At the end of 2023, the 1st Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Higher Education will take place.  Thus, to better prepare for the final declaration of the Ministerial Conference, UFM launched an online consultation to collect views on the state of play of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation on higher education, its achievements so far, and how to foster its further developments.

The UFM Public Consultation jointly prepared by the UfM Secretariat and the Co-presidency aims to collect inputs from interested parties in bringing forward cooperation in the field of higher education in the Euro-Mediterranean region. 

Contributions are welcome until 15 February 2023 via the following survey and can be received in one of the three official languages of the Union for the Mediterranean: English, French or Arabic. 

What is the 1st Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Higher Education?

The UfM Senior Officials agreed in October 2022 to convene the first UfM Ministerial Meeting on Higher Education in 2023. This ministerial meeting should lay the bases for a renewed regional cooperation on higher education and constitute a powerful tool to give guidance to both policymakers and institutions by establishing clear priorities for cooperation.

 It should also acknowledge the achievements and developments of the past 15 years and affirm new commitments on the strategic importance of higher education for the development of human capital in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It will lead to a Ministerial Declaration supported by the 43 UfM Member States.