Past Events

22-24 November 2017, Barcelona. - The Mediterranean can benefit from its current regional riches, in a way to strategize towards a progressive future. It should maximize its social resources – such as its vast human capital and young talent – and translate them into dynamic entrepreneurship and digital innovation, particularly in services. The region’s diversity should not result in fragmentation, but as a quality and advantage to: amplify and diversify economic trends, attract investment, and strengthen international cooperation between northern and southern Mediterranean count...

14 November 2017, Bonn, Germany.- Keeping the global temperature rise to below 2º C and raising USD 100 billion per year until 2020 to support climate action, the targets set by the Paris Agreement, call for a coordinated and regional strategy that cannot rely solely on nationally-determined contributions. In line with its mandate to enhance regional cooperation on climate action, the Union for the Mediterranean is deeply engaged in the development of a common, region-wide Mediterranean Climate Agenda.

Strongly linking the regional agenda to the global one, the UfM Secretariat actively p...

14 and 15 November 2017, Algiers, Algeria. – The high level regional Conference “Creativity, Employment and Economic Development in the Southern Mediterranean”, is organized by the Algerian Ministry of Industry and Mines together with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) . The event will take place in Algiers on 14 and 15 November 2017.

The conference is organized within the framework of the project “Creative Mediterranean: Development of clusters in Cultural and Creative Industries in the Southern Mediterranean”, whic...

14-15 November 2017, Brussels, Belgium. – Unemployment and especially youth unemployment is widely considered to be the greatest single challenge facing the Southern Neighbourhood. The region has the lowest employment rate in the world, and an exceptionally low rate of female employment. This issue is central to the economic development and social cohesion challenges faced by the region, which impact directly on Europe – migration, security and the fight against exclusion and extremism.
The 2016 Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour, which was...

10 November 2017, Barcelona. – The meeting will bring together key partners of the UfM region, IFIs and donors, with the objective of exchanging views on the financial scheme of the labelled and future projects.

9 November 2017, Bruxelles.- The UfM Regional Platform on Sustainable Urban Development will discuss the operational steps to be taken to implement the UfM Urban Agenda, fostering innovative and sustainable solutions, promoting better knowledge and best practices on common urban development priorities, and identifying new projects that would be replicated in the region.