30/09/2008

Midi de la Méditerranée – Analysis of the Summit of 13 July: Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean: the role of civil society and the initiative of South-North Dialogue in the Mediterranean

The third Midi de la Méditerranée welcomed Hugues Mingarelli, Deputy Director General, DG Relex, European Commission.Underlined twice in the Declaration of Paris of 13 July on the Union for the Mediterranean, the role of civil society will increase.

Hugues Mingarelli discussed the novelties introduced by the UPM for civil society and the challenges and difficulties to face to improve the dialogue between European or Euromed institutions sometimes too tight and a civil society often heterogeneous and poorly organized.

See notes.