The Summit of the Two Shores was held in Marseille on 24 June 2019, hosted by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. The Summit consisted of both a meeting of Heads of State and Government, and a regional dialogue with prominent civil society representatives. This initiative seeked to foster a pragmatic regional socio-political exchange in order to showcase and launch specific projects in the region. It was focus on education, culture, economics, climate and civil society.

IME and its Mediterranean partners were mobilized so that Water is integrated into the themes of this international event.

The UfM was a key partner of the Summit in its role of platform for regional cooperation, bringing together all the European Union and Mediterranean countries.

Following the holding of the Summit, commitments were made for a new ambition in the Mediterranean by the ten States of the Dialogue 5+5 of the Eastern Mediterranean, namely Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia. See document