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The World Bank Group
Established in 1944, The World Bank Group constitutes a unique partnership working to reduce poverty and support development. It comprises of two institutions managed by 188 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses exclusively on the world’s poorest countries.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme is the United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development. It was established in 1978 as an outcome of the first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development held in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976.
The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It helps the EU's foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – carry out the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy. The EEAS joined the CMI’s as an observer in 2015.
Launched in 1988 and incorporated in 1991, OME is the Voice of the energy industry in the Mediterranean area; a Platform for energy dialogue, cooperation and best practices exchanges and a Think Tank of reference in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. The Association gathers leading Mediterranean energy companies, affiliates and associated members from sixteen countries.
OME’s four committees are the following:
– Energy Transition, Sustainability and Climate Change;
– Hydrocarbons and Energy Security;
– Investment needs and Financing of infrastructure;
– Strategy and International Cooperation.
The Agence Française de Développement (French Agency for Development - AFD) is a public development finance institution that has been working to fight poverty and foster economic growth in developing countries and the French Overseas Provinces for seventy years. AFD Group finances development projects in more than 90 countries on four continents, boasting a network of 70 in-country field offices and bureaus.
The Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (AVITEM) was created in 2012 after a Mediterranean Union meeting about urban sustainable development. It is a Public Interest Grouping (GIP) in which the French State is involved as well as regional authorities and the public organisation Euroméditerranée.Fostering feedback exchange regarding experience, expertise, formation and cooperation, AVITEM aims at promoting integrated and reference approaches of urban and territorial development between French operators and other countries that are part of the Mediterranean Union.
Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is the largest French-speaking multidisciplinary university, with 80,000 students and nearly 8,000 staff on five large campuses of international standards. Owner of 90% of its property, the university is present in 9 cities, in 4 departments of the Southern Region.
Its A*Midex University Foundation, which is the bearer of the IDEX, contributes to the development of a world-class interdisciplinary higher education and research cluster. Known as a "research-intensive university", it houses 122 research structures linked to the major national research organizations.
The Caisse des Dépôts group is a public group, a long term investor serving general interest and the economic development of the country. As a creator of sustainable solutions, it is constantly inventing new ways of supporting national and local public policies. It anticipates, innovates and adapts to tomorrow's challenges.
The Center for Global Development conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. Examples include aid effectiveness, climate change, education, globalization, health, migration and trade.
Drawing on our research, we actively engage with thought leaders, policymakers, and others to move our ideas to action.
WLA - Club de Madrid aims to bring change for institutional and leadership strengthening, development, and the well-being of citizens.
With a concrete mission, free from the constraints of office, and on a pro bono basis, our members offer today’s leaders their independent and non-partisan voices, experience, and convening power, supporting good governance and fostering a democracy that delivers vision.
The Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe is a mine of cooperation project and a vast network that facilitates the development of cooperation projects between its members. It helps to bring them into being and run them as well as directly invests in some of them. The CPMR is also a focal point for the expression of regional interests, it works as a political forum that helps to articulate the common interests of peripheral and maritime regions at European level. Being the first body to have brought European regions together for discussion and debate. Over the years The CPMR has acquired an increasingly large audience, acknowledged expertise and privileged access to information and provided its member regions and European partners with sharp analysis on topics of concern for their territories. Besides its informative role, The CPMR lobbies national governments and European institutions to take on board the positions adopted by its members. It works to ensure that the interests of its member regions are taken into account when EU legislation is being prepared.
The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, and is also engaged in international education work around the globe.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. FCO works with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is committed to furthering progress towards ‘market-oriented economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative’. This has been its guiding principle since its creation at the beginning of the 1990s and, new challenges and the welcoming of new countries to the EBRD world notwithstanding, will continue to be its mission in years to come.
France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting, comprises the news channels France 24 (three languages), the international radio station RFI (thirteen languages) and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. From Paris, France Médias Monde broadcasts to the world in 14 languages. Its journalists and correspondents offer viewers, listeners and Internet users’ comprehensive coverage of world events, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates. 66 nationalities are represented among the group’s employees. Every week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract more than 90 million listeners and viewers (measured in less than one third of the countries where France Médias Monde broadcasts). France Médias Monde new media platforms attract 23.4 million visitors a month (2014 average) – 27.6 million in March 2015 – and around 24 million followers on social media (March 2015). France Médias Monde is also a shareholder and partner of the French-language general interest TV channel TV5MONDE.
