Transport & Urban Development

Three new projects adopted by the Union for the Mediterranean envisage the construction of a Jordanian National Railway as part of a regional railway network; the improvement of Higher education on food security and rural development; and the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean Development Centre for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Barcelona, 29 January, 2013. – The Senior Officials of the 43 UfM member states recently approved three new projects to be coordinated by the Union for the Mediterranean. The new projects will contribute to the improvement of the Mediterranean transport...

The Initiative, co-sponsored by the UfM, aims to create a pipeline of 10 to 15 innovative projects on Sustainable Urban Development in the Southern Mediterranean region, with a financial framework of 5 million Euros.

Barcelona, 9 November 2012. The kick-off meeting of the Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI) was hosted by the UfM Secretariat on Friday, 9November 2012 in Barcelona. The UPFI Initiative isco-ordinated by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), and it counts on the support of the European Commission.

The UPFI Initiative is the second ...

Discussions focused on the developments made on the four components of the Strategy since the second meeting, held in Barcelona last 25 May 2012. The work is advancing successfully towards the completion of the Strategy.

Barcelona – 12 October 2012The Third Senior Official Experts Meeting on the definition of the UfM Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy was held in Barcelona on 11 October 2012. Following a presentation on the latest modifications to the draft Guidance Framework (GF) for Sustainable Euro-Mediterranean Cities and Territories, the participants pra...

The award rewards the joint activity of the UfM, the Center for Transport Studies of the Western Mediterranean (CETMO) and the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) to raise awareness of the project and build the project framework.

Lecce (Italy), 12 October 2012. UfM project LOGISMEDTA received the prestigious RAILMED Award for Innovative International Projects in the field of transport during the International Forum “RAILMED, a Project for MEDA 2020”, celebrated in the Italian city of Lecce on 11-12 October 2012.

The RAILMED Project is promoted by the European Parliament, UNIMED...

The six-year-term project will focus during the first phase on the training activities at the intermodal platforms in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, which will be in operation in 2015, and it will result in a more competitive and efficient network of Euro-Mediterranean logistic platforms.

Cairo, 8th October 2012. After having visited Morocco and Tunisia in May 2012, an UfM delegation headed by Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alpogan visited Egypt with the aim to raise awareness on the UfM project “Training Activities under the Program on the Development of a Network of Euro-Mediterranean ...

The UfM Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy Second Senior Official Experts (SOEs) Meeting was held in Barcelona on 25th May 2012 with the participation of 8 countries and 14 institutions.

Barcelona – The objective of this second meeting was to continue the work on the formulation of the UfM Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy, by the Senior Official Experts with the support of the Secretariat, as entrusted by the First UfM Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Urban Development, held in Strasbourg in November 2011.

 

The Draft Guidance Framework ...