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• The UfM Secretariat has initiated a regional dialogue on higher education, internationalisation and academic mobility involving more than 20 relevant experts from UfM Member States, the European Commission and other institutions. • The experts discussed the impact and sustainability of university partnerships as well as the issues of governance and capacity-building, credit recognition, visas, the brain drain and youth employability.

Barcelona, 15 December 2016. The UfM Secretariat held a regional meeting on higher education, internationalisation and academic mobility in the Euro...

Sarajevo, 13 December 2016. On December 13, 2016 the Secretary General of the UfM, Mr. Fathallah Sijilmassi, accompanied by the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Sudqi Al Omoush, paid an official visit to Sarajevo at the invitation of the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The delegation of the UfM Secretariat held discussions with H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Igor Crnadak, who reiterated his country’s continuous support to the UFM and expressed appreciation for the progress achieved by the Secretariat in strengthening the regional integration and d...

• The UfM Secretariat participated in the Ministerial Conference for the Action Plan on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean, held at the invitation of the Minister of Education and Culture of the Cyprus Republic, Costas Kadis, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 8-9 December. • An Action Plan on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean was adopted.

Nicosia, 8-9 December 2016. The Ministerial Conference culminated in the adoption of an Action Plan on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean, that identifies 16 priority thematic issues wher...

Rome, 1 December 2016. Gathered today in Rome for a meeting hosted by Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda, the ministers in charge of energy from the 43 members of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) agreed to step up regional cooperation on energy in order to deliver a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply, a major factor for stability and shared prosperity in the Mediterranean region.

At the meeting, co-chaired by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the Jordanian ...

• The UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, participated in the seminar ‘Climate change agreements between Paris and Marrakech: ratifying and implementing’ jointly organised by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and Environmental Affairs and the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation in Madrid. • Participants discussed the state of global action against climate change in the scientific, political, economic, territorial and technological fields, following the UN’s recent Climate Change Conference, COP22, in Marrakech. • The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterra...
UfMS hosts the Deauville Partnership Senior Officials Meeting under the Japanese G7 Presidency which highlights the importance of promoting synergies between the UfM and Deauville Partnership frameworks.

Barcelona, 22 November 2016. As an observer to the Deauville Process, the Union for the Mediterranean today hosted the second Deauville Partnership Senior Officials meeting, organised under the 2016 Japanese Presidency of the G7.

With participation from both governance and finance tracks as well as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the main focus of the meeting was...

• EU Commissioner Arias Cañete, President of the Energy Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of UfM Samir Mourad, President of the Scientific Committee of COP22 Nizar Baraka, UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi and other officials, experts and stakeholders discuss opportunities that the transition towards low carbon and climate-resilient development could bring for peace and stability in the Mediterranean region. • The publication “Key players’ perspective on Climate Change in the Mediterranean” will be presented.

Marrakech, 17 November 2016. Today at COP22 in Marra...

Marrakech, 14 November 2016. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) launched a joint programme today aimed at the development of private renewable energy markets in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.

The SEMED Private Renewable Energy Framework (SPREF), a €227.5 million financing framework, was presented during the EU Energy Day at the COP22 international climate conference in Marrakesh.

The programme will help the region reduce its heavy dependence on imports of hydrocarbons. It aims to mobilise additional investment from o...

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Youssef Chahed, Head of Government of Tunisia, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, and Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), gathered today in Bizerte to launch the “Integrated Programme for the Protection of Lake Bizerte against Pollution”, labelled by the 43 UfM Member States.

Bizerte, Tunisia, 1 November, 2016. With a total budget of more than €90 million over a 5-year period, the programme will contribute towards cleaning up L...