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  • The World Bank Group

    The World Bank Group


    Established in 1944, The World Bank Group constitutes a unique partnership working to reduce poverty and support development. It comprises of two institutions managed by 188 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses exclusively on the world’s poorest countries. 

    European Investment Bank

    The EIB is the European Union's bank. We are the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. We work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.

    Arab Republic of Egypt
    French Republic
    Italian Republic
    Kingdom of Jordan
    Republic of Lebanon
    Kingdom of Morocco
    Palestinian Authority
    Republic of Tunisia
    Region Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur
    Ville de Marseille
    [OBSERVER] European External Action Service (EEAS)

    The EEAS is the European Union's diplomatic service. It helps the EU's foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – carry out the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy. The EEAS joined the CMI’s as an observer in 2015.

  • Partners

  • Agence Francaise de Développement

    The Agence Française de Développement (French Agency for Development - AFD) is a public development finance institution that has been working to fight poverty and foster economic growth in developing countries and the French Overseas Provinces for seventy years. AFD Group finances development projects in more than 90 countries on four continents, boasting a network of 70 in-country field offices and bureaus.

    Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

    The Caisse des Dépôts group is a public group, a long term investor serving general interest and the economic development of the country. As a creator of sustainable solutions, it is constantly inventing new ways of supporting national and local public policies. It anticipates, innovates and adapts to tomorrow's challenges.

    Center for Global Development

    The Center for Global Development conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. Examples include aid effectiveness, climate changeeducationglobalizationhealthmigration and trade.

    Drawing on our research, we actively engage with thought leaders, policymakers, and others to move our ideas to action.

    Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe (CRPM)

    The Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe is a mine of cooperation project and a vast network that facilitates the development of cooperation projects between its members. It helps to bring them into being and run them as well as directly invests in some of them. The CPMR is also a focal point for the expression of regional interests, it works as a political forum that helps to articulate the common interests of peripheral and maritime regions at European level. Being the first body to have brought European regions together for discussion and debate. Over the years The CPMR has acquired an increasingly large audience, acknowledged expertise and privileged access to information and provided its member regions and European partners with sharp analysis on topics of concern for their territories. Besides its informative role, The CPMR lobbies national governments and European institutions to take on board the positions adopted by its members. It works to ensure that the interests of its member regions are taken into account when EU legislation is being prepared.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development, and is also engaged in international education work around the globe.

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is committed to furthering progress towards ‘market-oriented economies and the promotion of private and entrepreneurial initiative’. This has been its guiding principle since its creation at the beginning of the 1990s and, new challenges and the welcoming of new countries to the EBRD world notwithstanding, will continue to be its mission in years to come.

    France Medias Monde

    France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting, comprises the news channels France 24 (three languages), the international radio station RFI (thirteen languages) and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. From Paris, France Médias Monde broadcasts to the world in 14 languages. Its journalists and correspondents offer viewers, listeners and Internet users’ comprehensive coverage of world events, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates. 66 nationalities are represented among the group’s employees. Every week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract more than 90 million listeners and viewers (measured in less than one third of the countries where France Médias Monde broadcasts). France Médias Monde new media platforms attract 23.4 million visitors a month (2014 average) – 27.6 million in March 2015 – and around 24 million followers on social media (March 2015). France Médias Monde is also a shareholder and partner of the French-language general interest TV channel TV5MONDE.

    Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)

    ISESCO is a specialized international organization working within the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, specializing in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.

    International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

    Founded in 1962, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is an intergovernmental organization composed of thirteen member states (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey). CIHEAM is at the service of its member states to promote multilateral cooperation in the Mediterranean in the fields of agriculturefoodfishery and rural territories, aiming to respond to the needs of the States and of the agro-food actors.

    Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

    Created in 2008 by 43 Euro-Mediterranean Heads of State and Government, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is a multilateral partnership aiming at increasing the potential for regional integration and cohesion among Euro-Mediterranean countries. UfM is inspired by the shared political will to revitalize efforts to transform the Mediterranean into an area of peace, democracy, cooperation and prosperity. 

    Banque de France

    The Bank of France is part of the European System of Central Banks, established by Article 8 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, and participates in the performance of tasks and compliance with the objectives assigned to it by the Treaty.

    Anna Lindh Foundation

    The purpose of the Anna Lindh Foundation is to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures and to support civil society. Co-financed by the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean and the European Commission, the ALF is governed by a Board of Governors composed by representatives of those countries.

    Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA)

    The Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA) is an international non-profit independent association established in Belgium in July 2007 with the fundamental objective of raising the quality of education in the Arab world.

    Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transportation (AASTMT)

    Since its establishment, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transportation (AASTMT) has played a leading role in offering distinguished services by keeping abreast with the rapid global pace in education, training and scientific research. The AASTMT has also been employing its optimum capabilities in the use of computing, Information Technology and communication programmes.

    Arab European Leadership Network in Higher Education (ARELEN)

    The principle mission of the Arab European Leadership Network in Higher Education (ARELEN) is to provide a platform for higher education institutions to facilitate the mutual learning of current and future leadership through the exchange of experiences, expertise and best practices.

    Arab Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ANQAHE)

    ANQAHE’s mission is to ensure and strengthen the quality assurance of higher education institutions in the Arab region and to enhance the cooperation between similar quality assurance bodies or organizations in Arab region and with other regional and international quality assurance organizations.

    Arab Towns Organization

    Arab Towns Organization is a non-governmental organisation with no ideological or political activity, specializing in city and municipal affairs. ATO was established on March 15, 1967 and its permanent headquarters are in Kuwait. Among the organization’s goals are the preservation of Arab cities’ identity and heritage, and the development and modernization of municipal and local institutions in them.

    Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI)

    Arab Urban Development Institute (AUDI) is a consultative scientific foundation concerned with the city at all fields of its specialization and purposes, especially the Arab city and particularly municipal affairs. AUDI is the Arab Towns Organization arm specialized in areas of training, research, consultancy, documentation and all that would support and achieve the goals of ATO. AUDI is a non-governmental, not for profit organization.

    Association of Arab Universities

    The Association of Arab Universities aims to enhance cooperation among Arab universities and institutes of higher education and the coordination of their efforts to realize the Arab national goals.

    British Council

    The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries, and builds trust between them worldwide. The British Council works in over 100 countries, through programs and services in the English language, in Arts, Education and Society.

    Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility and Urban and Country Planning (CEREMA)

    The Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility and Urban and Country Planning (CEREMA) responds to the need for a strengthened scientific and technical support to develop, implement and evaluate public policies of development and sustainable development.

    Cities Alliance

    The Cities Alliance is a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development. The Cities Alliance’s overall strategic objectives are to support cities in providing effective local government, an active citizenship and an economy characterized by both public and private investment. It features a broad range of members, including: local authorities, national governments, non-governmental organizations, multi-lateral organizations, and Associate Members.

    Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World (CODATU)

    Cooperation for urban mobility in the developing world (CODATU) was born from the world conference on the urban transport, organized in Dakar in 1980. It’s an association with international vocation whose objective is to promote the actions of animation and scientific exchanges, technical, economic and social concerning the systems of urban displacements and periurbans.

    Droit et Justice

    Co-founded in 2009, Droit et Justice (Law and Justice) is a non-profit association, independent from any political organization, dedicated to legal assistance and improving the judicial system and the rule of law in Morocco.

    Droit et Justice aims to change the mindset that prevails in the judicial system while denouncing cases of judicial dysfunction and proposing solutions to current shortcomings.

    École de la Deuxième Chance in Marseille

    The École de la Deuxième Chance in Marseille (Second Chance School of Marseille) is the first school of its kind in Europe. Since its establishment in 1997, dozens of similar entities have emerged across Europe. Its objective is to ensure, through education and training, professional and social integration of young people between 18-25 years old who dropped out from school for at least one year without any qualifications.  

    Economic Foresight Institute for the Mediterranean Region (IPEMED)

    IPEMED - Euro-mediterranean Think Tank, was created in 2006 by Jean-Louis Guigou, supported by numerous figures from different political backgrounds, entrepreneurs and academics, from North and South of the Mediterranean. IPEMED aims to bring the two sides of the Mediterranean closer together using economics, and to make a concrete contribution to building an integrated, sustainable and socially responsible Euro-Mediterranean area. 

    European Commission (EC)

    The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole.

    European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)

    The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) was established on 18 September 2002 with Resolution Res (2002)12 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The creation of the CEPEJ demonstrates the will of the Council of Europe to promote the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Europe, on the basis of the European Convention on Human Rights, and especially its Articles 5 (Right to liberty and security), 6 (Right to a fair trial), 13 (Right to an effective remedy), 14 (Prohibition of discrimination). 

