Higher Education & Research

Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, and Fathallah Sijilmassi, UfM Secretary General, discussed Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in the field of research and innovation at the UfM headquarters in Barcelona. The Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation is set to take place in Malta on 3-4 May 2017.

Barcelona, 14 February 2017. The Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the...

• 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...

• 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...

• The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Groupe interacadémique pour le développement (GID) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration in the areas of higher education, research and youth employment. • Fostering educational, training and scientific cooperation is key to effectively advance integration, stability and human development in the Mediterranean.

Marseille, 29 September 2016.

GID President François Guinot and UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi signed a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake joint actions for fos...

• Minister Schmit and UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi discussed the upcoming third UfM Ministerial Meeting on Labour and Employment. • They explored ways to further coordinate efforts in addressing the challenges of the region in the field of vocational training and youth employment.

UfM Secretariat, 27 July 2016. Nicolas Schmit, Minister for Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy in the Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, met with the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, to discuss ways to enhance Euro-Mediterranean coo...

• The Euro-Mediterranean region is facing numerous consequences of the climate change which take a hard toll on habitants of Eastern and Southern Mediterranean countries. In this regard, the sustainable agriculture and fisheries are vital to the stable social and economic growth of the Mediterranean. • CIHEAM’s 1st Mediterranean Forum for PhD Students and Young Researchers, framed within the UfM labelled project Higher Education & Food Security and Rural Development, provided the opportunity to debate on potential initiatives addressing the current challenges related to the design of sust...