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Union for the Mediterranean

The UfM's goal is to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives with tangible impact on citizens.

The UfM has consolidated an action-driven methodology, with a common ambition of creating effective links between the policy dimension and its operational translation into concrete projects and initiatives on the ground to adequately address the challenges of the region and its key interrelated priorities.

This methodology is composed of three components: 

  1. political fora, 

  2. dialogue platforms 

  3. and regional projects – namely the “Three Ps”.

The UfM builds its identity around a political dimension, of Ministerial and governmental representatives’ meetings that define the priorities of the work through the adoption of a common regional agenda. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs meet once a year at the UfM Regional Forum to define strategic areas and priorities. Declarations adopted by consensus by the 43 Ministers define the scope and objectives of this common agenda. Sectorial ministerial meetings usefully complement the political dialogue by addressing key strategic priorities in the region.

Ministerial Declarations allow the UfM Secretariat to structure accordingly platforms for regional dialogue and cooperation. These regional platforms have involved a cooperative network of over 25,000 stakeholders from around the Mediterranean.

The UfM identifies and supports concrete regional cooperation projects that enhance partnerships and interactions in the region between promoters, partners and beneficiaries through the scaling up effect and development of innovative initiatives. The UfM acts as a catalyst of projects, accompanying promoters throughout the project lifecycle and enhancing regional dialogue to create synergies for partnerships.

UfM x PPRD Med 

The UfM (Union for the Mediterranean) offers assistance and backing for the PPRD Med (Prevention, Preparedness, and Response to Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Mediterranean) program, bolstering its efforts to enhance disaster prevention, preparedness, and response in the Mediterranean region. This collaboration entails a range of initiatives and resources aimed at strengthening the resilience of Mediterranean countries to both natural and man-made disasters. Through its support, the UfM plays a crucial role in fostering cooperation and coordination among regional stakeholders to ensure the safety and well-being of Mediterranean communities in the face of various hazards and emergencies.

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