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“Our region is currently facing complex and serious challenges on an unprecedented scale. Those challenges, but also the many socioeconomic and sustainable development opportunities, highlight more than ever the importance of a collaborative approach in the Mediterranean, addressing the root causes through strengthened regional cooperation.

We are promoting, in partnership with all key actors, projects and initiatives with region wide impact. Our paramount priorities are youth employability and inclusive growth, women's empowerment and sustainable development, as they represent a huge human and economic potential for the whole region.

The UfM Secretariat's team
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======== HIGHLIGHT OF UFM ACTVITIES ========
Column Image #1 The ministers of the 5+5 Dialogue welcome the key role of the UfM as a unique forum of cooperation gathering all Mediterranean countries

Column Image #1 The Union for the Mediterranean presents its 2014-2015 report: 33 labelled projects across the region worth more than 5 billion euros

Column Image #1 The Urban Project Finance Initiative (UPFI) promotes €5 billion investment in more than 20 urban projects in the region

Column Image #1 EBRD joins environmental clean-up of Lake Bizerte with €20 million loan

Column Image #1 The MedNC project completes its first phase in Tunisia and further expansion is foreseen in Spain and Egypt

Column Image #1 Sciences Po Paris provides Southern Mediterranean young women leaders with high-level training programme as part of “WoMED – next generation of leaders” project

Column Image #1 The Euro-Mediterranean region needs intercultural and religious actors in the area to take urgent and practical action to confront regional challenges

Column Image #1 Youth employment, training and job creation in the Euro-Mediterranean region: priorities for EU and Maghreb Ministers for Employment

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Upon completion of this internship and return to Morocco I will have the chance to continue working in the same company, but this time as an employee”
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Column Image #1 Hassan Mouatadid, AFD Programme Managerfor Urban Development

Column Image #1 James Hyslop, EBRD Director for Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure

Column Image #1 Mohamed Gouider, CEO SEACNVS – Sfax Taparura Project

======== AGENDA ========
26/10/2015 Inclusive Growth: 15th FEMIP Conference
27/10/2015 UfM Senior Officials’ meeting
29/10/2015 Sustainable Development: Switchmed Connect
4-7/11/2015 Mediterranean Economic Week -Marseille
11/11/2015 Sustainable Development: UfM Ministerial on Blue Economy
17/11/2015 Youth Employability: Kick-off Meeting: Implementation of UfM-labelled programme Mediterranean New Chance (MedNC) in Spain
25-27/11/2015 Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders 2015 - Barcelona
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