The Union for the Mediterranean was designed to be a multifaceted project, the intention of which was to create a framework to manage both bilateral and regional relations among the nations of the Mediterranean. It is based upon the principles of joint ownership, dialogue and cooperation. It seeks to develop the region by focusing on "Political and Security Partnership", "Sustainable Socio-Economic Development and Reform", "Educational and Socio-Cultural Exchanges", and "Migration, Social Integration, Justice and Security". It is also meant to apply many of the principles of the EU to a different set of nations. In this regard, the Union for the Mediterranean seems to be a comprehensive and very important project for the region as a whole. However, in spite of the fact that the project covers many areas, seeks to solve important problems, and focuses on clear objectives, it remains plagued with problems.