A lined paper background and text in cyan and black: "The Future of Higher Education in the Mediterranean: The Students' Perspective".

Between the 20th and 22nd of September 2023, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and UNIMED, with the support of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, joined forces to organise the second Mediterranean Student Summit in Tangier. 

The Mediterranean Student Summit aims to bring together higher education students from both shores of the Mediterranean annually to foster intercultural dialogue and collaborate on common challenges.

Under the patronage of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the main goal is to increase mutual awareness and understanding among students from the Mediterranean region and to develop competencies that enable them to work together on societal challenges and establish meaningful connections.

Our ambition is to provide more space for students' voices in the UNIMED General Assembly and convey students' recommendations to all stakeholders as a contribution to boosting the Higher Education sector in the Mediterranean.

In this perspective, the second edition of the Mediterranean Student Summit has produced a set of recommendations focused on the following six priorities outlined in the public consultation conducted by UfM:

  • Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions
  • Governance
  • Inclusion
  • Digital Education
  • Greening and sustainable development
  • Employability

At the bottom of the page, you can consult the executive summary and the full version of the recommendations.

The Erasmus Student Network would like to thank UNIMED for all the collaboration in the development of the Student Summit and the following recommendations, as well as the 25 students who have been the main actors in shaping this contribution.

We are already looking forward to the third edition of the Mediterranean Student Summit, which will take place on September 26-28, 2024, hosted by the University of Palermo (Italy).