UfM region-wide project to provide displaced populations with rapid access to higher education

October 21, 2021
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The Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) met at the level of Senior Officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs. They endorsed a new regional initiative to support access to higher education for the refugee and displaced populations.

The Global Platform for Higher Education received the endorsement of the 42 UfM Member States to its project “Implementing a Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) for Higher Education in Emergencies in the Euro-Med region”.

“Universities and research centres cannot be underestimated as powerful drivers of growth. They act as nerve centres, home to the bold, bright and disruptive sparks of innovation our society thrives on. We must seek to exploit this natural resource to its fullest, allowing our young people to pursue their ambitions in higher education and beyond”, said UfM Secretary General Nasser Kamel. ‎

The Union for the Mediterranean is an intergovernmental institution bringing together the European Union Member States and 15 countries from the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean to promote dialogue and cooperation.

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Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Countries covered:

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