The project-oriented conference “Women’s Socio-Economic Empowerment: Project for Progress” was mandated by the Third Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society, held in Paris on 11 September 2013. Ministers supported the development of projects on women empowerment and encouraged the UfM Secretariat to identify, promote and facilitate funding for regional projects.
This two-day international and multi-stakeholder Conference will gather governmental representatives, international development agencies from the region and beyond, international organisations dealing with women empowerment and gender equality, private sector and civil society representatives, as well as promoters of current and potential future projects of the Union for the Mediterranean.
Objectives of the Conference
The Conference aims to:
- Identify priority initiatives and programs in the field of socio-economic empowerment of women in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
- Help develop stronger synergies and coherence among key stakeholders in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and facilitate institutional and financial support for specific projects advancing women empowerment.
- Encourage the presentation of project proposals with a regional dimension to the UfM Secretariat.
CALL FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PROJECT PROPOSALS IN THE FIELD OF GENDER AFFAIRS TO THE UfM SECRETARIAT
In an effort to successfully secure the conference’s tangible outcomes and provide women with a stronger role in society through the promotion of feasible regional cooperation projects, the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean invites all interested stakeholders dealing with socio-economic empowerment of women to submit specific project proposals for appraisal and potential endorsement and labelling by the Union for the Mediterranean Member States.
Proposals will be assessed following the Union for the Mediterranean project criteria and brought to the attention of the conference’s participants, namely possible donors and project partners.
All the information on how to submit project proposals to the UfM Secretariat, the general project criteria and the necessary templates can be found here: