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Euro-Mediterranean experts meet to discuss university cooperation under UfM

11 octobre 2010
Some 55 ENPI project experts from EU and Mediterranean partner countries gathered in Amman on 2 and 3 October to take part in a conference inter-university cooperation in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean organised by the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI).
A press release said the experts touched on areas related to the subjects identified as priorities by the Euro-Mediterranean Heads of State and Government Summit in Paris as well as other issues related to ENPI projects such as maritime and land highways, civil protection and social issues, alternative energies, higher education and research, combating pollution in the Mediterranean and Mediterranean business development Initiative.
Various embassies were represented. Also present was the President of the University of Fez in Morocco, a key partner to the Emuni Project in Slovenia, and the President of the Association of Arab Universities which has its seat in Amman. A number of University Presidents from Jordan were also present for the events, and new applications to join EMUNI were made during this period in Jordan by various state and national universities.
Dr Ahmed Masa’deh, the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, delivered the keynote speech to conference, emphasizing the importance of the work of the Euro Mediterranean University « that constitutes a great step towards the construction of a common space for Higher Education, Research and Knowledge ».
He added: « We always talked about the cultural and historical boundaries of the Mediterranean basin countries and it is now the challenge of the UfM and its secretariat along with the EU, the member states, the Civil Society and trans-border organizations such as EMUNI, to enhance today this solidarity with a pragmatic approach and concrete projects. This programme proves once again that hand in hand, people and organizations of the two banks of the Mediterranean basin can put their energy together to build their future on their common interests and challenges. »
The conference was organised in the framework of a service contract project that Emuni has with the European Commission, aiming to deliver innovative postgraduate programmes tailor-made for the priority areas of the Union for the Mediterranean. It also includes the establishment of policies highlighting issues of e-learning, quality assurance and PH.D policies of the region.
EMUNI is an international university based in Slovenia. It represents one of the six projects of the Union for the Mediterranean, which were confirmed within the common declaration, adopted in Paris, on July 13, 2008. It aims to contribute to harmonisation of higher education and research and contribute to lasting development of the wider social-economic and cultural environment in Euro-Med countries. (ENPI Info Centre)
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