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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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Second UfM Ad-Hoc SOM on Sustainable Urban Development

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 12:22pm

Brussels, 28 February 2017. The second UfM Ad-Hoc SOM on Sustainable Urban Development will take place in Brussels on 28 February 2017.

First  UfM Ad-Hoc SOM on Sustainable Urban Development took place in Barcelona on 24 November 2016.

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

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Sweden and the Union for the Mediterranean sign an agreement in support of regional integration and cooperation in the Mediterranean

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 6:09pm

As a clear signal in support of enhanced regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean, the UfM Secretariat and the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) have signed a €6.5 million multi-annual financing agreement to deepen and amplify UfM specific cooperation initiatives and core activities promoting regional dialogue. Sida’s support will be focused on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, within the wider frame of the UfM mandate. “The Union for the Mediterranean is an action-oriented organisation designed to build and operationalize common agendas in the region. The agreement with Sida is a concrete and substantial contribution to UfM activities and overall regional efforts towards the three strategic objectives of human development, stability and integration. Indeed an example of effective partnership”, underlined UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi.  “The region’s social and economic development is hindered by the low level of economic and regional integration. The main focus of our agreement with the UfM Secretariat is to strengthen integration in the Mediterranean by advancing and amplifying UfM regional dialogue and cooperation initiatives on sectors of particular value for the sharing of best practices, fostering dialogue processes and advancing the regional agenda”, said Anders Frankenberg, Sida’s Director of the regional unit for the Middle East and North Africa. The Swedish Development Agency supports a number of activities in the region and has successfully cooperated with the UfM and project partners on issues related to governance and financing as well as on capacity building related to water. On the occasion of the Second UfM Regional Forum held in January 23-24, 2017, Ministers for Foreign Affairs gave a strong political impulse to the UfM by endorsing a roadmap for action centred on strengthening regional cooperation in the Mediterranean.

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Regional cooperation on research and innovation at the heart of the Mediterranean Agenda

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:52pm

Barcelona, 14 February 2017. The Director for International Cooperation at the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, Cristina Russo, visited the UfM Secretariat today. Cristina Russo held talks with the UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, on Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in the field of research and innovation. They decided to strengthen cooperation in a strategic sector of high priority for the European Union and the UfM. This visit was also a chance for Ms Russo to meet several representatives of the UfM Secretariat and exchange views on ongoing and future activities related to business development, energy and climate action, water and the environment which include research and innovation.

The discussions centred on ways to promote regional stability, human development and integration through Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in research and innovation. They addressed in particular major regional initiatives including the BLUEMED Initiative on Research and Innovation for Blue Jobs and Growth in the Mediterranean Area and the PRIMA (Partnership in Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) Initiative on sustainable food systems and water resources. The discussions also covered preparations for the upcoming Ministerial Conference on Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation through Research and Innovation to be held under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 3-4 May 2017.

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Stakeholder conference on the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 4:37pm

Barcelona, 2 February 2017.

The European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean are glad to announce the “Stakeholder conference on the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean“, which will take place on Thursday 2 February 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

The event is organized by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean and aims to promote an exchange of views among stakeholders operating in the maritime sector, namely businesses, researchers, institutes, national and local authorities belonging to the Western Mediterranean Countries (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania).

The outcomes of the conference will be used to complete the assessment of the feasibility and added value of a possible sea-basin based initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean.

Please address any questions you may have to:
westmed-initiative@ecorys.es

We invite you to save this date in your agendas and periodically consult the website below:
http://www.westmed-initiative.eu/events/

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UfM CCEG meeting | 16 March 2017 and MEDECC meeting | 13 March 2017

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 1:40pm


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