The UfM is an intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation that brings together the countries of the EU and 15 countries of the South and East Mediterranean. As a direct continuation of the Barcelona Process, the launch of the UfM in 2008 was a reflection of its 43 member states’ shared political commitment to the enhancement of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership. Established in 2010 in Barcelona, the UfM Secretariat is the first permanent structure dedicated to the implementation of this partnership. The UfM has continuously worked to promote political dialogue to create an area of peace, security, stability and shared prosperity.
The Euro-Mediterranean region is at the forefront of many pressing global challenges such as migration, climate change, water scarcity or youth unemployment. In this context, the UfM aims to promote common regional responses in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, contributing at regional level to the implementation of this global agenda.