UfM Annual Report 2016
The Union for the Mediterranean is a unique intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all 28 countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
Our mission is to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives with tangible impact on our citizens, with an emphasis on young people, in order to address the three interrelated priorities of the region: regional stability, regional human development, and regional integration through sustainable interconnectivity and development.
As a direct continuation of the Barcelona Process, the creation of the UfM in July 2008 reaffirmed the political desire to strengthen cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
A first phase, 2008-2011, under the Co-Presidency of France and Egypt, was dedicated to launching the UfM and setting up the UfM Secretariat in Barcelona.
A second phase, since 2012, under the Co-Presidency of the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, has witnessed a steady increase in the number of activities and partnerships, growing expertise at the Secretariat and a number of achievements that have given new momentum to Euro-Mediterranean regional cooperation.
Author: Union for the Mediterranean