Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance meeting for post-pandemic scenario actions
Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance brings together local, regional and other substate governments from around the basin. The members of the initiative have met to write a common declaration about how the Mediterranean alliance value and work nowadays projecting some ideas for the post-COVID19 scenario.
From February 2019 MedCities gave its backing to a new initiative for the promotion of cooperation and sustainable development in the Mediterranean as an active member of the Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance. From that date on, the other main members along with MedCities, the Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion, the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion and Latin Arc have been working to set the basis of new common actions, even if now the meetings are virtual.
The Alliance calls on the European Union, and other state and multilateral actors, in the field of cooperation to allocate more resources and dedicate specific programs to support local and other substate governments, along with increasing their level of coordination. Regarding the SARS.CoV-2 crisis, the alliance declares that in a moment where some have unilateral temptations, the cooperation among actors is more needed than ever. It also states that the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Developement Goals are still the right roadmaps to the new scenario.