The 10th plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) took place in Seville, Spain on 26 and 27 February 2019 at the invitation of Mr Juan Espadas Cejas, Mayor of Seville.
The ARLEM members adopted the Recommendations as well as the calendar for the ARLEM activities during the coming year. The Assembly also decided the topics and the rapporteurs for 2019: Blue economy, by rapporteur Vincenzo Bianco (PES/Italy), member of Catania Municipal Council; and Regional integration in the Mediterranean, by rapporteur Jihad Khair, Mayor of Beit Sahour, Palestine.
Furthermore, the plenary session adopted the two draft ARLEM reports: on youth entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean region, by rapporteur Olgierd Geblewicz (PL/EPP), President of West Pomerania Region, Poland and on governance and transparency in the Mediterranean region, by rapporteur Lüftü Savas, Mayor of Hatay, Turkey.
In Seville, ARLEM also awarded a successful entrepreneurial experience devoted to local development from one of the partner countries and having benefitted of the support of respective local or regional authorities (ARLEM Award).