The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental organization of the 28 member countries of the European Union and 15 countries from the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean. The UfM is a forum to enhance regional cooperation and dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The UfM is not a donor institution. The role of the UfM Secretariat is to assist project development, the search for financial resources, and the search for political and technical support needed for project implementation.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
The UfM promotes a wide range of projects in the Mediterranean region in subject areas that include energy and climate, water and environment, and several others.
For projects of relevance to UfM, the Secretariat reviews and revises proposals in order to insure their compliance with the UfM’s mandate and priorities. The reviewed and revised proposals are then sent to the governing structure of the UfM for requested endorsement as a UfM-labelled project. The label is intended to help the project promotor achieve visibility for further support, and to mobilize partners.
1 — Energy and Climate Action. The UfM’s objectives in this area include structured regional dialogue that connects member states, regional organizations, financial institutions, and industry and experts on the theme of energy and climate change. Additionally, the UfM supports promotion and replicability of projects on energy and climate.
2 — Water, Environment and Blue Economy. The UfM aims to promote access to water resources and water management; protect the Mediterranean Sea and its environment for sustainable development; and contribute to de-pollution and pollution prevention.
APPLICATION (1-2 preceding): The UfM publishes project guidelines and criteria, together with information about how to submit proposals.
Project proposals can be submitted by national, regional and local authorities and public institutions; the private sector; international institutions; civil society organizations; and consortia of such organizations.
Proposals can be submitted in either English or French. Proposals are accepted continuously; there is no calendar deadline.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The developing member countries of the UfM are identified below, using the regional structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
Eurasia and Central Asia: Turkey
Eastern Europe and Russia: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia
Sub-Saharan Africa: Mauritania
UfM’s website is available in Arabic, English, and French.
Questions and Answers is a summary of the UfM program.
The UfM posts a projects database.
Contact offers complete information for UfM’s Secretariat in Barcelona, including telephones and emails of contacts by subject areas.