ICESCO is a specialized international organization working within the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, specializing in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.
Founded in 1962, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is an intergovernmental organization composed of thirteen member states (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey). CIHEAM is at the service of its member states to promote multilateral cooperation in the Mediterranean in the fields of agriculture, food, fishery and rural territories, aiming to respond to the needs of the States and of the agro-food actors.
The International Diplomatic Institute promotes dialogue between states, peoples and communities, promotes sustainable development, works for the protection of human and civil rights and to reduce inequalities between people.
IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organizations. It harnesses the experience, resources, and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 18,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise make IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
Qatar Foundation (QF) is a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, and community development.
Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.
Created in 2008 by 43 Euro-Mediterranean Heads of State and Government, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is a multilateral partnership aiming at increasing the potential for regional integration and cohesion among Euro-Mediterranean countries. UfM is inspired by the shared political will to revitalize efforts to transform the Mediterranean into an area of peace, democracy, cooperation and prosperity.
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, Sciences, and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
The Bank of France is part of the European System of Central Banks, established by Article 8 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, and participates in the performance of tasks and compliance with the objectives assigned to it by the Treaty.
The purpose of the Anna Lindh Foundation is to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures and to support civil society. Co-financed by the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean and the European Commission, the ALF is governed by a Board of Governors composed by representatives of those countries.
The Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA) is an international non-profit independent association established in Belgium in July 2007 with the fundamental objective of raising the quality of education in the Arab world.
Since its establishment, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transportation (AASTMT) has played a leading role in offering distinguished services by keeping abreast with the rapid global pace in education, training and scientific research. The AASTMT has also been employing its optimum capabilities in the use of computing, Information Technology and communication programmes.
The principle mission of the Arab European Leadership Network in Higher Education (ARELEN) is to provide a platform for higher education institutions to facilitate the mutual learning of current and future leadership through the exchange of experiences, expertise and best practices.
ANQAHE’s mission is to ensure and strengthen the quality assurance of higher education institutions in the Arab region and to enhance the cooperation between similar quality assurance bodies or organizations in Arab region and with other regional and international quality assurance organizations.
Arab Towns Organization is a non-governmental organisation with no ideological or political activity, specializing in city and municipal affairs. ATO was established on March 15, 1967 and its permanent headquarters are in Kuwait. Among the organization’s goals are the preservation of Arab cities’ identity and heritage, and the development and modernization of municipal and local institutions in them.
Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) is a consultative scientific foundation concerned with the city at all fields of its specialization and purposes, especially the Arab city and particularly municipal affairs. AUDI is the Arab Towns Organization arm specialized in areas of training, research, consultancy, documentation and all that would support and achieve the goals of ATO. AUDI is a non-governmental, not for profit organization.
The Association of Arab Universities aims to enhance cooperation among Arab universities and institutes of higher education and the coordination of their efforts to realize the Arab national goals.
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries, and builds trust between them worldwide. The British Council works in over 100 countries, through programs and services in the English language, in Arts, Education and Society.
The Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility and Urban and Country Planning (CEREMA) responds to the need for a strengthened scientific and technical support to develop, implement and evaluate public policies of development and sustainable development.
The Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development. The Cities Alliance’s overall strategic objectives are to support cities in providing effective local government, an active citizenship and an economy characterized by both public and private investment. It features a broad range of members, including: local authorities, national governments, non-governmental organizations, multi-lateral organizations, and Associate Members.
Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) was born from the world conference on the urban transport, organized in Dakar in 1980. It’s an association with international vocation whose objective is to promote the actions of animation and scientific exchanges, technical, economic and social concerning the systems of urban displacements and periurbans.
Co-founded in 2009, Droit et Justice (Law and Justice) is a non-profit association, independent from any political organization, dedicated to legal assistance and improving the judicial system and the rule of law in Morocco.
Droit et Justice aims to change the mindset that prevails in the judicial system while denouncing cases of judicial dysfunction and proposing solutions to current shortcomings.
The École de la Deuxième Chance in Marseille (Second Chance School of Marseille) is the first school of its kind in Europe. Since its establishment in 1997, dozens of similar entities have emerged across Europe. Its objective is to ensure, through education and training, professional and social integration of young people between 18-25 years old who dropped out from school for at least one year without any qualifications.
