Mediterranean Transport Ministers call for reinforced cooperation in transport and logistics

Mediterranean Transport Ministers call for reinforced cooperation in transport and logistics

14 December 2018
In the framework of the Ninth Conference of Group of Transport Ministers of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO 5+5) held in Nouakchott (Mauritania) on 11-12 December 2018, the Ministers welcomed the leading role of the UfM in the promotion of regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of…
UfM at COP24: Climate action initiatives in the Mediterranean need science-based policies

The Union for the Mediterranean at COP24: Climate action initiatives in the Mediterranean need science-based policies

13 December 2018
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has actively participated in COP24 in Poland, where it has presented two studies on the impact of climate change and on the state of play of climate finance in the region. A call for action towards a shared Mediterranean Climate Agenda is…
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Energy regulators across Europe and the Eastern and Mediterranean region sign cooperation arrangement

13 December 2018
Three regional associations of energy regulatory authorities signed a Cooperation Arrangement yesterday in Vienna, Austria, that will strengthen regulatory cooperation between energy regulators across Europe through to the Mediterranean, South East Europe and Black Sea regions. The Council of…
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EU-funded project provides Economic Development Master classes to Mediterranean executives

12 December 2018
The Economic Development Master Classes are being launched as part of EBSOMED, a project co-financed by the European Union to strengthen business support organisations and business networks in the southern neighbourhood. The Economic Development Master Classes are certified training courses for…
2018 ClimaMed regional photo contest first prize

EU-funded ClimaMed announced 2018 regional photo contest winners

12 December 2018
The EU-funded ClimaMed project has announced the winners of its regional photo contest 2018. The regional competition, organized by Clima-Med in collaboration with the European Union, was launched on November 16th to bring awareness on how climate is affecting daily life and landscapes in South…
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EU funded SAFEMED IV project organises a seminar for ENP-South countries

10 December 2018
In the framework of the EU funded SAFEMED IV project, EMSA has undertaken the organisation of the Med MoU PSC Seminar. The seminar was hosted at EMSA premises, in Lisbon, from 26 to 29 November 2018. Overall, 16 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia have…
The EU at the Marrakesh Conference

The EU at the Marrakesh Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Migration

10 December 2018
The European Union participates today and tomorrow at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakesh to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. At an early stage the EU contributed to the discussions and work on the Compact. The Compact provides the first international…
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Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on Human Rights Day

10 December 2018
On this day, 70 years ago, the Member States of the United Nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This step brought the world together after the greatest tragedy in human history. We have come a long way since then. The EU remains a staunch supporter of civil…
UfM Mediterranean New Chance Network to provide concrete solutions to unemployment

UfM Mediterranean New Chance Network to provide concrete solutions to unemployment

07 December 2018
Youth unemployment rates in the region are among the highest in the world. It is particularly urgent to implement solutions that enable young people without employment, education or training (NEETs) to find a place in the labour market and society. With this in mind, the Institut européen de…
EMNES Policy Paper No 002 -  Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

EMNES Policy Paper No 002 - Female labour force participation and entrepreneurship: The missing pillar for inclusive and sustainable economic development in MENA?

04 December 2018
Despite substantial investment in women’s education in the MENA region and a significant increase in their educational attainment, women’s labour force participation remains very low. In 2017, Women’s Labour Force Participation (LFP) was averaging 21% in the MENA region, well below the OECD average…