UfM activity report 2015: 45 projects approved worth over EUR 5 billion

July 4, 2016
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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat has published the UfM activity report for 2015 highlighting the achievements in the different areas of work during 2015.
Member States have so far approved 45 cooperation projects representing more than EUR 5 billion in investment for the region. Of those projects, 22 of which are already under implementation, benefitting more than 100,000 citizens in the fields of youth employment and inclusive growth, 50,000 in the field of women’s socio-economic empowerment and supporting the development of close to 1,000 small and medium enterprises in the region.
The UfM has also actively contributed to fostering regional dialogue and cooperation by regularly convening partners and stakeholders, who include more than 10,000 representatives from governments and members of parliament, international organisations, financial institutions, the private sector, civil society, universities and international experts.
The recently signed UfM Ministerial Declaration on Regional Cooperation and Planning; the UfM Ministerial Conference: “Towards a common development agenda for the Mediterranean”, held on 26 November 2015 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Barcelona declaration; the EU Foreign Affairs Council’s conclusions, released on 14 December 2015; and the new European Union Neighbourhood Policy for the period 2014-2020 provide new prospects for the UfM and highlights its role as the central platform for regional cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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