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UFM in short
UFM projects/initiatives
UFM activities in urban policy
UfM in short | Facts & Figures
43 Countries
27 EU member states
16 Southern & Eastern
Mediterranean countries
Total Population > 800 Million
Total GDP > 15 Trillion EUR
UfM in short | Objectives
Enhance cooperation and partnership in the
Mediterranean, through the implementation of
concrete projects
Concrete regional cooperation projects.
Socio-economic development, regional
development and the exchange of knowledge.
integration,
sustainable
Synergy with other key stakeholders in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Co-ownership.
UfM in short | Mission Triangle
Unique Mediterranean
Institution
Projects
for
Progress
Deliver concrete regional
projects
Coordination & consensus
building platform
UfM in short | Governance
The co-presidency
The UfM is chaired by 2 co-presidents, one from the
North: the European Union, and a rotating one from the
South : Jordan.
The Senior Officials
The Senior Officials of the 43 countries are mandated to
deal with all aspects of UFM.
The Secretariat
Based in Barcelona, it is led by a Secretary General,
assisted by 6 Deputy Secretary Generals for the 6
priority areas. It is financed by the European
Commission and contributions by member countries.
UfM in short | Added value
Support of 43 countries
Through the UfM label, the project promoter gains
the support of 43 countries, this awareness and
visibility helps him to further raise support and
mobilize partners.
Facilitate access to finance
The UfM Secretariat acts as a one stop shop through
which project promoters gain access to a strong
network of donors and financial institutions, from
the Mediterranean region and beyond.
Governmental engineering
The UfM Secretariat’s mandate allows it to overcome
difficulties in regional initiatives and mobilize
governments and stakeholders towards a project’s
success.
Make a project idea become a reality
The Secretariat’s network of Euro-Mediterranean
partners as well as its in-house & external expertise
help a project idea become a reality on the ground.
UfM Projects | Priority Areas
DELIVER CONCRETE REGIONAL PROJECTS IN 6 PRIORITY AREAS
Environment and
Water
Transport and Urban
Development
Social and Civil
Affairs
Energy
Higher Education
and Research
Business
Development
UfM Projects | Project Lifecycle
UFM, a ready partner for
project promoters.
UfM Funding Strategy
1
Strengthen relations with Institutional &
Bilateral Financial Institutions
FINANCING
2
Develop long term private sector partnerships
and strategic alliances
OF UFM
PROJECTS
3
Develop financing tools for projects which
complement the existing offer
Activities of the UfM in urban policy
Mandate by UfM Ministers (10 November 2011) to prepare the
UfM Sustainable Urban Strategy
• Call for the elaboration of a Euro-Mediterranean sustainable
urban strategy, respecting the specific pace of economic, social
and environmental development of each state that could be
based on the following preparatory work, to be formulated by the
concerned Senior Official Experts with the support of the
Secretariat of the UfM;
The key points of the UfM urban strategy
• Multi-level strategy be oriented towards the identification of high-quality
projects having most socio-economic impact and cumulated experience shows
that concrete actions are needed to make progress.
• An integrated and comprehensive approach
• A good governance
• The ensurance of the efficient use of public money and maximise effectiveness
in public action, in link with the capability of the managing of dedicated funds
• The support by a spatial substainable strategy for economic development
• An urban programming wich is secure with solid garantees of commitment
from representatives of potential private investor
Pillars of the UfM Sustainable Urban Strategy
UfM Euro-Med
Sustainable
Urban
Strategy
1.A guidance framework for
sustainable Euro-Mediterranean
cities and territories – almost
completed
2.A call to donors - UPFI
(EUR 5 m)
3.Preliminary study for the
Urban Agency for the
Mediterranean
4.An award for urban
innovations to identify and
promote best practices
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In a nutshell
The UfM is a unique Mediterranean platform promoting :
Strong political commitment and collective solidarity, with 43
countries representing an overall population of 800 million citizens.
Co-ownership between the European Union and the Mediterranean
countries.
Regional and sub-regional integration, through large projects to
develop transport, energy and water infrastructures.
Concrete projects to meet the needs of Mediterranean citizens.
Better adaptation to the current regional context, with a focus on
the development of SMEs and job creation.
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