Transport & Urban Development

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...

The project will streamline the flow of trade and enhance the competitiveness of the logistics in the region, complementing existing training programmes and supporting Mediterranean partners in their efforts to improve the qualifications of personnel in the logistics sector.

Barcelona, 20 December, 2013. Promoted by the European Investment Bank and endorsed by the 43 member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean, the LOGISMED Training Activities (LOGISMED-TA) project was launched in Barcelona in June 2013, following securement of the project’s funding. After completion of the n...

Ministers in charge of transport from the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) gathered on 14 November 2013, in Brussels on the occasion of the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Transport.

Barcelona, 14 November, 2013. The UfM Ministerial Conference on Transport aimed at evaluating the progress made from the first Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference, which took place in Marrakech, in December 2005. On that occasion, the Ministers called for the reinforcement of cooperation within the Mediterranean region in the field of transport. In order to...

Barcelona, 18 June, 2013. Amb. Yigit Alpogan, UfM Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development, participated today in the 15th International Logistics & Material Handling Exhibition (SIL) held in Barcelona during 18-20 June 2013.

This Exhibition is the meeting point for all the logistics activity from the South of Europe, the Mediterranean and Latin America and gathers all the professionals from the logistics industry, being the ideal framework for business deals, networking and knowledge.

After fourteen editions, SIL has become a major logistics and transport trade fair in...