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Barcelona - Among the organisers and attendees at the conference held on 14 and 15 March 2011 feature some of the most relevant institutions of this field of expertise such as the World Bank, UN Habitat, MedCities, the Cities Alliance, the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and the City of Barcelona, which aimed to lead the different Mediterranean agents (local authorities, governments, fund backers, cities networks etc.).

The conference served as a unique forum to share experiences not only on the Mediterranean region, but also on Latin America and Africa, and to create...

Rome - A draft recommendation on a Euro-Mediterranean Transport Network was adopted at the 7th Session of the Union for the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly (PA-UfM), at the meeting of the Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs, Social Affairs and Education held on 3 March 2011, and attended by Ambassador Yigit Alpogan, Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development (TUDD). The stakeholders were called upon to present comprehensive, innovative projects which could highly contribute to the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Transport Network, while calling also...
The MSP Master Plan was launched in Brussels during the first meeting prepared and chaired by the UfM Secretariat on the 10 February 2011.

The MSP, a flagship UfM initiative aiming at promoting the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency and at building up at least 20 GW of new generation capacities, was launched at the Paris summit of July 2008.

The MSP requires the elaboration of a Master Plan by 2012. The Secretariat has been tasked to coordinate its development in close cooperation with all the stakeholders, in particular, the European Commission (EC) and the UfM countries.

The...

Brussels - Mrs. Cecilia Attard-Pirotta, UfMS Deputy Secretary General for Social and Civil Affairs participated as keynote speaker at the round table, organized by the Group of the progressive Alliances of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, on Promoting the woman's role in the Mediterranean – Her implications and involvement in economic life as the best way to access decision-making positions.

The session was opened by the President of the S&D Group, Martin Schulz; other panel members included leaders from women movements from UfM country members such as;  iAlgeria, Tu...

Paris - The Young Water Ambassadors Forum organized a workshop in Paris on 9 February 2011. The event was Attended by several eminent personalities in the field of Water. It was a good opportunity for several countries such as; Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, France and Palestine to present several small size project proposals.

Dr.Husseini confirmed that one of these projects called “Strateau” is currently being evaluated by the Water Division.

Many UfM country members attended the event and was a good chance for the Secretariat to expand its network and call for increasing the dialogue bet...