Past Events

Brussels, Belgium, 20 December 2016.

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMS) is pleased to announce the Sixth Meeting of the Water Expert Group (WEG), scheduled to take place on 20 December 2016 in Brussels.

The Meeting is of paramount importance as a step towards the UfM Ministerial Meeting on Water which is to be held in Malta in 2017.

The 6th WEG Meeting will contribute to the consultation towards a draft ministerial declaration, integrating and expanding contents of the UfM regional water agenda.

For further information about the event, please contact Water & E...

UfM Secretariat, Barcelona, 15 December 2016.

The UfM Secretariat will host the UfM regional meeting on higher education internationalisation and academic mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean area on 15 December 2016 in UfM Secretariat in Barcelona.

The meeting will bring together representatives from UfM Member States, the European Union and key relevant actors and stakeholders with the objective of strengthening cooperation and synergies on this evolving issue in view of amplifying quality partnerships between educational institutions throughout the Mediterranean and enhancing further ...

Barcelona, 12-15 December 2016.

The 8th Information and Training Seminar for Euro-Mediterranean Diplomats will take place at the Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat in Barcelona.

On June 28th 2016, the publication of the global strategy of the European Union on foreign affairs and security by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has redefined the Union’s priorities towards its neighbourhood. Numerous changes are at stake regarding the regional cooperation issues with Southern and Eastern countries of the Mediterranean and the EU. A more p...

Barcelona, 5 December 2016.

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...

Tunis, Tunisia, 5-6 December 2016.

The 2nd Regional Conference of the UfM labelled project Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector will be co-organised by the Union for the Mediterranean on 5-6 December in Tunis, Tunisia. Moreover, the UfM Workshop on the PRPI will be held in the same dates.

About the project

“Governance & Financing for the Mediterranean Water Sector” aims to deliver a set of country analysis and a regional action plan to improve the public governance and attract investments to the water sector of the Mediterranean region.

“Governance & Financing for ...

Rome, 1 December 2016.

The UfM Ministerial Meeting on Energy will be held in Rome on 1 December and will be hosted by Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda. The 43 members of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) agreed to step up regional cooperation on energy in order to deliver a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply, a major factor for stability and shared prosperity in the Mediterranean region.

At the meeting, co-chaired by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the ...