The EESC and the Mediterranean

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In November 1995, at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference in Barcelona, foreign affairs ministers of the EU and Mediterranean partner countries concluded a regional partnership, the aim of which was to establish a common area of peace and stability, create an area of shared prosperity, develop human resources, promote understanding between cultures and foster exchanges between civil societies.

The EESC responded to the Barcelona Declaration of 27-28 November 1995 by setting up a network of Euromed Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions which meets at an annual summit. Since 1995, these yearly summits have examined issues that are crucial to the future of the Mediterranean region and set out recommendations addressed to the political authorities.


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The EESC and the Mediterranean