Transport & Urban Development

Barcelona, 15 June 2014. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has hosted the first UPFI Project Committee meeting at its headquarters, in Barcelona. This meeting took place right before the official endorsement by the UfM member states of the first project promoted within the framework of the Initiative, the Imbaba Urban Upgrading Project, which took place at the UfM Senior Officials Meeting, on 2-3 June.

In consultation with the financial institutions and the European Commission, this project committee prepared an overview of the projects’ progress in order to create t...

The 43 countries comprising the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) have approved four new projects promoting mobile financial services, urban sustainable development, private sector development and cooperation among civil society organisations in the field of water and environment, respectively.

Barcelona, 3 June, 2014. The Senior Officials of the 43 UfM member countries approved the adoption of four important projects during their Senior Officials Meeting that took place in Brussels on 2 and 3 June:

Mobile Finance – Promoting Financial Inclusion via Mobile Financial Services in the...

An action plan concerning the key aspects of the Trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis’ management was discussed in a participatory manner during a “Working days: Horizontal Actions for the Integration and Coordination of the Trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis management” seminar.

Barcelona, 7 May, 2014. A high-level seminar entitled ‘Working days: Horizontal Actions for the Integration and Coordination of the Trans-Maghreb Motorway Axis management’ was held at the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, in Barcelona, on 6-7 May 2014. The Working Days seminar was jointly organised by the...

In the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean Senior Officials Meeting, the UfM Secretariat officially launched the Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI). UPFI is the financial component of the ‘Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy’, which aims to create a shared and common framework for the development of sustainable urban and territorial development strategies and projects.

Barcelona, 7 April 2014. On the occasion of the Senior Officials Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean, which is being held on 7 and 8 April at its headquarters in Barcelona, t...

The UfM-labelled project “Jordanian National Railway project as part of a Regional Railway Network” has been selected among the 2014 Strategic Top 100 Global Infrastructure Projects by CG/LA Infrastructure. Its main expected result is to achieve a closer integration among the transport markets of the Mediterranean, thus making transport connections faster, cheaper and more efficient to the benefit of citizens and business.

Barcelona, 26 February, 2014. The UfM-labelled project “Jordanian National Railway project as part of a Regional Railway Network” has been selected as one of the...

The official launch of the Urban Project Finance Initiative is due to take place in the first half of 2014.

Barcelona, 4 February 2014. The UfM Secretariat participated today in the seminar Urban Development in the FEMIP Region, held in Luxembourg on the occasion of the FEMIP Committee meeting. The seminar aims to discuss urban development challenges in the FEMIP region, as well as the Urban Project Finance Initiative (UPFI) and the Medinas 2030 initiative.

The Urban Project Finance Initiative (UPFI) is one of the pillars of the Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Stra...