The 13th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) will take place on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November 2022 in Izmir, Turkey.
Members will discuss how to create more inclusive and resilient cities in the Mediterranean as well as the topic of climate action in the Mediterranean, in view of drawing up the Assembly's message to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. In addition to these debates, the reports on Innovation ecosystems and start-ups in the Mediterranean as a means of recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, drawn up by rapporteur Juan Manuel Bonilla, President of Andalusia, Spain, and on Service sector re-orientation: transferring skills from the tourism sector, drawn up by rapporteur Mohamed Boudra, Honorary President of UCLG, Morocco, will be adopted.
The plenary session will be followed by the ceremony for the ARLEM Award 2022: Young local entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean. A study visit to see the practical implementation of the actions discussed in the city of Izmir is also envisaged.