Higher Education & Research

- 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...

•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...

• The 4th AECHE Conference aims to strengthen a process of dialogue and cooperation between universities in European, Mediterranean and Gulf countries, supported by the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat. • The 150 participants from the political and academic worlds, the research community and civil society of the Mediterranean region highlighted the crucial role that research and innovation plays in resolving social issues in the fields of water, energy and food security.

Rabat, 26 April 2017. A delegation from the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat, headed by dip...

• The 2017 EMUNI Annual Conference, held in Piran on 5-6 April, brought together policy makers, academics, business sector representatives and young leaders from the Euro-Mediterranean region. • Participants highlighted the crucial role of higher education institutions in forging responsible and committed citizens while fostering youth employability and developing entrepreneurship skills.

The EMUNI University held on 5-6 April in Piran, its Annual Conference under the title “Youth, Employability and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Higher Education Institutions”. The Conference, wh...