About us

MedCities was established in 1991 in Barcelona when 16 cities formed a network with the purpose, initially, of supporting environmental protection from a local perspective. In 2015, the network became a fully independent organization and now brings together 67 local authorities from all shores of the Mediterranean basin. The transformation of MedCities into a legal association has increased its operational capacity and enhanced its ability to promote urban sustainable development in the region.

Mission

Becoming the voice of different Mediterranean cities in order to increase their decisive role in the area. The association impulses a democratic quality and it provides support to MedCities member city councils so they can boost their competencies and resources to advance in the contemporary challenges of urban governance ( reduction of inequality, gender equality, safety, and coexistence…), and give support to local governments on the management of new challenges in urban governance.

Vision

Being a Mediterranean political stakeholder of reference in the supramunicipal and international agenda, acting as a voice for local authorities. MedCities seeks to establish a collaboration space between cities in order to carry out and evaluate urban projects of mutual interest, good practices and knowledge management.

SDGs

MedCities has the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a general framework for all its projects. It integrates 17 Sustainable Development Goals -adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015- . The association localizes them in all its interventions as they are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. Get to know more: https://sdgs.un.org/goals

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    Members

    MedCities network count on 67 municipalities from the 3 Mediterranean shores.

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    Become a Member

    Membership of MedCities is open to any local administrations from Mediterranean-basin countries, Portugal and Jordan.

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    Organization

    The managing bodies of the MedCities Association are the General Assembly, Board of Directors, the Presidency and the General Secretariat, based in Barcelona.

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    Team

    The General Secretariat of MedCities is based in Barcelona.

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    Work with us

    New openings and internships opportunities will be announced on this site. Spontaneous candidacies are not accepted. Please, send your CV only if you see an open positioin on the list.

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    Procurement

    MedCities tenders are published at the Electronic Platform for Public Procurement of the Government of Catalonia.

MedCities Presentation

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MedCities annual activity in the Mediterranean in a single and complete document.

Activity Reports