Cooperation initiatives in the Mediterranean

Several cooperation initiatives exist between the two shores of the Mediterranean. Some are sponsored by States, others by multilateral institutions.

Name Objectives Membership Prospect
EU-Mediterranean Partnership process

See also Euro-Mediterranean Forum

Stability and prosperity through economic integration. Political and cultural dialogue. Security without military dimension EU member countries + Turkey,CyprusSyriaLebanonJordan,IsraelPalestinian Authority,EgyptTunisiaAlgeriaMorocco,Malta good
NATO Mediterranean Initiative Dialogue on security issues NATO countries + Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco andMauritania fair
WEU Mediterranean Dialogue Dialogue on security issues WEU countries + Egypt, Israel, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania poor
OSCE Mediterranean Contact Group Providing of confidence-building measures to the region OSCE countries + Egypt, Israel, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco poor
Conference on Security and Co-operation in the Mediterranean (CSCM) Dialogue on social, economic, cultural and security issues countries from Southern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and theGulf very poor
Inter-Parliamentary CSCM Dialogue on social, economic, cultural and security issues Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yugoslavia fair
Mediterranean Forum (alsoForum for Dialogue and Co-operation in the Mediterranean) Dialogue on social, economic, cultural and security issues Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and Malta Fair
« 5 + 5 » Dialogue(also Western Mediterranean Project) Dialogue on social, economic and cultural issues. Informal Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Malta, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania fair
Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group (ACRS) Dialogue on security issues (arms control) Israel and 12 Arab countries (with the exception of Syria, LibyaIraqand Iran) fair/poor
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Summits Regional economic integration open to all countries from the Middle East and North Africa. Deterioration of the Arab-Israeli peace process ruined the last meeting. poor