The General Assembly of MedCities 2013, took place on November 21st in Barcelona. It was followed by an open seminar on urban sustainable development strategies.
The scope of the meeting was among other objectives:
1) To develop the awareness of interdependence and common responsibility as regard policies of sustainable development, environmental conservation and social cohesion of the Mediterranean basin.
2) To reinforce the role, competences and resources (institutional, financial and technical) of local administrations in the adoption and implementation of sustainable local development policies.
3) To develop citizens' awareness and involvement in the sustainable development of their towns and cities.
4) To get under way and develop policies for direct cooperation and partnership between partners and with other associations.