    European Space Agency

    The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

    European Training Foundation (ETF)

    The European Training Foundation is a decentralised agency of the European Union based in Turin, Italy. It was established by Council Regulation No. 1360 in 1990 recast No. 1339 in 2008 to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries. 

    European Youth Forum

    The European Youth Forum (YFJ) is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. Representing 99 youth organisations, both National Youth Councils and International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations. The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives by representing and advocating their needs and interest and those of their organisations.

    Forum Euroméditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Économiques (FEMISE)

    FEMISE (Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Economic Science Institutes) is a Euro-Mediterranean network established in June 2005 as a French nonprofit organization (Act of 1st July 1901), after 8 years of operation. FEMISE’s network includes more than 90 members of economic research institutes representing the 37 partners of the Barcelona Process. FEMISE is coordinated by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) in Egypt and the Mediterranean Institute (IM) in France.

    French Agency for Water and Wetlands (ONEMA)

    The French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environment (Office national de l’eau et des milieux aquatiques – ONEMA) was established in April 2007. ONEMA is a national, public agency whose mission is to restore the good ecological status of water and aquatic environments, the goal set by the European Water framework directive (WFD). The agency, comprising recognized capabilities for scientific and technical advice in the fields of water and aquatic environments, as well as excellent knowledge on aquatic environments and water stakeholders, participates in implementing public water policy.  

    Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD)

    The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) is a global hub of knowledge and policy expertise on migration and development issues. KNOMAD draws on experts from all parts of the world to synthesize existing knowledge and generate new knowledge for use by policy makers in sending and receiving countries. 

    INSEAD Graduate business school

    As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to change lives and to transform organizations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of our research and teaching.

    Institut de la Méditerranée

    The overall objective of the Institut de la Méditerranée (Mediterranean Institute) is to provide the Mediterranean partners of its Board of Directors (Regional Council PACA, General Council Bouches-du-Rhone, Marseille City Council, CCIMP, Euromed Management) an analytical instrument, expertise and project development on the large euro-Mediterranean region. 

    International Labor Organization (ILO)

    The ILO was founded in 1919, in the wake of a destructive war, to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice. The ILO became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946. 

    International Legal Aid Group

    The International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) is a network of legal aid specialists including chief executives and managers from legal aid commissions, high ranking civil servants and leading academics in over two dozen countries. Its mission is to improve evidence-based policy-making in the field of poverty legal services through discussion and dialogue relating to international developments in policy and research.

    Islamic Development Bank

    The Islamic Development Bank is an international financial institution established in pursuance of the Declaration of Intent issued by the Conference of Finance Ministers of Muslim Countries held in Jeddah in December 1973. The purpose of the Bank is to foster the economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Islamic Law.

    Italian Youth Forum

    Italy’s National Youth Forum was recognized in Law 311 issued by the n.311 from the Italian Parliament on December 30, 2004. It is the only National platform for Italian youth organizations, and gathers more than 75 organizations representing about 4 million young people.

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

    JICA assists and supports developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance. In accordance with its vision of “Inclusive and Dynamic Development,” JICA supports the resolution of issues of developing counties by using the most suitable tools of various assistance methods and a combined regional-, country-and issue-oriented approach. 

    Justice Center for Legal Aid (JCLA) (Jordan)

    The Justice Center for Legal Aid (JCLA) is a nongovernmental and nonprofit organization established in 2008 to provide legal counseling and legal representation services to the poor and the underprivileged in Jordan. The JCLA establishment came to reinforce the principles of legal empowerment of the poor and equal access to justice in line with national laws and international human rights agreements that support the principles of justice and equality.

    League of Arab States

    The Arab League is an organization that consists of independent Arab States on the territory of northern and north-eastern part of Africa and southwest Asia. Representatives of the first six member states – Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Saudi Arabia – that initiated the league’s formation signed the agreement in Cairo, on March 22, 1945.

    Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST)

    Established in 1998, the Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) focuses on developing the ultra-conservative and underdeveloped communities of the Republic of Lebanon socially, politically and economically via programs to build and enhance communal capacity, to educate and train youth and women on matters of civic and intellectual nature and to engage them in civic affairs. The ultimate objective yet is creating a democratic and peaceful society where rule of law, justice, liberty and economic wellbeing are customary.

