The 12th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) took place on Monday 22 February 2021. On the agenda was a debate on the path towards a renewed partnership between the EU and its Southern Neighbours in the context of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members also discussed about a new Green Deal for the Mediterranean: the Agenda 2030 for a Greener Med, as well as on digitalisation as a key factor to boost business around the Mediterranean. Within the context of these debates, the reports on "Agriculture and food security in the context of climate change in the Mediterranean" drawn up by the rapporteur Ms. Agnès Rampal, Deputy Mayor of Nice and on "Digitalisation of small and medium sized businesses in the Mediterranean region" drawn up by the rapporteur Ms. Lizzy Delaricha, Mayor of Ganei Tikva, were adopted.
The Plenary session was followed in the afternoon by the ceremony of the 2021 ARLEM Award: Young local entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean.