Union for the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean had been institutionalized by the Ministerial Summit, held in Marseille, France in 2008. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs decided to establish a Co-Presidency, a Joint Permanent Committee (comprised of diplomats from all member states) and a Secretariat. There is also a group of Senior Officials (mandated by the Foreign Ministers), who prepare the Ministerial Summits. The Ministerial Summits, along with the Senior Officials, undertake the necessary preparations for the bi-annual Summits of Heads of State and Government.

The states around the Mediterranean have achieved (through the Union and with the participation of the entire European Union) a reasonable minimum of political stability, freedom and pluralism. As they seek to enhance what has already been achieved, they also try to coordinate their policies in order to implement a sound macro-economic policy, which could inspire confidence among both domestic and foreign investors. Moreover, the Union focuses on protecting the environment and the maritime passages. Last but not least, the Union for the Mediterranean promotes the intercultural dialogue and seeks to strengthen the network of inter-state relations of civil societies.

The topics to be discussed are:

Topic Area: 10 years of Union for the Mediterranean: Forging a comprehensive strategy for the empowerment of women and youth in the social, economic and public life in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Member States

Albania | Kaklatzis, Pavlos
Algeria | Demerouti, Sofia
Austria | Felekidou, Maria-Eirini
Belgium | Angelidaki, Styliani-Kyriaki
Bosnia and Herzegovina | Markopoulou, Anastasia
Bulgaria | Angelakopoulou, Zoi
Cyprus | Pagkrati, Andriana
Czech Republic | Grylli, Ioanna
Denmark | Papadopoulou, Evangelia
Egypt | Mikelatou, Glykeria
Estonia | Sarakinioti, Thomais
Finland | Favva, Areti
France | Taflampa, Sofia
Germany | Kopaila, Eleni
Greece | Mastora, Christina
Hungary | Karavasilis, Christos
Ireland | Ioakeimidou, Alexandra
Israel | Stamatiou, Evangelos
Italy | Kafkias, Vasileios
Jordan | Tampoura, Myrto
Latvia | Vastardi, Maria
Lebanon | Koukouzeli, Iro
Lithuania | Alnakhala, Nesma
Luxembourg | Georgiou, Konstantinos
Malta | Nikolaidou, Marianthi
Monaco | Tsitsani, Aikaterini
Montenegro | Vavourakis, George
Morocco | Koleidis, Ioannis
Netherlands | Tsaroucha, Evangelia-Kalliopi
Palestine | Papathanasiou, Timotheos
Poland | Portokali, Kyriaki
Portugal | Mastoraki, Kalliopi Maria
Romania | Kamnakis, Antonios
Slovakia | Flampouris, Konstantinos
Spain | Fragkouli, Aikaterini
Sweden | Varelas, Nikolaos
Tunisia | Tsangaridou, Anastasia - Sofia
Turkey | Christopoulou, Ilektra
United Kingdom | Nguyen, Phuoc An

 

Observers

EU | Kanaki, Anna
Libya | Theodosaki, Kyriaki

Board

President | Papoulias, Nikolaos
Secretary General | Papanikolaou, Terpsithea