Barcelona, 30 September 2014. The UfM Executive Projects Director, Mario Mariani, and the UfM Diplomatic Advisor, Arnau Formiguera, met Francesco Pigliaru, the President of the Autonomous region of Sardinia (Italy), on 27 September 2014 in Cagliari.
The meeting aimed to explore ways of cooperation between the UfM Secretariat and the region in UfM priority areas of action such as transport, renewable energies, women empowerment, as well as employment and economic development. President Pigliaru highlighted Sardinia’s strong Euro-Mediterranean vocation and expressed his willingness to work closer with the UfM on Higher Education, Research and Agri-food sectors.
Discussions were preceded by a meeting between the UfM representatives and the Managing Authority of ENPI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme” where they analysed and discussed synergies aiming to encourage further collaboration in the implementation of the programme’s activities for the period 2014-2020.