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On 10 April, 2017, the Heads of State or Government  of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain convened in Madrid at the 3rd Summit of Southern European Union Countries, where they reaffirmed their support to the Union for the Mediterranean and stressed its “central role in the consolidation of Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation, as an expression of co-ownership in the management of our common regional agenda in order to effectively and collectively address our current challenges”.

The Madrid Declaration, adopted at the end of the Summit, also refers to the revi...

• The 2017 EMUNI Annual Conference, held in Piran on 5-6 April, brought together policy makers, academics, business sector representatives and young leaders from the Euro-Mediterranean region. • Participants highlighted the crucial role of higher education institutions in forging responsible and committed citizens while fostering youth employability and developing entrepreneurship skills.

The EMUNI University held on 5-6 April in Piran, its Annual Conference under the title “Youth, Employability and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Higher Education Institutions”. The Conference, wh...

About 50 participants from employment and labour ministries and agencies in UfM countries, as well as representatives from European and international organisations discuss follow-up actions to implement the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Employment and Labour and share best practices addressing employment challenges in the region.

On 28-29 March 2017, about 50 participants from the above-mentioned institutions participated in the 6th UfM High Level Working Group on Employment and Labour, which took place at the UfM headquarters, in Barcelona.

The objective of the meeting was to follow-up on...

•The 1st edition of the UfM Youth Model stimulation programme was launched under the title “DIA/Med - Les Dialogues pour la Méditerranée de Barcelone”. More than 50 young participants from 12 nationalities presented their own projects and initiatives to enhance regional integration in the Mediterranean. •UfM experts had briefed the students on Euro-Mediterranean relations and regional cooperation initiatives through several thematic workshops since January 2017 and interacted with them during the final simumation day organised at the premises of the UfM Secretariat. •This UfM Youth Model...
•The European Investment Bank grants €70 million loan to the EuroMed University of Fes, a flagship project of the Union for the Mediterranean to contribute towards regional integration and stability through the promotion of international mobility, intercultural dialogue and cooperation in the fields of higher education, research and innovation •The loan represents a substantial contribution for the construction of the University’s eco-campus which will have the capacity to host over 6,000 students coming from all the Euro-Mediterranean countri...