Water & Environment

• The blue economy offers enormous potential for job creation and investment in the Mediterranean, thus contributing to human development, stability and regional integration. This untapped potential can only be exploited through the better coordination of maritime affairs among all Mediterranean countries. • The 1st UfM Working Group on the Blue Economy took place in Turku, Finland, with the aim of discussing the state of play of regional cooperation in the different areas relevant to the blue economy, fostering initiatives and projects and preparing for the launch of the UfM Forum on B...
SwitchMed Connect opens ¨Call for contributions¨. You can now submit your ideas until the end of May 2016.

The SwitchMed Connect 2016 will feature a unique blend of expert discussions, entrepreneurial stories, good cases and hands-on applications. The event will be held on the 18-20 October in Barcelona at Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The UfM Secretariat will be partner of SwitchMed Connect 2016, which is currently welcoming proposals to collectively create the agenda of the event. If you are interested in suggesting speakers, sharing project e...

• The southern shores of the Mediterranean are among the world’s most water-scarce, with over 150 million people affected. The UfM is implementing 15 projects specifically on Sustainable Development, representing close to €4 billion in investments for the region • The 1st Meeting of the Drafting Group of the UfM Expert Water Group has taken place in Athens to discuss ways to further cooperate through a common regional agenda.

Barcelona, 18 April 2016. The southern shores of the Mediterranean are among the world’s most water-scarce, with over 150 million people affected. According ...

Better water, better jobs. Better water through enhanced cooperation and integration brings more human development and stability to the Mediterranean. The southern shores of the Mediterranean are among the world’s most water-scarce, with over 150 million people affected. The UfM is implementing 15 projects specifically on Sustainable Development, representing close to €4 billion in investments for the region.

Barcelona, 22 March, 2016. This year UN World Water Day has a simple message to pass – better water, better jobs. The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean stresses th...

• The BlueGreen Med-CS project seeks to promote water and environment cooperation in civil society • The project is based on a capacity building programme that will enable more than 120 civil society organisations (CSOs) to acquire skills in various environmental areas. • With a starting budget of €3.3 million, it will be initially implemented in Albania, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia during 2015-2017 in partnership with the Horizon 2020 Initiative and the United Nations Development Program.

Brussels, 24 February 2016 – A participatory and multi-stakeholder approach on...

• At their first meeting of 2016, the Senior Officials of the Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) approved four new regional projects in the fields of Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment. • The meeting also provided an opportunity for the 43 Member State representatives to highlight the achievements of 2015 with a view to further develop regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean within the framework of the UfM.

Barcelona, 19 February 2016. The Senior Officials of the UfM member countries met on 16 February in Bruss...