IPEMED - Euro-mediterranean Think Tank, was created in 2006 by Jean-Louis Guigou, supported by numerous figures from different political backgrounds, entrepreneurs and academics, from North and South of the Mediterranean. IPEMED aims to bring the two sides of the Mediterranean closer together using economics, and to make a concrete contribution to building an integrated, sustainable and socially responsible Euro-Mediterranean area.
The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole.
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) was established on 18 September 2002 with Resolution Res (2002)12 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The creation of the CEPEJ demonstrates the will of the Council of Europe to promote the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Europe, on the basis of the European Convention on Human Rights, and especially its Articles 5 (Right to liberty and security), 6 (Right to a fair trial), 13 (Right to an effective remedy), 14 (Prohibition of discrimination).
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. Representing 99 youth organisations, both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations. The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives by representing and advocating their needs and interest and those of their organisations.
FEMISE (Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Science Institutes) is a Euro-Mediterranean network established in June 2005 as a French nonprofit organization (Act of 1st July 1901), after 8 years of operation. FEMISE’s network includes more than 90 members of economic research institutes representing the 37 partners of the Barcelona Process. FEMISE is coordinated by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Egypt and the Mediterranean Institute (IM) in France.
The French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environment (Office national de l’eau et des milieux aquatiques – ONEMA) was established in April 2007. ONEMA is a national, public agency whose mission is to restore the good ecological status of water and aquatic environments, the goal set by the European Water framework directive (WFD). The agency, comprising recognized capabilities for scientific and technical advice in the fields of water and aquatic environments, as well as excellent knowledge on aquatic environments and water stakeholders, participates in implementing public water policy.
The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) is a global hub of knowledge and policy expertise on migration and development issues. KNOMAD draws on experts from all parts of the world to synthesize existing knowledge and generate new knowledge for use by policy makers in sending and receiving countries.
Growth Dialogue is independent voice fostering shared and sustainable economic growth. Their conversations help policymakers in the developing world consider appropriate and relevant policy actions to effectively promote economic growth. This dialogue is enriched with the inclusion of experienced policy officials, academics, and experts. Policy themes are selected for their relevance, with a premium afforded to new and controversial areas in which research and policy perspectives can usefully inform one another. Growth Dialogue also seek to inform, to push the frontiers of policy experience, and to be of practical use to countries pursuing economic growth objectives. Regional events facilitate dialogue, and on occasion, global events may also further the conversations. Links with other independent think-tanks and universities, play an important role in finding synergies and common interests in the field of economic growth and economic development.
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organizations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.
The overall objective of the Institut de la Méditerranée (Mediterranean Institute) is to provide the Mediterranean partners of its Board of Directors (Regional Council PACA, General Council Bouches-du-Rhone, Marseille City Council, CCIMP, Euromed Management) an analytical instrument, expertise and project development on the large euro-Mediterranean region.
The ILO was founded in 1919, in the wake of a destructive war, to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice. The ILO became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.
The International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) is a network of legal aid specialists including chief executives and managers from legal aid commissions, high ranking civil servants and leading academics in over two dozen countries. Its mission is to improve evidence-based policy-making in the field of poverty legal services through discussion and dialogue relating to international developments in policy and research.
Italy’s National Youth Forum was recognized in Law 311 issued by the n.311 from the Italian Parliament on December 30, 2004. It is the only National platform for Italian youth organizations, and gathers more than 75 organizations representing about 4 million young people.
JICA assists and supports developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance. In accordance with its vision of “Inclusive and Dynamic Development,” JICA supports the resolution of issues of developing counties by using the most suitable tools of various assistance methods and a combined regional-, country-and issue-oriented approach.
The Justice Center for Legal Aid (JCLA) is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization established in 2008 to provide legal counseling and legal representation services to the poor and the underprivileged in Jordan. The JCLA establishment came to reinforce the principles of legal empowerment of the poor and equal access to justice in line with national laws and international human rights agreements that support the principles of justice and equality.
The Arab League is an organization that consists of independent Arab States on the territory of northern and north-eastern part of Africa and southwest Asia. Representatives of the first six member states – Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia – that initiated the league’s formation signed the agreement in Cairo, on March 22, 1945.
Established in 1998, the Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) focuses on developing the ultra-conservative and underdeveloped communities of the Republic of Lebanon socially, politically and economically via programs to build and enhance communal capacity, to educate and train youth and women on matters of civic and intellectual nature and to engage them in civic affairs. The ultimate objective yet is creating a democratic and peaceful society where rule of law, justice, liberty and economic wellbeing are customary.
