The road towards integration: transport and logistics in the Western Mediterranean
Within the framework of cooperation between the Group of Ministers of Transport of the Western Mediterranean (GTMO) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the interconnection among the members of the 5+5 area remains a priority, as it appears to be a key factor for integration and co-development. However, obstacles exist at several levels that have long prevented its completion.

On the occasion of the 9th Conference of Ministers of Transport of the “5+5 Dialogue” countries in Nouakchott, the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Centre for Transportation Studies for the Western Mediterranean (CETMO) organised a thematic to initiate an in-depth discussion on these aspects within the MedThink 5+5 Network by bringing together experts and high-level policy makers.

The most relevant features of governance, financing and the physical dimensions of transport infrastructure integration were discussed with a view to consolidating adequate perspectives for the future of the cooperation frameworks already in place.

The seminar took place in Nouakchott on the 10th and 11th December 2018 and worked around three sessions under the titles “Logistics and connectivity in the Western Mediterranean”, “The role of cross-border corridors for regional development” and “Managerial challenges of an integrated transport system in GTMO 5+5 countries”.

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