The last Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on this topic has been organized in 2007 in Cairo, Egypt. Fifteen years have passed but the need to focus on these aspects is today, more important than ever. The Higher Education Institutions have been shaken up by the COVID-19 pandemic and global unrest in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Both the staff and the students suffer from their consequences. In view of the achievements and challenges in the region, it is essential to make new commitments to protect and further develop education, research and innovation, and thus to contribute to the development of human capital in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
We therefore invite you to endorse the Call and join us in this endeavor.