Interviews

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Vous avez déclaré que l’UPM d’aujourd’hui n’est plus la même que celle de 2008. En quoi le contexte, au nord comme au sud, a-t-il changé ?

Comment pourrions-nous penser que 2015 puisse ressembler à 2008 ? L’UpM, comme toute organisation ou structure multilatérale, a vocation à s’adapter à son environnement régional et international, ce qui est fondam...

Estrasburgo (Francia), 14 feb (EFE).- El secretario general de la Unión por el Mediterráneo (UpM), el marroquí Fathallah Sijilmassi, apuesta porque los países del norte y el sur de la cuenca mediterránea confluyan en un diálogo que les permita extraer rendimiento mutuo.

“El Mediterráneo no es una frontera, es una oportunidad”, dijo Sijilmassi durante una entrevista con Efe, en la que reivindicó que las políticas de la región mediterránea no deben limitarse a problemáticas con connotaciones negativas como la inmigración ilegal o el radicalismo.

En ese sentido, el político ma...

Prof. Franco Rizzi is the Secretary General of the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)

UfM: In your opinion, what are the main challenges and needs of Southern Mediterranean Universities? How do you think these have evolved since the creation of UNIMED in 1991?

Prof. Franco Rizzi (FR): The main problems of Universities are Training, Research and an adequate number of scholarships for students and researchers in order to increase their mobility. These are the needs of Southern Mediterranean Universities and, in some way, of all Universities in Europe. There are features belonging only...

Ms. Madlen Serban is the Director of the European Training Foundation (ETF)

UfM: How does ETF help the transition countries to harness the potential of their human capital, and what are the services provided by ETF to SMEs and Entrepreneurs in Tunisia to develop innovative ideas and grow their businesses?

Ms. Madlen Serban (MS): ETF action focuses, on one side, on the overarching system level through:

  •  Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy analysis. Through the Torino Process, the ETF engages broad stakeholder groups in joint analyses of current VET policies. The analyses ...
Mr. Aziz Rebbah is the Minister of Equipment and Transport of Morocco

UfM: What are the key points of the strategy relating to the infrastructure and the transport in Morocco?

Mr. Aziz Rebbah (AR): The development of basis infrastructure is one of the key levers for higher growth and economic development in Morocco. In fact, all the commercial and touristic activities of Morocco will benefit from improved transport, compliant with the best international standards.

To this effect, the government is committed to vast programs in order to develop transport infrastructure and reducing travel...

Maria Helena de Felipe Lehtonen is President of the Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME).

UfM: How did the idea for “Young Women as Job Creators” arise?

Maria Helena de Felipe Lehtonen (MHF):  The network of Businesswomen Associations from the Mediterranean of which the Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME) is made up had mentioned during some of AFAEMME’s annual meetings that there are too few young women in the business world and we considered that one of the causing factors was the lack of information and motivation o...