THE CENTER FOR MEDITERRANEAN INTEGRATION (CMI) AND MEDITERRANEAN CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY FOUNDATION (FACM) HAVE SIGNED TODAY A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
This Memorandum provides a framework within which the Parties may develop and undertake collaborative activities in the Mediterranean region in order to pursue more effectively their common objectives, specially in the Socio-economic transformation: Co-development and integration, including migration and human capital mobility; and Resilience: Mitigation and adaptation to external shocks, mainly climate change and forced displacement. This Memorandum will facilitate to share knowledge, ideas and lessons learned;plan joint activities in areas of common interest; pool efforts and expertise; collaborate on the promotion, preparation, among others.
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (“CMI”) is a cooperative arrangement and a multi-partner platform for dialogue and knowledge sharing for Mediterranean integration and transformative reform. CMI convenes partners and members to jointly identify solutions to inherent challenge on the Mediterranean and facilitates their connection to change agents. CMI members are Egypt, France, Greece, Jordan, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Spain, Tunisia, the City of Marseille, the Provence-Alpes- Côte d’Azur Region, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, and the European External Action Service as an observer.
The FACM is a network that promotes dialogue, proposal and citizen action that fosters the democratic values of freedom, peace and respect for diversity, as well as environmental responsibility in the Mediterranean. It is present in 19 countries and 29 Mediterranean cities through their citizens’ circles, understood as local citizenship spaces for dialogue and action, and which are permanently open to civil society in their respective geographical areas. The FACM has among its axes of action the promotion and visibility of the cultural diversity of the Mediterranean area with a focus on gender and youth in the region.