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The Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the UfM Secretariat have signed a €6.5 million multi annual financial agreement to support UfM core activities in favour of a more sustainable and inclusive development in the region.

Barcelona, 22 February 2017. As a clear signal in support of enhanced regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean, the UfM Secretariat and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) have signed a €6.5 million multi-annual financing agreement to deepen and amplify UfM specific cooperation initiatives and core activities promoting r...

Cristina Russo, Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, and Fathallah Sijilmassi, UfM Secretary General, discussed Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in the field of research and innovation at the UfM headquarters in Barcelona. The Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation is set to take place in Malta on 3-4 May 2017.

Barcelona, 14 February 2017. The Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the...

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 ...