Cités Unies France (CUF), “French United local governments” is a federation of French local and regional governments involved in international relations and, in particular, in decentralized co-operation. Its members become automatically members of the world organisation United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), based in Barcelona.

Cités Unies France was created in 1975; its president is M. Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg. Cités Unies France aims at promoting local democracy, peace, international solidarity, and a strong and genuine participation of the population in local affairs. It also firmly believes cities and other levels of local and regional government can only win by exchanging on challenges that face them all over the world.

On 24 September 2021 the MedECC Lead Science Officer, Dr Kasia Marini, participated to the workshop of the “country-groups Algeria-Morocco-Tunisia” (in French : Atelier des groupes-pays Algérie, Maroc et Tunisie) entitled: ” The challenges related to climate change in the Mediterranean and fire prevention: mobilization of our country-groups.” organized by CUF. She presented the main results of the 1st Mediterranean Assessment Report (MAR1) by the MedECC.

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