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The UfM Secretariat strongly condemns the terrorist attack ‎perpetrated in Barcelona and other locations in Catalonia. It is with deep sorrow that the Secretariat presents its condolences and expresses its profound solidarity with the families of the victims, the people of Barcelona and the Government of Spain.

The UfM Secretariat reiterates its firm condemnation of all acts of terrorism, extremism and violence. It reaffirms its unshakeable faith in the values of dialogue and peace and joins the international community in the fight against terrorism and the defense of universal human v...

Representing nearly 60% of the total population, young people constitute one of the greatest assets for stability and development in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The new action-oriented Roadmap of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is centred on young people’s potential to promote stability and development. Over 15 regional cooperation projects are endorsed by the UfM to empower youth, targeting directly more than 100,000 young men and women in the region.

Young men and women are a source of creativity, innovation and positive change if an enabling environment is provided to f...

•Around 40 experts, academics, practitioners and advocates met on 18-19 July, 2017 in Barcelona to identify key priority actions and approaches towards enhancing the roles of women and youth as key actors in preventing violent extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean region. •The event confirmed that women and youth can and do play a significant role in building secure lives and communities through addressing the root causes of violent extremism and working towards its eradication. However, in order to do so, they need to be supported and enabled. •The event also demonstrated that the drivers ...
- Private companies, universities, students met at the UfM to enhance internships in the Mediterranean region. - Internships are win win opportunities for business development and youth employability

13 July 2017, Barcelona. – A main cause of high levels of unemployment among young graduates in the Mediterranean region is the persistent mismatch between the skills acquired at university and the requirements of employers. According to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), more than 32 percent of enterprises in some Mediterranean countries have identified labour...

Organised by the UfM Secretariat and the OCEMO, the 7th MedNC Steering Committee was held in Barcelona on July 5th to share results and discuss next steps in promoting employability of young jobless people who have dropped out of school.

5 and 6 July 2017 – Barcelona. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS) and the Office of Economic Cooperation for the Mediterranean and the East (OCEMO) organized the 7th Steering Committee of the Mediterranean New Chance project on July 5 in Barcelona.

Labelled by the 43 UfM Members States in 2014 in the framework of the UfM’s cro...