Barcelona, Spain, 10 July 2017
The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the Secretary General of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), Cosimo Lacirignola, discussed new strategic orientations aimed at strengthening cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The two organizations will continue to work together to advance solutions on issues related to food and nutrition, climate change and Women empowerment.
Concerning Higher Education, Research and Innovation, they discussed about launching joint projects contributing to knowledge waste reduction within the framework of the CIHEAM Strategic Agenda 2025 and UfM Priority Areas.
In July 2016, CIHEAM, UfM and other partners organized the 1st Mediterranean Forum for PhD students and young researchers from the Mediterranean area. The meeting aimed at fostering communication, dialogue and co-publications between the various partner institutions conducting scientific research in the field of rural development in Mediterranean countries. This initiative will be sustained and strengthened for a greater impact in the region.
[Photo by CIHEAM | web site]