IMAP-MPA Project

IMAP-MPA Project - Towards achieving the Good Environmental Status of the Mediterranean Sea and Coast through an Ecologically Representative and Efficiently Managed and Monitored Network of Marine Protected Areas

2019-2022 Budget: €4 million

The project will strengthen and further develop the marine protected areas network and will support the achievement of the «Good Environmental Status» (GES) of the Mediterranean Sea.

Euromesco Policy Brief n°103 – Youth water cooperation in the Mediterranean: challenges and the way forward

Euromesco Policy Brief n°103 – Youth water cooperation in the Mediterranean: challenges and the way forward

05 December 2019
Youths represent more than half of the population of the southern shore of the Mediterranean and thus are extremely important in the development of the region. Within the context of the current water challenges in the Mediterranean region, young people are making a difference by adopting innovative…
First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

First Union for the Mediterranean Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing to be held in Rome

04 December 2019
The first UfM Annual Conference on Water Investment and Financing, organised in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED), will be held on 5 December 2019 in Rome, Italy. The special topic of the conference is “Public-Private Partnerships and Financial Sustainability of the Water Sector…
President von der Leyen

Speech by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the COP25 in Madrid

03 December 2019
In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. Our goal is to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. If we want to achieve that goal, we have to act now, we have to implement our policies now. Because we know that this transition needs a generational…
Clima-Med project at COP 25

Clima-Med to showcase regional actions tackling climate change in the South Mediterranean jointly with the UfM during the COP25 in Madrid, Spain

03 December 2019
The Clima-Med project is joining the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in Madrid, Spain from 2-13 December 2019, under the Presidency of the Government of Chile. Together with…
HR/VP Josep Borrell

HR/VP Josep Borrell: A stronger European Union within a better, greener and safer world

02 December 2019
On 1 December, Josep Borrell assumed the post of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. " I am privileged and honoured to take up the role of the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…
“Clean Energy for all Europeans" Package: Implications and Opportunities for the Mediterranean

“Clean Energy for all Europeans" Package: Implications and Opportunities for the Mediterranean

29 November 2019
This briefing on the legislative package "Clean Energy for all Europeans" - CE4ALL explores various options for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries to cooperate with European Union Member States. The focus of cooperation options is in the area of deploying renewable energy sources,…
meetMED report : Energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies and policies

meetMED report : Energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies and policies

28 November 2019
This meetMED report forms part of the initial activity of the project ‘Mitigation Enabling Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Region’ (meetMED) and focuses on the ‘Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategies and Policies’ implemented in the meetMED target countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV project training focused on port facility security

EU-funded SAFEMED IV project training focused on port facility security

28 November 2019
The training on port facility security under the Maritime Security component of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project took place on 19 – 20 November 2019 at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) premises in Lisbon. 14 participants from Israel, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia attended the…