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• The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, participated at the 13th Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 5+5 Dialogue, hosted by France in Marseille on 28 October. • Ministers discussed current pressing regional challenges and socio-economic cooperation, focusing on youth and employment. • The final declaration highlights the importance of UfM projects and activities and its role in facilitating the concertation and complementarity between the different Euro-Mediterranean cooperation frameworks and initiatives.

Marseille, 28 Octob...

• A UfMS delegation shared its views on the main regional challenges affecting the Euro-Mediterranean region and presented UfM action on job creation, highlighting the 3rd UfM Ministerial Conference on Labour and Employment and the integrated employability program Med4Jobs. • ‎The Summit, inaugurated by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, brought together 120 participants from a range of economic and social councils and similar institutions from UfM Member States.

Vravrona, Greece, 26 October. A delegation from the UfM Secretariat headed by Diplomatic Advisor and Spokesperson Ser...

• Mayors of Barcelona and Tetouan, Co-President of ARLEM, and UfM Secretary General presided over 25th Anniversary of Euro-Mediterranean municipal network MedCities, and discuss urban development regional co-operation with mayors and other stakeholders from the region. • Participants agreed on the need for an enhanced common urban development agenda for the Mediterranean, developing synergies and closer cooperation amongst the different integration initiatives in the region, especially in light of UN Habitat III New Urban Agenda and the upcoming COP22 in Marrakech and UfM Ministerial on ...
600 civil society and stakeholders gathered in Malta to network and address intercultural dialogue, migrations, women empowerment and the need to counter extremism at the Mediterranean Forum organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation.

La Valletta, October 23-26. The Anna Lindh Foundation held its Mediterranean Forum on October 23-26 in la Valletta, Malta. This important regional civil society event gathered a unique regional network of key stakeholders, policy-makers, international media and donors, all committed to tackle together the region’s most critical problems.

The Forum was also a...

More than 350 participants from 16 Southern and Northern Mediterranean countries including green entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises, policy-makers, civil society organisations, financing institutions and business networks gathered on 18-20 October 2016, in Barcelona, to discuss and share the latest sustainable development initiatives and green innovations developed in the Mediterranean with the aim to achieve productive and circular economies.

Barcelona, 20 October 2016. The UfM Secretariat participated in the second edition of SwitchMed Connect, an annual gathering of...