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- 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...

The President of Malta and Patron of the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, H.E. Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, paid a working visit today to the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.

Malta plays an active role in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean. In the context of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, held from 1 January to 30 June of 2017, Malta has hosted important UfM meetings, including the Ministerial Conferences on water and research and innovation, the Informal High level meeting on Energy Efficiency in the Mediterranean, the BlueMed Stakeholder...

The Senior Officials representing the Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean held their second regular meeting this year on 3 July in Barcelona, where they discussed the current Euro-Mediterranean affairs and the activities carried out by the UfM Secretariat.

Gathering for the second UfM Senior Official’s Meeting (SOM) of 2017, the representatives of the UfM Member States met in Barcelona to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the the Euro-Mediterranean region and the ongoing projects and initiatives of the UfM Secretariat.
UfM Senior Officials held an in depth exchange u...

2,000 businesspeople from the region are expected to participate in the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek) which is to be held in Barcelona on 22-24 November 2017.

The Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have signed a partnership agreement to consolidate the UfM’s position as strategic institutional partner of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders of Barcelona (MedaWeek). The Vice-President of ASCAME, Miquel Valls, and the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, F...