The establishment of strong partnerships with other institutions is a must to guarantee the success of different actors' strategies on urban development in the Mediterranean.
MedCities, participates in international fora that seek to promote sustainable urban development and strategic planning. Specifically, MedCities has established complicities and alliances with a set of institutions well-known for their high reputation on strategic planning and other specific domains. This collaboration is based on information sharing and cooperation in the implementation of projects and promoting urban sustainable development in the Mediterranean. It also organises joint events and activities through partnership.
In this sense, MedCities is partner of the Centre for Mediterranean Integration of Marseilles (CMI) and actively participates in its Urban Hub together with the World Bank, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the French Agency for Development (AFD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC). It is also member of the Urban Experts Group of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean. It participates in the Strategic Planning Commission of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and in the Mediterranean Commission of UCLG.
Moreover, MedCities has participated in common projects with the United Nations Development Program – ART Initiative (UNDP-ART), Cities Alliance and the Inter-Mediterranean Commission of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CRPM-CMI), and participates in the ECOTER commission of the Euro-Mediterranean Local and Regional Assembly (ARLEM).
L'Agence des villes et territoires méditerranéens durables veut contribuer à relever le défi du développement urbain et territorial par la gouvernance démocratique en Méditerranée.
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions brings together 160 regions from 25 States from the European Union and beyond. Representing about 200 million people, the CPMR campaigns in favour of a more balanced development of the European territory
ACR+ is an international network of cities and regions who share the aim of promoting smart resource consumption and sustainable management of municipal waste through prevention at source, reuse and recycling.
The Mediterranean Commission strengthens the objectives and the voice of UCLG in the Mediterranean with regard to critical regional issues like urbanisation, decentralisation and the environment.
CIDEU promotes economic and social development of Iberoamerican cities, through strategic projects and promotes debate around urban strategies.
ASCAME promotes economic cooperation in the Mediterranean Area through a network of Chambers of Commerce and organizations working in the field of cooperation and economic exchange.