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 Federica Mogherini at the plenary session of the European Parliament on the situation in Libya

17 April 2019
The recent escalation in Libya started at a moment just when the possibility for peace was becoming real. The LNA [Libyan National Army], led by General [Khalifa] Haftar, attacked Tripoli at the very time when UN Secretary-General [Antonio] Guterres was visiting the country, and on the eve of the…
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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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…
EU Libya

Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the situation in Libya

12 April 2019
The military attack launched by the LNA on Tripoli and the subsequent escalation in and around the capital are endangering civilians, including migrants and refugees, and disrupting the UN-led political process, with the risk of serious consequences for Libya and the wider region, including the…
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EU-funded project held higher Education Conference for Jordanian and Syrian students

12 April 2019
Jordanian Syrian HOPES-Madad students have shared their concerns, ambitions and future plans after graduation during a two-day regional conference on higher education. More than 110 representatives met to discuss latest achievements, innovative and realistic solutions for employability, blended…