7th Plenary session ARLEM - Nicosia

18/01/2016 19/01/2016 Filoxenia Conference Centre, 17 Thrakis Street, 1311 Nicosia, Cyprus

At the invitation of Mr Constantinos Yiorkhadjis, Mayor of Nicosia, the seventh ARLEM plenary session was held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 18 and 19 January 2016

The plenary adopted two thematic reports drawn up by the ARLEM Commission for Sustainable Territorial Development, on employment and territorial development in the Mediterranean region (rapporteur: Ms Eleni Loukaidou, EPP/CY) and on a sustainable urban agenda in the Mediterranean region (rapporteur: Mr Fawzi Masad, Amman/JO).

The plenary session was also an opportunity to discuss the new European Neighbourhood Policy, the management of migration in Mediterranean region, with the follow-up of ARLEM's report on this issue, as well as the adoption of ARLEM's Action plan for 2016.

Other items on the agenda included debates on the role of local authorities for stabilisation and territorial development in Libya and the cooperation between local and regional authorities and civil society organisations, in view of territorial development.


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