The Mediterranean Citizens´Assembly Foundation (MCAF) is a network that promotes the citizen dialogue, proposals and actions. The MCA Foundation encourages democratic values of freedom, peace and respect for diversity, as well as environmental responsibility in the Mediterranean. The MCAF is committed to the emergence of a Mediterranean Community of Peoples.
Maytree works with many partners to fight poverty. We listen to the voices of community to understand their needs and issues. We work with government, the central player in creating equity and prosperity. We work with civil society organizations, with employers, and with institutions to make them more effective in building strong and prosperous communities.
MedCities is a network of Mediterranean cities created in Barcelona in November 1991 at the initiative of the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Programme (METAP). Being a network of Mediterranean towns and cities belonging to different countries, its purpose is urban sustainable development as a way to improve living conditions in the Mediterranean region.
The Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME) is based in Marseille since its inception, the IME plays a useful and important role in the development of inter -Mediterranean cooperation, particularly between water professionals and sanitation. The IME is an international non -governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 1993.
The Agence Nationale de Promotion de l'Emploi et des Compétences (ANAPEC) is a government agency that tracks news on the labor market and facilitates access to job offers. Its mission is to contribute to the organization and implementation of skilled employment promotion programs decided by public authorities.
Tunisia’s Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (National Water Distribution Utility - SONEDE) was created by the law N°68-22 of July, 2nd 1968. It is under the supervision of the Ministry of agriculture, hydraulic resources and fisheries. It is a non-administrative public enterprise. SONEDE's mission is to supply all the country with potable water.
Standing up for young people, education, business and job creation, and economic development, The Office of Economic Cooperation for Mediterranean and Middle East (OCEMO) believes in civil society as a driver for change.
OCEMO provides a voice to civil society, proving that there are alternative paths to economic development which do not involve national and international political studies.
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.
Plan Bleu aims at enlightening the environment and development issues in the Mediterranean. For that purpose, Plan Bleu studies the solutions allowing for a more sustainable development.
The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was founded in 1992 and currently has a staff of about 300 people. At PIK, researchers in the natural and social sciences from all over the world work closely together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. Interdisciplinary and solution-oriented approaches are a distinctive characteristic of the institute.
The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an independent not-for-profit regional organization which aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organizations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies and capacity development in order to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s energy.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is the federal government's center of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.
Established in 1947, the Tunisian Union of Industry, Commerce and Trade (Union Tunisienne de l'Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat - UTICA) brings together the professional structures of the various non-agricultural economic sectors (Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Crafts and Small Trades).
UTICA represents nearly 150,000 private companies from all sectors (with the exception of tourism, banking and financial sectors). Most of these member companies consist of small and medium enterprises.
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Founded in 2003, The Consultation Institute is a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation, with its headquarters in Bedfordshire but operating throughout the British Isles and beyond. Its mission is to promote the highest standards of public, stakeholder and employee consultation by initiating research, publications and specialist events in order to disseminate best practice and improve subsequent decision-making.
The ESCWA Technology Center was established after the ESCWA resolution 294 (XXVI) and Statue of Center were adopted in May 2010 by the twenty-sixth ministerial session to formalize the establishment of the Center, and then endorsed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council through the resolution 2010/5, dated 20 July 2010. The Center is hosted in the Jordanian Capital Amman, within El Hassan Science City.
UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union is an association of Universities from the Mediterranean region. It counts 83 associated Universities from 20 countries of both shores of Mediterranean. UNIMED’s aim is to develop university research and education in the Euro-Mediterranean area in order to contribute to scientific, cultural, social and economic cooperation.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.
The Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España, CJE) is a platform of youth organisations formally set up by law in1983. Its members are the regional youth councils operating in Spain as well as other national youth organisations. Our main goal is to promote youth participation in the political, social, economic and cultural development of Spain within the global context, as provided by in article 48 of Spain’s Constitution. Currently, there are 76 youth organisations involved in this joint project.
The Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI) is an independent, private sector initiative supporting thinking and doing around the Mediterranean. MGI.online is a real time interactive platform that provides open access to data, benchmarks, forecasts, and analysis covering the Mediterranean region and the countries of the Mediterranean. It rests on two key pillars: understanding the region and its potential using data and analysis and bringing together decision makers and investors.