At the 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the 5+5 Dialogue in Algiers, the Ministers welcomed the leading role of the UfM, stressing the importance for the General Secretariat to continue promoting practical and structural projects.”
The Ministers of Western Mediterranean countries gathered in Naples (Italy), on 30 November 2017, to endorse and launch the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean – a goal-oriented series of joint actions to make the common sea space safer, cleaner and more productive.
Today the European Commission launched a new initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean region.
More than 200 stakeholders from the maritime community gathered to help shape the future of a joint western Mediterranean basin
Watch the videos and read all about the conclusions of the day.
Barcelona, February 2 – 2017 | Register here
In 2016, four stakeholder meetings have been organised in different cities around the Mediterranean.
In the meantime a lot has happened and the project is well underway.
Now we would like to call on your expertise again to help shape the future of the western Mediterranean.
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After extensive discussions with stakeholders and after having studied numerous policy and research papers, it was concluded that a slight change in course is required for this initiative.
Phase 1 of the project has officially ended in June.
The final reports covering this phase were approved by the European Commission. At the same time it was concluded that there are enough benefits to be gained to move forward into phase 2. Agreement was reached on a, slightly renewed, focus of this initiative and the next steps to be taken.
The WestMed strategy project team that develops a maritime strategy for the Western Mediterranean has activated a dedicated project twitter account. Read more