Cooperation in the Water sector
Union for the Mediterranean

UfM secretariat

Folder UfM

Union for the Mediterranean:

The Union for the Mediterranean (French: Union pour la Méditerranée), known before by "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)" and previously known as the "Mediterranean Union" (French: Union méditerranéenne), is a community initiated on 13 July 2008 by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. It is a new formulation of the existing (since 1995) Euromediterranean Partnership, also known as the Barcelona Process. The act unites all EU members with several non-EU countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.

It aims to infuse new vitality into the partnership, offering more balanced governance and increased visibility.

PDF Joint Declaration of "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean" - Paris, 13 July 2008
PDF Final statement - Ministers of Foreign Affairs 3-4 November 2008, Marseille
URL Final declaration of the Ministerial conference on water, December 2008
URL Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean
URL Union for the Mediterranean at EMWIS website