Higher Education & Research

• 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...
Today, at the Dead Sea in Jordan, Ministers of International Cooperation and Planning from the 43 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) defined key steps to enhance the impact of regional cooperation.

Dead Sea (Jordan), 2 June 2016. EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn and Imad N. Fakhoury, Jordanian Minister of Cooperation and Planning, had jointly invited to this first Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting for Regional Cooperation and Planning.

Minister Fakhoury, co-president of the meeting, declared that ‘the Euro-Mediterranean region faces increasing common c...

• The Employability in the Mediterranean Conference took place on 14 April in Marseille in the presence of the Minister for Professional Training and Employment of Tunisia, Zied Ladhari, and with the attendance of over 120 participants including Young Mediterranean Leaders and representatives of local, national and international institutions as well as representatives from the Mediterranean private sector. Young beneficiaries of the UfM-labelled project New Chance Mediterranean (MedNC) were also present. • Minister Ladhari said:“There are many synergies between Mediterranean countries o...

Paris, 21 March 2016. The Director of the École nationale des ponts et chaussées (École des Ponts Paris Tech), Mr. Armel Labourdonnaye, and the President of the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes (UEMF), Mr. Mostapha Bousmina, signed a partnership agreement at the Embassy of Morocco in Paris. The signing was attended by Amb. Chakib Benmoussa and Mr. Mohamed Kabbaj, Chancellor of the UEMF.

Under the agreement, the Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech and the UEMF reiterate their desire to build a partnership based on training and research programmes of excellence addressing socio-economic iss...

• HOMERe stakeholders sign a cooperation charter and adopt action plan for 2016-2017 to improve employability prospects of talented postgraduates through internship mobility experiences in transnational companies in the Mediterranean. • Labelled under the Mediterranean Initiative for Jobs (Med4Jobs), the project will be implemented during this pilot phase in nine Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, Morocco and Tunisia.

Villa Méditerranée (Marseille), 2 March 2016. On 2 March, the 15 partners forming HOMERe Consortium gathered in M...