ARLEM: Sustainable development and ENP review to be discussed in Cyprus

January 11, 2016
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The seventh plenary session of ARLEM (Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly) will be held in Nicosia (Cyprus) on 18-19 January 2016, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the co-chair of the Assembly, has announced.

According the official statement, the discussion at the annual session will focus on sustainable development and employment and territorial development in the Mediterranean region. Two reports will be presented at the event (these will be posted on the ARLEM website in the near future).
The plenary session will adopt the ARLEM Action Plan for 2016. The participants will also examine cooperation between local and regional authorities and civil society aimed at facilitating territorial development.
Discussions at the event will also cover the ongoing review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and, in the current context, ARLEM will discuss “management of migration” in the Mediterranean region.
Finally, it is expected that local authorities on both sides of the Mediterranean will examine the prospect of “territorial development” in Libya and offer their experience to the country with the aim of helping its reconstruction and restructuring.


Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia