The project

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The overall objective of the G.E.M.M. project is the enhancement of the intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding among the civil societies of the Mediterranean Southern and Northern shores, in line with the Barcelona Process. The project partnership comprises 18 local authorities and organisation representing local authorities coming from Italy, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey. The Project Leader is the Municipality of Sassuolo, Italy

Specifically, the project aims at the improvement of the capacities of the civil servants of MEDA municipalities for local governance and sustainable urban development, through the sharing with the Italian local authorities of best practices in the fields, in particular, of sustainable mobility, valorisation of cultural heritage for the purpose of sustainable tourism and economic recovery, matching of demand and supply of skills in the labour market with special attention to the integration of disadvantaged groups of the population.

Moreover, the project intends to create a South-South and North-South lasting network of twinned municipalities coming from the 10 MEDA countries, in order to achieve the widest diffusion possible of best practices in local governance and of the tools and methodologies implemented during the project itself.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication is the sole responsibility of the Municipality of Sassuolo and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union