    Maytree Foundation

    Maytree works with many partners to fight poverty. We listen to the voices of community to understand their needs and issues. We work with government, the central player in creating equity and prosperity. We work with civil society organizations, with employers, and with institutions to make them more effective in building strong and prosperous communities.


    MedCities is a network of Mediterranean cities created in Barcelona in November 1991 at the initiative of the Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Programme (METAP). Being a network of Mediterranean towns and cities belonging to different countries, its purpose is urban sustainable development as a way to improve living conditions in the Mediterranean region.

    Mediterranean Water Institute

    The Institut Méditerranéen de l’Eau (IME) is based in Marseille since its inception, the IME plays a useful and important role in the development of inter -Mediterranean cooperation, particularly between water professionals and sanitation. The IME is an international non -governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 1993.

    National Agency for the Promotion of Employment and Skills (ANAPEC) (Morocco)

    The Agence Nationale de Promotion de l'Emploi et des Compétences (ANAPEC) is a government agency that tracks news on the labor market and facilitates access to job offers. Its mission is to contribute to the organization and implementation of skilled employment promotion programs decided by public authorities. 

    National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) (Tunisia)

    Tunisia’s Société Nationale d'Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (National Water Distribution Utility - SONEDE) was created by the law N°68-22 of July, 2nd 1968. It is under the supervision of the Ministry of agriculture, hydraulic resources and fisheries. It is a non-administrative public enterprise. SONEDE's mission is to supply all the country with potable water.

    Office of Economic Cooperation for Mediterranean and Middle East (OCEMO)

    Standing up for young people, education, business and job creation, and economic development, The Office of Economic Cooperation for Mediterranean and Middle East (OCEMO) believes in civil society as a driver for change.

    OCEMO provides a voice to civil society, proving that there are alternative paths to economic development which do not involve national and international political studies.  

    Open Society Institute

    The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

    Plan Bleu

    Plan Bleu aims at enlightening the environment and development issues in the Mediterranean. For that purpose, Plan Bleu studies the solutions allowing for a more sustainable development.

    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

    The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was founded in 1992 and currently has a staff of about 300 people. At PIK, researchers in the natural and social sciences from all over the world work closely together to study global change and its impacts on ecological, economic and social systems. Interdisciplinary and solution-oriented approaches are a distinctive characteristic of the institute.

    Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

    The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an independent not-for-profit regional organization which aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab region. RCREEE teams with regional governments and global organizations to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies and capacity development in order to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s energy.

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

    The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

    Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

    State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) is the federal government's center of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.

    Union of Industry, Commerce and Trades (UTICA) (Tunisia)

    Established in 1947, the Tunisian Union of Industry, Commerce and Trade (Union Tunisienne de l'Industrie, du Commerce et de l’Artisanat - UTICA) brings together the professional structures of the various non-agricultural economic sectors (Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Crafts and Small Trades).

    UTICA represents nearly 150,000 private companies from all sectors (with the exception of tourism, banking and financial sectors). Most of these member companies consist of small and medium enterprises.


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    UK Consultation Institute

    Founded in 2003, The Consultation Institute is a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation, with its headquarters in Bedfordshire but operating throughout the British Isles and beyond. Its mission is to promote the highest standards of public, stakeholder and employee consultation by initiating research, publications and specialist events in order to disseminate best practice and improve subsequent decision-making.

    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Technology Centre (UN-ESCWA Technology Center)

    The ESCWA Technology Center was established after the ESCWA resolution 294 (XXVI) and Statue of Center were adopted in May 2010 by the twenty-sixth ministerial session to formalize the establishment of the Center, and then endorsed by the United Nations Economic and Social Council through the resolution 2010/5, dated 20 July 2010. The Center is hosted in the Jordanian Capital Amman, within El Hassan Science City.


    UNIMED, the Mediterranean Universities Union is an association of Universities from the Mediterranean region. It counts 83 associated Universities from 20 countries of both shores of Mediterranean. UNIMED’s aim is to develop university research and education in the Euro-Mediterranean area in order to contribute to scientific, cultural, social and economic cooperation. 

    World Trade Organization (WTO)

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

    Youth Council of Spain

    The Spanish Youth Council (Consejo de la Juventud de España, CJE) is a platform of youth organisations formally set up by law in1983. Its members are the regional youth councils operating in Spain as well as other national youth organisations. Our main goal is to promote youth participation in the political, social, economic and cultural development of Spain within the global context, as provided by in article 48 of Spain’s Constitution. Currently, there are 76 youth organisations involved in this joint project.