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The Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) is a consultative assembly which aims at bringing a regional and local dimension to the Euro-Mediterranean partnership. It gathers 84 membersfrom the EU and its 16 Mediterranean partners who are representatives of regions and local bodies holding a regional or local authority mandate.

The inaugural ARLEM meeting took place on 21 January 2010 at the Pedralbes Palace in Barcelona, Spain.

The aim of ARLEM is :

  • to give the Union for the Mediterranean a territorial dimension
  • to involve local and regional authorities in its further development
  • to demonstrate cooperation between local and regional authorities despite major political or institutional barriers
  • to set up projects that contribute to make Euro-Mediterranean relations concrete and tangible for the citizens.


ARLEM Secretariat 
Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard/ Belliardstraat 99-101
B – 1040 Bruxelles/ Brussel 
Phone: +32 (0)2 282 2172

See also:

URL ARLEM report on local water management in the Mediterranean
5th Mediterranean Water Forum