Social & Civil Affairs

• The UfM Secretariat’s projects and initiatives specifically addressing women’s empowerment and gender equality benefit more than 50,000 women in 20 Euro-Mediterranean countries. Additionally, a gender mainstreaming policy is always ensured in all UfM projects. • The region could increase its per capita GDP by 25%, by enabling women’s equal participation in public life and the labour market. • Ministers of UfM Member countries will convene this year at the fourth Ministerial Meeting on “Strengthening the Role of Women in Society” to adopt a new Gender Equality agenda for the Euro-Medite...
Round Table to be organised by UNIDO on 4 April 2017 in Rome, Italy in the framework of the UfM labelled project “Promoting women empowerment for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development in the MENA region”, funded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

The Round Table will provide the platform to launch and discuss the UNIDO Technical Paper  “A study on Women Entrepreneurship Development in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia”, which is based on an extensive survey on 1210 women entrepreneurs of the region. The objective ...

The teachers’ trainings are organised under the framework of the UfM labelled project “Forming Responsible Citizens”, promoted by Ideaborn and funded by the Norwegian and Monaco governments. The project aims at establishing schools as a key vehicle for transmitting citizenship and gender equality values and is implemented in partnership with national partners and in close coordination with the national ministries of education.

In Tunisia, the 5 days training started the 26th of February in three schools, organised by the national partner, the Social Development Center.  The objective i...

The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the President of the Women for Africa Foundation, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, signed a collaboration agreement to work on projects and joint activities for the promotion of women’s empowerment in the Mediterranean.

Barcelona, 28 January, 2017. The agreement was signed at the UfM headquarters in Barcelona at the Second Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean, which was held on 23-24 January under the theme Mediterranean in Action: Youth for Stability and Development. The UfM Senior Deputy ...

• A UfMS delegation shared its views on the main regional challenges affecting the Euro-Mediterranean region and presented UfM action on job creation, highlighting the 3rd UfM Ministerial Conference on Labour and Employment and the integrated employability program Med4Jobs. • ‎The Summit, inaugurated by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, brought together 120 participants from a range of economic and social councils and similar institutions from UfM Member States.

Vravrona, Greece, 26 October. A delegation from the UfM Secretariat headed by Diplomatic Advisor and Spokesperson Ser...

600 civil society and stakeholders gathered in Malta to network and address intercultural dialogue, migrations, women empowerment and the need to counter extremism at the Mediterranean Forum organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation.

La Valletta, October 23-26. The Anna Lindh Foundation held its Mediterranean Forum on October 23-26 in la Valletta, Malta. This important regional civil society event gathered a unique regional network of key stakeholders, policy-makers, international media and donors, all committed to tackle together the region’s most critical problems.

The Forum was also a...