Past Events

The Conference’s central aim is to tangibly contribute towards overcoming challenges relating to Water Governance & Financing as well as Water Integrity in the MENA region.

It is organised jointly by two relevant regional projects, the Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector project, led by the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med), and the Water Integrity capacity-building programme for the MENA project, led by the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

This occasion will mark the strategic and operational ...

Barcelona, 11 december 2017. The members of the Union for the Mediterranean meet on a regular basis at the level of Senior Officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the 43 UfM countries, EU institutions and the League of Arab States.

The Senior Officials Meetings (SOM) provide the framework to discuss the current political context and coordinate the work of the UfM Secretariat. They approve the budget and work programme of the Secretariat and set the basis to prepare the Ministerial Meetings. They also discuss the project proposals submitted for approval and endorsement. The Se...

Cairo, Egypt, 6-7 December 2017. – The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) second Annual Conference will take place in Cairo on 6-7 December 2017 and will present the outputs of the second year of EMNES research on the six areas of investigation:

  • The role of institutions and labor markets
  • The role of private sector and Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in achieving an inclusive development model
  • Finance, employment and inclusive growth
  • Human capital, skill mismatch and job creation
  • Macroeconomic policies, firms’ productivity and job creation
  • Regional i...

Naples, Italy, 29-30 November 2017.- In 2015, the Ministers and other Heads of Delegations of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) adopted the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy. To ensure appropriate governance structures, the UfM Forum on Blue Economy was established as a “…framework of dialogue on sustainable blue economy…” composed of various elements, among which the UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy.

The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy will take place in Naples (Italy) on 29-30 November 2017 with the following objectives: i) to...

27 November 2017, Cairo.- The 4th UfM Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society will take place on 27 November 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. The Conference will gather Ministers of the 43 Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean responsible for women affairs and gender equality, under the Co-Presidency of the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Following the previous UfM Ministerial Conferences on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society, held in 2006 in Istanbul, in 2009 in Marrakech and in 2013 in Paris, the ministers will meet to further...


22-24 November 2017, Barcelona. -The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) co-organise, together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization  (UNIDO) and the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) the “Women and Entrepreneurship & Investment program 2017” workshop within the framework of the MedaWeek Barcelona, a leading business and investment event.

The event will take place from Wednesday, 22 November to Friday, 24 November 2017 at Casa Llotja de Mar, Barcelona, Spain.

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