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The meeting determined the need to identify the Technical Assistance of the partner countries on aquaculture and maritime spatial planning (MSP) and presented the ongoing IMP MED study on the potential of the blue economy.

5 July 2017, Brussels. – The 3rd Meeting of the UfM Working Group on Blue Economy took place on 5th July 2017 in Brussels, chaired by European Commission in close collaboration with the UfM Secretariat. The Working Group was informed of the outcomes of the UfM Regional Seminar on the Blue Economy (Barcelona, May 2017), concerning the identification of the Technical...

The Initiative, which involves Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia, was launched in 2016 to increase safety and security, promote sustainable blue growth and jobs, and preserve ecosystems and biodiversity

4 July 2017, Brussels-. The “Workshop on the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean” was held in Brussels on 4th July 2017 to discuss the best possible governance structure of the Initiative. It was proposed to set up an operational coordination through a Western Mediterranean Task F...

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 ...