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Representing nearly 60% of the total population, young people constitute one of the greatest assets for stability and development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The new action-oriented Roadmap of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is centred on young people’s potential to promote stability and development. Over 15 regional cooperation projects are endorsed by the UfM to empower youth, targeting directly more than 100,000 young men and women in the region.

  • Representing nearly 60% of the total population, young people constitute one of the greatest assets for stability and d...
•Around 40 experts, academics, practitioners and advocates met on 18-19 July, 2017 in Barcelona to identify key priority actions and approaches towards enhancing the roles of women and youth as key actors in preventing violent extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean region. •The event confirmed that women and youth can and do play a significant role in building secure lives and communities through addressing the root causes of violent extremism and working towards its eradication. However, in order to do so, they need to be supported and enabled. •The event also demonstrated that the drivers ...
- Private companies, universities, students met at the UfM to enhance internships in the Mediterranean region. - Internships are win win opportunities for business development and youth employability

13 July 2017, Barcelona. – A main cause of high levels of unemployment among young graduates in the Mediterranean region is the persistent mismatch between the skills acquired at university and the requirements of employers. According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), more than 32 percent of enterprises in some Mediterranean countries have identified labour...

Organised by the UfM Secretariat and the OCEMO, the 7th MedNC Steering Committee was held in Barcelona on July 5th to share results and discuss next steps in promoting employability of young jobless people who have dropped out of school.

5 and 6 July 2017 – Barcelona. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS) and the Office of Economic Cooperation for the Mediterranean and the East (OCEMO) organized the 7th Steering Committee of the Mediterranean New Chance project on July 5 in Barcelona.

Labelled by the 43 UfM Members States in 2014 in the framework of the UfM’s cro...

The Senior Officials representing the Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean held their second regular meeting this year on 3 July in Barcelona, where they discussed the current Euro-Mediterranean affairs and the activities carried out by the UfM Secretariat.

Gathering for the second UfM Senior Official’s Meeting (SOM) of 2017, the representatives of the UfM Member States met in Barcelona to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the the Euro-Mediterranean region and the ongoing projects and initiatives of the UfM Secretariat.
UfM Senior Officials held an in depth exchange u...

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...

Jorge Borrego, UfM Deputy Secretary - Energy and Climate Action answered questions from the Huffington Post Maghreb about the Marrakech Climate conference COP, proposals for concrete solutions to fight global warming, food insecurity and mass emigration in North Africa, expectations for COP23 ...

 

Take a look at the interview (in French) with Huffington Post Maghreb.

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions and the UfM Secretariat agree to collaborate on joint activities to support the Euro-Mediterranean region transition toward a sustainable and low-carbon development.

Barcelona, 24 May 2017. Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, and UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi today signed a Memorandum of Understanding between their organizations.

The World Alliance for Efficient Solutions (WAES), established by the Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF), aims to advance the cause of clean technologies and offer tangible solutions to the...

Ministers in charge of housing, municipal affairs and urban development affirmed their commitment to reinforce cooperation and adopted the UfM Urban Agenda, with the aim of promoting and achieving sustainable urban development in the region. The Ministerial Conference witnessed the launch of the UfM-labelled “Imbaba Urban Upgrading Project” positively impacting 2 million inhabitants.

Gathered today in Cairo on the occasion of the 2nd Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, the Ministers in charge of housing, municipal affairs and urb...

•Maltese Minister Konrad Mizzi, European Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and UfM Deputy Secretary General Borrego, inaugurate today in Valetta (Malta) the Informal High level meeting on Energy Efficiency in the Mediterranean. •UfM Ministers in charge of energy, government representatives and stakeholders will discuss how to enhance regional cooperation on energy efficiency solutions.

Valletta (Malta), 18-19 May 2017. This informal meeting is held within the framework of the UfM Energy and Climate Action Agenda and is part of the UfM Energy Platforms, which aim to deliver a secure, aff...