Annual conference takes stock of cross-border cooperation programmes and delivers hope for the future

Annual conference takes stock of cross-border cooperation programmes and delivers hope for the future

18 April 2019
The cooperation across the external borders of the EU is demonstrating its full potential; after a gradual start, a large majority of neighbourhood cross-border cooperation (CBC) programmes is now running in full speed, and the time is ripe to think about a third cycle of programming, preserving…
UfM Climate week: Stakeholders meet to discuss the impact of climate change on agriculture, the state of climate finance regarding water and renewables

UfM Climate week: Stakeholders meet to discuss the impact of climate change on agriculture, the state of climate finance regarding water and renewables

17 April 2019
The UfM Climate Week took place on 9-11 April in Barcelona, Spain, gathering a wide range of actors (UfM members’ representatives, civil society, IFIs, scientific experts…). Several climate-related meetings were organised to discuss the impact of climate change on agriculture, the state of climate…
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Speech by HR/VP Mogherini at the plenary session of the European Parliament on the US recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory and the possible annexation of the West Bank settlements

17 April 2019
Today we discuss with this debate two separate issues, both originate from the war of 1967 but they are separate ones: on one hand, the decision by the US Administration to recognise the Golan Heights as Israeli territory; and on the other, the Israeli government’s settlement policy in the West…
Recognition of higher education qualifications: experts gathered in Barcelona by the EMUNI University and the UfM Secretariat outline possible ways forward

Recognition of higher education qualifications: experts gathered in Barcelona by the EMUNI University and the UfM Secretariat outline possible ways forward

16 April 2019
The Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI) and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) held together the conference “Recognition of higher education qualifications: Where does the Euro-Mediterranean region stand?” at the headquarters of the UfM Secretariat in Barcelona on 12 April…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV project held training on conducting marine casualty safety investigation

EU-funded SAFEMED IV project held training on conducting marine casualty safety investigation

16 April 2019
The EU-funded SAFEMED IV project held a core skill course for Accident Investigation at the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) premises in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1-5 April 2019. Sixteen participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia attended the…
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The EU for the better integration of immigrants in regions

15 April 2019
The highlight video of the 134's European Committee of Region is live. From the new #Regions4Integration initiative for the better integration of immigrants in regions and the demand for more efficient financing of local communities, to the commemoration ceremony in memory of Pawel Adamowicz, this…
EU-funded SAFEMED IV organised seminar on search and rescue

EU-funded SAFEMED IV organised seminar on search and rescue

15 April 2019
In the framework of the EU-funded SAFEMED IV project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) organised for the first time a Seminar on Search and Rescue (SAR) last month in Lisbon, Portugal. The event was organized in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard and gathered 18 participants from…
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EU to facilitate financing for small businesses in Africa and the European Neighbourhood

15 April 2019
The European Commission makes available €4.2 million under the External Investment Plan to help banks in Africa and the European Neighbourhood better assist underfinanced sectors. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed this support agreement last week in…
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Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the latest settlements’ announcements by the Israeli authorities

12 April 2019
Last week plans for more than 4,600 new housing units for settlers in the occupied West Bank, including the legalisation of an illegal outpost, were announced by the Israeli Higher Planning Council of the Civil Administration. The European Union's position on Israeli settlement policy in the…
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The European Training Foundation meeting to support neighbouring countries in improving the quality of their vocational education and training systems

12 April 2019
Quality assurance is an important tool to make sure the vocational education and training (VET) is effective and relevant. The European Training Foundation (ETF) is working to support EU neighbouring countries in improving the quality of their VET systems. In order to foster the cooperation and…