Throughout 2023, the members of the Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance (CRPM – Intermediterranean Commission, Euroregio Pyrenees-Mediterranean, Adriatic Ionian Euroregion, Medcities) have intensified the work to promote the adoption of a Mediterranean Macroregional Strategy.
EU institutions, like the Committee of the Regions, have taken significant steps towards developing a new macroregional strategy for the entire Mediterranean area. This includes the adoption of the opinion “Towards a macroregional strategy for the Mediterranean” prepared by the Rapporteur Nikola Dobroslavic.
To provoke action from the European Institutions regarding its establishment, the Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance, together with Regional representatives, Members of the European Parliament and representatives from the European institutions have signed the declaration “Becoming a friend of the Mediterranean Macro-Region”.
The Friends of the Mediterranean Macro-Region is an open initiative. Any institution, entity or private person is free to join this community by signing the declaration and pledging to fulfill its principles.
In the backdrop of these efforts, the Government of Catalonia will organize the “Summit for the Mediterranean Macroregion” that will take place in Barcelona on 24th November 2023. A few days ahead of the EU Southern Neighborhood Ministerial Summit (Barcelona, 27th November), this event will convene key stakeholders and gather efforts to make the Mediterranean Macroregion a reality.
After the summit, a public event will open up the debate and illustrate the benefits and opportunities that a Mediterranean Macroregion can provide as an instrument to mitigate the effects and consequences of climate change in the region.
The event is upon invitation and more info will come soon.