Celebrating the first annual Day of the Mediterranean!

Facts & Figures:

The Mediterranean basin, extending over more than 2 million square kilometres, is the world’s secondlargest biodiversity hotspot.

Only two of 49 UNESCO-recognized cultural sites around the Mediterranean Sea are safe from climate change.

The Mediterranean holds 18% of the world’s marine flora, and 28% are endemic species (unique to the region). 

There were 5 million international students in the region in 2020.

Approximately 1/3 of the Mediterranean population is concentrated in coastal areas.

The Mediterranean region is the number 1 tourism destination in the world!

Why do we mark the Day of the Mediterranean?

The Day of the Mediterranean aims  at fostering a common Mediterranean identity. The cultural dimension is an important component of the Day and provides the opportunity to hold local, national and
international events, exhibitions and festivals across the region.

Why the 28th of November?
On the 28th of November 1995, the Barcelona Process was born out of a vocation to convert the Mediterranean region into a common space for shared socio-economic progress and dialogue between peoples.

Who is it for?
Everyone! Organisations working in the field of cooperation and development, media organisations and representatives, public and private entities, right down to the citizens who live and work in the Mediterranean area.


The Med Day is an initiative of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) with a large group of Partners committed to the region’s sustainability and prosperity among them, MIO-ECSDE!

For more information contact:  media@ufmsecretariat.org  and visit:  https://mediterraneanday.com