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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...

•The UfM Secretariat participated in the 4th Summit of Presidents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM), which took place in Rome on 12 May under the outgoing presidency of Laura Boldrini, President of the Italian Parliament, and Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate. Ali Abdel Aal, Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives, was elected as the new President. •The 13th Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly, which took place on 13 May, gathered more than 300 parliamentarians from UfM countries to discuss the current challenges and o...
•UfM Foreign Affairs Ministers give strong political impulse to the Union for the Mediterranean by endorsing a new Roadmap for Action. •The UfM consolidates an action-driven methodology with a common ambition by creating effective links between the policy dimension and its operational translation into concrete projects and initiatives on the ground. •10 new projects were labelled in 2016. The year concludes with a total of 47 region-wide projects with a budget of €5.3 billion. The tangible positive impact from the first wave of projects is already visible involving over 200,000 benefic...
•35 engaged young men and women from 24 countries from the north and south of the Mediterranean exchanged on ideas and shared experiences for better cooperation on youth priorities in the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona, 10 May 2017.  The seminar ‘Bridging Youth Across the Mediterranean’ jointly hosted by the UfM Secretariat and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation came to a close today following one and a half days of open exchange, debate and sharing of ideas among each other and with experts of the region.

Throughout the seminar, 35 young women and men representing youth organisations fr...

•Research Ministers from the UfM Member States gathered today in Malta in order to strengthen Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation through research and innovation. •The priority topics addressed were research and innovation’s role in addressing the root causes of migration and promoting ‘blue’ jobs and growth in the Mediterranean as well as the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - PRIMA.

The Ministerial Conference on “Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation” was held on 4 May 2017 in Valetta under the auspi...