The UfM Secretariat is the intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean platform where political decisions are implemented and where concrete regional and subregional projects are developed with the support of an extensive network of partners, including governments, international organisations, financial institutions, civil society organisations, universities, foundations and the private sector.

Within the framework of the Member States’ priorities, the Secretariat works with all Euro-Mediterranean partners and stakeholders to foster synergies, coordinating and acting as a bridge to implement a common agenda, make project ideas become realities and maximise the impact of the regional initiatives.

The UfM Secretariat is in a unique position to facilitate synergies between Europe, Africa and the Middle East for new cooperation ideas and initiatives in the Mediterranean region. Solid partnerships with key institutions and a continuous exchange of ideas and best practices with key actors from the North and South of the Mediterranean as well as from other regions are essential for the successful implementation of the activities supported by the Secretariat.

See below a full list of UfM partners (dropdowns)

UfM institutional partners
Agency for International Cooperation and Local Development in the Mediterranean (ACIM)

Anna Lindh Foundation

Association of Mediterranean chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME)

British University of Egypt

Business Med

CETMO – Technical Secretariat of the Group of Transport Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO 5+5)

Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS)

Délégation interministérielle à la Méditerranée (DiMed)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Union (EU)/European Commission (EC)

European Economic and Social Committee

European Investment Bank (EIB)

European Training Foundation (ETF)

Institut de Prospective Économique du Monde Méditerranéen (IPEMED)

Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Intermediterranean Commission of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

International Road Transport Union (IRU)

”La Caixa” Foundation

League of Arab States

Marseille Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) 


MedReg – Mediterranean Energy Regulators

Observatoire  Méditerranéen de l´Énergie  (OME) 

Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for Mediterranean (PA-UfM)

Petita i Mitjana Empresa de Catalunya (PIMEC)

Regional Center of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

The Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM)

Tunisian Union of Industry


Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo (UNIMED)

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP-MAP)

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

World Bank

The UfM Secretariat acts as a catalyst of projects, working alongside their promoters throughout the entire project cycle from project structuring and development, including financial planning and fund-raising, to project launch, implementation and monitoring.

UfM project promoters

Agence pour l’aménagement de la vallée du Bouregreg (AAVB)


Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)

Autonomous Region of Sardinia

Bank al-Maghreb (Central Bank of Jordan)

Business Development Center (BDC)

CEED Global

Central Bank of Jordan

Centre International de Hautes Études Agronomiques Méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Chamber of Commerce of Milan (Promos) 

Eastern Mediterranean International School Foundation (EMIS Foundation)

Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

European Investment Bank (EIB)

Euro-Mediterranean Women’s Foundation

German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) 

Giza Governorate

Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med)

Ideaborn – Consultores internacionales en Derechos Humanos

Injaz Al-Arab

Institut Euro-Méditerranéen en Science du Risque (IEMSR)

Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME)

Jordan Wind Project Company PSC (JWPC)

Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE)

Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche Scientifique et de la Formation des Cadres, Royaume du Maroc (MESRCFC)

Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable, République Tunisienne

Ministry of Transport, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Municipality of Jericho

Office de coopération économique pour la Méditerranée et l’Orient (OCEMO)

Office International de l’Eau

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Palestinian National Authority (PNA)

Réseau Entreprendre International (REI)

Réseau Méditerranéen des Écoles d’Ingénieurs (RMEI)

Science Po Paris

Société d’Étude et d’Aménagement des Côtes Nord de la Ville de Sfax (SEACNVS)

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Technical Secretariat of GTMO 5+5 (CETMO)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

The UfM Secretariat works jointly with the promoter in securing the necessary funds to launch a project. Since the Secretariat is not a financial institution and does not grant loans or finance projects directly, its added value lies in the support it extends to promoters in developing financing plans to secure funds, establishing a solid network of partners among donors, financial institutions and private sponsors and approaching potential partners.