Menbo regularly participates in the meetings of the Water Expert Group (WEG) of the Union for the Mediterranean. Up until 2011, Menbo had the status of observer in the WEG. At present, Menbo participates as the Secretariat of the Water Strategy in the Western Mediterranean (WSWM) of the “5+5 Dialogue”.
The UfM gathers 43 countries from the European Union, North Africa and the Middle East of the Mediterranean area. The creation of the Water Expert Group (WEG) was mandated by the Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water (22 December 2008, Dead Sea, Jordan) and confirmed by the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Water (Malta, 2017). The WEG is comprised of high level representatives from the relevant Ministries and convenes twice a year counting on the participation as well of regional institutions, IFIs and stakeholders as observers.