22-24 November 2017, Barcelona. - The Mediterranean can benefit from its current regional riches, in a way to strategize towards a progressive future. It should maximize its social resources – such as its vast human capital and young talent – and translate them into dynamic entrepreneurship and digital innovation, particularly in services. The region’s diversity should not result in fragmentation, but as a quality and advantage to: amplify and diversify economic trends, attract investment, and strengthen international cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean count...


22-24 November 2017, Barcelona. -The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) co-organise, together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization  (UNIDO) and the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) the “Women and Entrepreneurship & Investment program 2017” workshop within the framework of the MedaWeek Barcelona, a leading business and investment event.

The event will take place from Wednesday, 22 November to Friday, 24 November 2017 at Casa Llotja de Mar, Barcelona, Spain.

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27 November 2017, Cairo.- The 4th UfM Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society will take place on 27 November 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. The Conference will gather Ministers of the 43 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean responsible for women affairs and gender equality, under the Co-Presidency of the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Following the previous UfM Ministerial Conferences on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society, held in 2006 Istanbul, in 2009 in Marrakech and in 2013 in Paris, the Ministers will meet to further support...

Naples, Italy, 29-30 November 2017.- In 2015, the Ministers and other Heads of Delegations of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) adopted the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy. To ensure appropriate governance structures, the UfM Forum on Blue Economy was established as a “…framework of dialogue on sustainable blue economy…” composed of various elements, among which the UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy.

The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy will take place in Naples (Italy) on 29-30 November 2017 with the following objectives: i) to...

The Conference’s central aim is to tangibly contribute towards overcoming challenges relating to Water Governance & Financing as well as Water Integrity in the MENA region.

It is organised jointly by two relevant regional projects, the Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector project, led by the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med), and the Water Integrity capacity-building programme for the MENA project, led by the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

This occasion will mark the strategic and operational ...

12-13 December 2017, Barcelona, Spain.- The annual meeting of the three UfM Energy Platforms  will be the opportunity to present the deliverables and the implementation status of the activities included in the Work Program 2017 as well as to present the foreseen activities for 2018.