agency for International Cooperation and Local Development in the Mediterranean (ACIM) signed an agreement to foster entrepreneurship and support productive investment for diasporas in the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona, 23 February 2015. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Agency for International Cooperation and Local Development in the Mediterranean (ACIM) signed a cooperation agreement on the occasion of a bilateral meeting held recently between the two institutions.

The agreement signed by UfM Secretary General Fathallah...

The New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC) programme aims at improving the employability of young people who dropped out of school before obtaining a degree and unemployed graduates from Southern Mediterranean countries.

Barcelona, 18 February 2014. The ISCAE National Institute (Institut Supérieur de Comptabilité et d’Administration des Entreprises), an organisation under the University of Manouba (Tunisia), recently opened its doors to the first cohort of students in the New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC) programme. 22 students are enrolled in the programme, 19 of which are w...

The European Commission - DG Employment - and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) held the 4th meeting of the High-Level Working Group on Employment and Labour on 28 January 2015 in Brussels.

Barcelona, 1 February 2015. Chaired by the UfM Co-Presidents, the meeting gathered more than 50 participants from the Ministries of Employment and Labour in the Euro-Mediterranean region, as well as representatives from the European Investment Bank, the International Labour Organization, the European Training Foundation, the business sector and trade unions.

Discussions focused...

Barcelona, 18 December 2014. With an overall goal of enhancing regional integration and boosting trade between the two shores of the Mediterranean, the UfM Secretariat hosted the worskshop “Inter-Trade development and supporting SMEs in Agadir Agreement member countries” on 14 December in Cairo. The event was organised together with the Agadir Technical Unit and the Egyptian Ministry of Trade, Industry and SMEs with the aim to stimulate South-South industrial cooperation. It was opened by the Egyptian Industry Minister, H.E.  Mounir Fakhry AbdelNour, who underlined the importance of join...