Transport & Urban Development

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) launched today the LOGISMED Training Activities (LOGISMED-TA) project, which aims at reinforcing the Mediterranean logistics sector. This key project will serve as a vector for development in the Southern Mediterranean countries in view of facilitating transport and strengthening trade flows in the region.

Barcelona, 17 June, 2013. The Ministers of Transport of Morocco and Tunisia; the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle; and the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Philippe ...

The LOGISMED Training Activities (LOGISMED-TA) project will contribute to the creation of a more competitive and efficient network of Euro-Mediterranean Logistics Platforms by increasing the training offer and improving the level of qualifications of the logistics platforms’ personnel. These series of training activities will be implemented during the period 2013-2018 in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean will hold the Launching Conference of the LOGISMED Training Activities (LOGISMED-TA) project on 17 June, 2013 at the Palace of Pedralbes, in B...

Barcelona, 15 May 2013. The preparatory work of the UfM Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy that started in March 2012 following the request by the First Ministerial Conference of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on Sustainable Urban Development (Strasbourg, November 2011), has been successfully concluded on the occasion of the Fifth Senior Official Experts Meeting.

The main elements of the Strategy, namely, the ‘UfM Guidance Framework for Sustainable Euro-Mediterranean Cities and Territories’; the ‘Study for the Creation of an Urban Agency for the Medit...

Geneva, 17 April 2013. UfM Secretariat Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Yigit Alpogan, and International Road Transport Union (IRU) Secretary General Emeritus, Mr. Martin Marmy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim to further facilitate and secure trade around the Mediterranean basin by implementing key UN multilateral trade and transport facilitation instruments, such as the TIR and Harmonization Conventions. The MoU also focuses on improving professional road transport training in the UfM countries through the IRU Academy.

The signature of this MoU will foster the...

Discussions between UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi and Turkish Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Transport focused on possible ways of operational cooperation between Turkey and the Secretariat of the UfM, especially in the area of transport.

Ankara, 18 March, 2013. UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, paid an official visit to Turkey on 13-14 March 2013. During the visit, he held talks with H.E. Binali Yildirim, Minister of Transport, and H.E. Ahmed Davutoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also visited the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA).

During the meeting ...

The Fourth Senior Officials Experts Meeting took place at the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, in Barcelona. Crucial steps have been accomplished for the conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy during the last few months.

Barcelona, 22 February 2013. Senior Official Experts (SOEs) from UfM partner countries, representatives from the European Commission, the Arab League, International Financial Institutions (IFI’s), as well as numerous institutions working on urban matters, met in Barcelona on the occasion of the Fourth Senior Officials E...