Melilla became the Friday afternoon in the third European city that hosts a meeting of the new centre of strategic studies of the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM). After the first which was held in Madrid and the second in Paris, thanks to the Foundation for the socioeconomic Hispano-Moroccan development (Fhimades), our city has also entered into the history of first steps managers what aspires to be a cultural and economic model capable of giving more competitiveness to the whole of Europe and, at the same time, preserve and promote the culture and economy of the Mediterranean.