The 7th coordination meeting of the UniDem Med project (University for democracy for the Southern Mediterranean) took place by videoconference on 27 January 2022.
This annual meeting gathered the national coordinators representing Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine* and Tunisia in order to take stock of the 2021 UniDem Med seminars.
The participants also discussed their respective priorities as regards modernisation of public administration and determined the topics, dates and venues of the UniDem Med seminars which will take place in 2022 as follows:
- “Public service policies: Paradigms of change”
15th UniDem Med Seminar, (videoconference or hybrid), Palestine*, 17-19 May 2022;
- “Digital transformation in public administration”
16th UniDem Med Seminar, (videoconference or hybrid), Morocco, 22-24 November 2022.
The UniDem Med seminars were established in September 2015, with the aim of modernising public administration in the region through the exchange of best democratic practices among senior civil servants from the two shores of the Mediterranean. The UniDem Med activities are co-financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the latter in the framework of the South Programme IV “Regional Support to Reinforce Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean".
* This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of Council of Europe and European Union member States on this issue.