Higher Education & Research

The New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC) programme aims at improving the employability of young people who dropped out of school before obtaining a degree and unemployed graduates from Southern Mediterranean countries.

Barcelona, 18 February 2014. The ISCAE National Institute (Institut Supérieur de Comptabilité et d’Administration des Entreprises), an organisation under the University of Manouba (Tunisia), recently opened its doors to the first cohort of students in the New Chance Mediterranean Network (MedNC) programme. 22 students are enrolled in the programme, 19 of which are w...

The Ministerial Conference will take place in Madrid on 23-24 March 2015, gathering ten Western Mediterranean countries.

Barcelona, 26 January, 2015. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness will co-organize on 28-29 January, the Preparatory Meeting of Experts for the Second Ministerial Conference on Research, Innovation and Higher Education of the Western Mediterranean Countries (Dialogue 5+5).

The meeting will provide an opportunity to present  the state of play of UfM-labelled projects and flagship activities in the fi...

The creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Technology as part of the University, the launch of a recruiting campaign for executive staff and professors and the commencement of the first two accredited Master’s degree programmes in temporary offices are among the main project’s achievements of 2014.

Barcelona, 19 December 2014. Today, the the recently appointed Chancellor of the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes, Mr. Mohammed Kabbaj, and the President of the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fes, Prof. Mostapha Bousmina, met with the Secretary General of the Union for the Med...

• The Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) member states met for the sixth time in the year 2014 in Barcelona. Five new projects promoting young people’s employability, job opportunities, entrepreneurship, urban sustainable development and water management transparency were approved. • The UfM Senior Officials approved unanimously the renewal of the mandate of Fathallah Sijilmassi as Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean for a second mandate of three years.

Barcelona, 5 December 2014. The Senior Officials of the UfM member countries approved the...

In the framework of the Italian EU Presidency in the second semester of 2014, the Italian Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry held the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Agriculture in Palermo, Sicily on 28 November 2014.

Barcelona, 2 December 2014 – The UfM Secretariat participated in the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Agriculture held in Palermo, Sicily on 28 November 2014. The event was organised by the Italian Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Forestry in collaboration with CIHEAM. The UfM Secretariat was represented by its Deputy Secretary General in...

“Cooperation projects in research, development and innovation are crucial for the growth of the Euro-Mediterranean region, as they have a direct impact on regional integration and employability”, underlined Prof. Chet during the meeting.

Barcelona, 26 November 2014 – Today at its headquarters in Barcelona, the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) hosted an informative session entitled “Funding opportunities for R&D+i cooperation projects in the Mediterranean region”.

Co-organised by the Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) and the...