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Our Ocean Conference 2017

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:01pm

Malta, 5-6 October 2017. The European Union will host the fourth high-level Our Ocean Conference in Malta on 5 and 6 October 2017. In the spirit of the successful 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions, the conference aims to inspire and empower a new generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists and civil society to identify solutions and commit to actions for safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans.

It follows on from the previous conferences and complements the EU’s Ocean Governance Initiative, which sets out an agenda for ensuring the future of the oceans around the world. Nearly 1000 participants are expected at this visually engaging and interactive 2-day event, including heads of state and government; foreign, economy, environment and fisheries ministers; and other established and up-and-coming ocean leaders in government, business, finance, science and civil society. Young and cutting-edge innovators and entrepreneurs are to share the stage with well-known and dynamic global leaders in ocean conservation.

For further information about the event, please contact Water & Environment Division: water@ufmsecretariat.org

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Second UfM Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Urban Development

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:51pm

Cairo, Egypt, 15-16 May 2017. Second UfM Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Urban Development will take place in Cairo, Egypt on 15-16 May 2017.

For further information about the event, please contact Transport & Urban Development Division: transport@ufmsecretariat.org

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Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Research and Innovation

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:14pm

Malta, 4 May 2017.

For further information about the event, please contact Higher Education & Research Division: education@ufmsecretariat.org

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2017 EMUNI Annual Conference on Youth, Employability and Entrepreneurship

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 1:10pm

Piran, Slovenia, 5-6 April 2017.

More information soon to be published on the event’s page.

For further information about the event, please contact Higher Education & Research Division: education@ufmsecretariat.org

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High Level Working Group on Employment and Labour (HLWG)

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:51am

Barcelona, 28-29 March 2017. The UfM High Level Working Group on Employment and Labour will meet at the UfM Secretariat premises in Barcelona on 28-29 March 2017. The meeting  will discuss the follow-up to the UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour which was held at the Dead Sea in Jordan on 26-27 September 2016, with a view to building a roadmap towards the next Ministerial Conference, which is scheduled to take place in  2019 .

In particular, it will explore the transnational cooperation initiatives which might be developed between interested UfM countries and actors around the key topics of the Ministerial Declaration agreed at the Dead Sea Conference i.e. job creation and entrepreneurship; youth employability and employment services, the transition from informal economy to formal employment; and the promotion of social dialogue. The discussion on each of these topics will be introduced by the presentation of concrete experiences  of policies,  programmes and projects in the UfM countries and will be enriched by information sessions with experts from GIZ, ETF and the ILO.

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Third UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour

Declaration of the Third UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour

Declaration on Social Dialogue, Third UfM Ministerial Conference on Employment and Labour

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Fifth Meeting of the UfM Climate Change Expert Group (UfM CCEG)

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:22pm

Barcelona, 16 March 2017. The Fifth Meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean Climate Change Expert Group (UfM CCEG) with take place on 16 March 2017 at the premises of the Secretariat of the UfM in Barcelona. This meeting is organized back-to-back with the First UfM Working Group on Environment and Climate Change, scheduled for 14-15 March 2017.

This fifth UfM CCEG meeting will gather UfM national focal points as well as representatives from stakeholders and civil society. It will be the occasion to review the operational modalities of the UfM CCEG and the adoption of a new work program.

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UfM Climate Change Expert Group

For further information about the event, please contact Energy & Climate Action Division: energy@ufmsecretariat.org

 

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First UfM-IFIs Transport Project Committee Meeting

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:28pm

Barcelona, 16 March 2017. First UfM-IFIs Transport Project Committee Meeting will take place in Barcelona on 16 March 2017.

For further information about the event, please contact Transport & Urban Development Division: transport@ufmsecretariat.org

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First UfM Regional Dialogue on Transport Connectivity

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:25pm

Barcelona, 15 March 2017. First UfM Regional Dialogue on Transport Connectivity (High-Level Conference) will take place in Barcelona on 15 March 2017.

For further information about the event, please contact Transport & Urban Development Division: transport@ufmsecretariat.org

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Meeting of Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change (MedECC)

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 6:25pm

Barcelona, 13 March 2017. Following the request of the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Change of 2014, the UfM Secretariat supports the emergence of an initiative aiming at assessing the vulnerability of the region regarding climate change. This initiative, called MedECC, gathers around 200 scientists from all over the Mediterranean region and is currently preparing a scientific report to assess the impacts of environmental change in the region.

This meeting will take place on 13 March 2017 in the UfM Secretariat premises in Barcelona and it will be the occasion to present the work accomplished by MedECC and to discuss how to strengthen the link between MedECC and the UfM CCEG.

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MedECC website

For further information about the event, please contact Energy & Climate Action Division: energy@ufmsecretariat.org

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