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The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the President of the Women for Africa Foundation, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, signed a collaboration agreement to work on projects and joint activities for the promotion of women’s empowerment in the Mediterranean.

Barcelona, 28 January, 2017. The agreement was signed at the UfM headquarters in Barcelona at the Second Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean, which was held on 23-24 January under the theme Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development. The UfM Senior Deputy ...

• The UfM Foreign Affairs Ministers give strong political impulse to the UfM by endorsing a roadmap for action at the second UfM Regional Forum, centred on the Mediterranean youth’s potential for stability and development. • UfM Secretariat and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) sign a €6.5 million multi annual financial agreement to support UfM core activities in three key areas in favour of a more sustainable and inclusive development in the region. • Launch of the UfM-labelled project Generation Entrepreneur aiming to promote entrepreneurship and job creation in 7 cou...
• UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi met in Madrid with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, to discuss the Euro-Mediterranean agenda and reaffirm the strategic partnership between the UfM and Spain, one of its main contributors and host to its Secretariat. He also held working sessions with Deputy Ministers and other high officials. • The Spanish authorities reiterated their strong support for the UfM and discussed with the Secretary General the preparations for the Second UfM Regional Forum which Spain is hosting on 23 and 24 January in ...
• The UfM Secretariat has initiated a regional dialogue on higher education, internationalisation and academic mobility involving more than 20 relevant experts from UfM Member States, the European Commission and other institutions. • The experts discussed the impact and sustainability of university partnerships as well as the issues of governance and capacity-building, credit recognition, visas, the brain drain and youth employability.

Barcelona, 15 December 2016. The UfM Secretariat held a regional meeting on higher education, internationalisation and academic mobility in the Euro...

Sarajevo, 13 December 2016. On December 13, 2016 the Secretary General of the UfM, Mr. Fathallah Sijilmassi, accompanied by the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Sudqi Al Omoush, paid an official visit to Sarajevo at the invitation of the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The delegation of the UfM Secretariat held discussions with H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Igor Crnadak, who reiterated his country’s continuous support to the UFM and expressed appreciation for the progress achieved by the Secretariat in strengthening the regional integration and d...