Events

Valetta, Malta, 3-4 May 2017

The UfM Secretariat will participate in the “Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation” organised under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, by the Malta Council for Science and Technology within the Ministry for Education and Employment, and with the support of the European Commission.

The meeting will focus on research and innovation as tools to strengthen cooperation within the Euro-Mediterranean region. Key initiatives such as the Partnership for Rese...

Rome, 4 April 2017. In the framework of the UfM labelled project “Promoting women empowerment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development in the MENA region” the United Nations Industrial Development Organization  (UNIDO), the Italian Agency of Cooperation for Development (AICS), Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Entrepreneurs Association and Women Business Leaders (AIDDA) organise a  Round Table on “Access to finance: challenges and good practices to support women in business in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia” that will be held on  4th Ap...

The UfM Secretariat has partnered up with Lycée Français de Barcelone to implement an UfM stimulation program for youth, called DIA-MED/Barcelone (les Dialogues pour la Méditerranée de Barcelone).

This event takes the form of UfM model negotiation programme benefitting young students aged from 15 to 19, interested to develop capacities, enhance decision-making and shape better knowledge about the Mediterranean region. This year it has started with a group of 60 students from Barcelona from 12 nationalities. Based on this pilot phase, it will grow to benefit a wider range of Med...

Tunis, 30-31 March 2017. The Third Ministerial Conference on Research, Innovation and Higher Education of the Dialogue 5+5 will take place on 30-31 March 2017 in Tunis.

Building on the progress and achievements undertaken since the adoption of the Madrid and Rabat Ministerial Declarations in 2015 and 2013 respectively, the third Ministerial Conference aims at strengthening partnerships in research, innovation and higher education to further stimulate economic growth, job creation and social cohesion in the Western Mediterranean region.

Beyond the country delegations, the conference will ...

Barcelona, 28-29 March 2017. The UfM High Level Working Group on Employment and Labour will meet at the UfM Secretariat premises in Barcelona on 28-29 March 2017. The meeting  will discuss the follow-up to the UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour which was held at the Dead Sea in Jordan on 26-27 September 2016, with a view to building a roadmap towards the next Ministerial Conference, which is scheduled to take place in  2019 .

In particular, it will explore the transnational cooperation initiatives which might be developed between interested UfM countries and actors ar...

Barcelona, 16 March 2017. The Fifth Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean Climate Change Expert Group (UfM CCEG) with take place on 16 March 2017 at the premises of the Secretariat of the UfM in Barcelona. This meeting is organized back-to-back with the First UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change, scheduled for 14-15 March 2017.

This fifth UfM CCEG meeting will gather UfM national focal points as well as representatives from stakeholders and civil society. It will be the occasion to review the operational modalities of the UfM CCEG and the adoption of a new work...