Transport & Urban Development

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...

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...