Transport & Urban Development

The UfM’s Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI) Workshop brings all relevant stakeholders and promoters involved in the initiative together for the first time, marking the start of its second phase. Laila Iskandar, the Minister of State for Urban Renewal and Informal Areas of Egypt; Anis Ghdira, the Secretary of State for Housing of the Government of Tunisia; and Mohammed Jalayta, the Mayor of Jericho (Palestine), are attending the workshop, along with high-level representatives from international financial institutions and 60 participants from six countries involved in 15 UPFI p...
The UfM High-Level Conference on the Financing of the Future Trans-Mediterranean Transport Network (TMN-T) successfully gathered over 120 participants before the Euro-Mediterranean Partners. The event was attended by the Minister of Transport of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Lina Shbeeb, in her capacity as Co-Chair of the UfM, as well as by the main European and international financial institutions, donors and private companies.

Barcelona, 11 December 2014. The UfM High-Level Conference on the Financing of the Future Trans-Mediterranean Transport Network (TMN-T) successfully...

• The Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) member states met for the sixth time in the year 2014 in Barcelona. Five new projects promoting young people’s employability, job opportunities, entrepreneurship, urban sustainable development and water management transparency were approved. • The UfM Senior Officials approved unanimously the renewal of the mandate of Fathallah Sijilmassi as Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean for a second mandate of three years.

Barcelona, 5 December 2014. The Senior Officials of the UfM member countries approved the...

During the three-day conference, Claudio Cortese, Senior Deputy Secretary General for Business Development; Teresa Ribeiro, Deputy Secretary General for Energy; Naser Tahboub, Deputy Secretary General for Environment and Water; and Salvatore D’Alfonso, UfM Transport and Urban Development project manager, discussed renewable energies, eco-efficiency, green finances, entrepreneurship, education, free zones and the integration of the Maghreb region

Barcelona, 28 November 2014 - The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) actively participated in the eighth edition of the M...

Barcelona, 7 November 2014. In the framework of the 8th Conference of Western Mediterranean Transport Ministers (GTMO 5+5) held in Lisbon on 22 October 2014, the UfM Secretariat praised the increasingly close and effective coordination between the Union for the Mediterranean and the Western Mediterranean Forum (5+5 Dialogue).

Operational cooperation in the field of transport was fully consolidated on 14 November 2013, after the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UfM Secretariat and the Group of Transports Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO) within the...

The UfM Secretariat aims to positively contribute towards sustainable urban development in the region by promoting innovative urban renewal, regeneration and development through specific urban projects and framework initiatives, such as the Euro-Mediterranean Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI).

Barcelona, 29 October 2014 – Within the framework of the World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference Barcelona (WSB14 Barcelona), the UfM Secretariat hosted a session entitled “Addressing the challenges and creating opportunities for sustainable development in the Mediterranean region: What rol...