Higher Education & Research

•The European Investment Bank grants €70 million loan to the EuroMed University of Fes, a flagship project of the Union for the Mediterranean to contribute towards regional integration and stability through the promotion of international mobility, intercultural dialogue and cooperation in the fields of higher education, research and innovation •The loan represents a substantial contribution for the construction of the University’s eco-campus which will have the capacity to host over 6,000 students coming from all the Euro-Mediterranean countri...
•Ministers from the 5+5 Dialogue countries adopted a new set of concrete actions for 2017-2018 at the 3rd Ministerial Conference of the 5+5 Dialogue on the promotion of research, innovation and higher education . Priority topics range from the consolidation of networks and mobility to promotion of entrepreneurship and access to infrastructures. •Synergies with UfM initiatives and projects such as the Mediterranean Initiative for Jobs (Med4Jobs), the EuroMed University of Fes, and the EMUNI University will be encouraged. •Italy will host in 2019 the fourth Meeting of Ministers in charg...
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...