The PA-UfM is the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). It provides an opportunity for multilateral cooperation among elected representatives of the EU and its Southern Mediterranean partner countries. At least once a year the 280 equally distributed members hold a plenary session. Permanent observers to the Assembly include the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, Libya, the European Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee.
The PA-UfM advances the: