Third Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean, 3-4 April 2013, Marseille (France)


The Mediterranean Committee of UCLG and all its member networks, the City of Marseille and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region are organizing the third Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean, on 3 & 4 April 2013 in Marseille.
This Assembly of Mediterranean elected officials will once again provide the occasion for exchanges on political, economic and social challenges, and for a fruitful contribution to development and peace efforts in the Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean elected officials will formulate proposals aimed at strengthening local democracy and supporting the decentralisation process, and implementing decentralised development policies that take into account local specificities and address economic, environmental and social issues, placing the youth in the foreground. They will also review not only the contribution of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership to the region’s development but also, in a wider perspective, the role of international fund donors in this context.  
Lastly the Forum of the Anna Lindh Foundation to be held from 4 to 7 April 2013 in Marseille offers the occasion to extend an invitation to the Mediterranean civil society —intent on playing an active role in the current process of change — to contribute to the Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean.