The “UfM Euro-Mediterranean Sustainable Urban Development Strategy: 4th Senior Official Experts Meeting” hosted by the Secretariat of the UfM, will be held in Barcelona on 22 February 2013, with the participation of the Senior Official Experts (SOEs) from UfM member countries as well as numerous institutions working on urban development matters.
During the meeting, the work on the different elements of the Strategy will continue. The latest version of the “Guidance framework for sustainable Euro-Mediterranean cities and territories” will be discussed and reviewed. The progress on the Project Identification Study of the Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI), to favour the emergence of sustainable urban development projects likely to be labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean, will be shared by the consultants in charge. Finally, the IEMed will present the latest developments regarding the study which has been launched, on an award for urban innovations to identify and promote best practices, and to determine if the creation of a coherent mechanism such as an Urban Agency for the Mediterranean, is needed to support sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean.