We make cooperation happen in the Mediterranean!
Home to some of the world’s most ancient civilizations, hub for trade and transport, unique hotspot for biodiversity, the Mediterranean faces a multitude of common challenges, including climate change, pollution, youth unemployment and social inequality. Acting together to address these challenges and improve the lives of men and women across the region is the impetus for the 2014-2020 ENI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme”, the largest Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) initiative implemented by the EU under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). The Programme brings together the coastal territories of 14 countries in view of fostering fair, equitable development on both sides of the Mediterranean. Through calls for proposals, ENI CBC Med finances cooperation projects for a more competitive, innovative, inclusive and sustainable Mediterranean area.Learn more
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[Get to know MEDUSA's territories] The Alt Empordà, Catalonia
Sea or mountains? A question most people ask themselves before planning their next vacation: you will find both in the region of Alt Empordà, Catalonia!
AQUACYCLE upcoming stakeholder workshop in Tripoli, Lebanon
Organized by the Lebanese University, the event will take place on June 20, 2020 under the title "Changing the Paradigm for Wastewater Reuse".
Municipal Resilience during Crisis - Kfar Saba's Municipality Response to the COVID-19 Crisis
How can municipalities maintain resilience during crisis? This is how the Israeli municipality of Kfar Saba, partner of the SME4SMARTCITIES project, managed the COVID-19 crisis.
InnovAgroWoMed, a project aimed at increasing the employability of Mediterranean women in the agri-food sector
Despite the strong potential of the agri-food sector on both sides of the Mediterranean, figures still indicate alarming rates of unemployment and socio-economic exclusion.
Italy: HELIOS is looking for a translator
The deadline for the submission of applications is June 19th 2020, at 1 pm (Italy local time).
TEC-MED online platform: a collaborative tool to improve the lives of dependent elderly people
TEC-MED project aims to develop an innovative and cost-effective socio-ethical care intervention framework which will improve and adapt social care policies tackling the phenomenon of the ageing population.
Lebanon: MEDSt@rts builds a network of microfinance actors
A cycle of meetings was organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Saida and South Lebanon and gathered 16 organisations active in the support to business development.
AQUACYCLE: Tender for Infrastructure Consultancy Services
The Lebanese University is inviting sealed bids for Infrastructure Consultancy Services with deadline 12 June 2020.
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What they said about us
The Programme is an important tool to stimulate projects that can provide common solutions to the Mediterranean region’s needs. Cross-border cooperation is a source of inspiration for relations in the Mediterranean area.
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
Cross-border cooperation can really contribute to the development of the 9 Egyptian governorates involved in the ENI CBC Med Programme, especially for youth and women’s empowerment.
Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt
ENI CBC Med is an important programme because it works with people and institutions on projects with tangible impacts. The Programme is an emblematic example of the multilateral approach promoted by Italy.
Emanuela Del Re, Italian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs
Thanks to the Programme, public and private organisations can share best practices, success stories and knowledge. We have one objective together: make the Mediterranean the most vibrant region in the world.
Hon. Dr. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue of Malta
Professionally, I learned a lot from my participation in the project, in particular new technologies, tools and techniques for the enhancement of heritage. On a personal level, this opportunity taught me how to work in a multicultural team and, of course, allowed me to further develop my startup idea.
Jafar Albadarneh, startupper from Jordan (beneficiary of the I AM project funded by the 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Med Programme)
Imagine that you live in a desert and that you are thirsting for water. To us Palestinian women, this project is water – it keeps us alive and it gives us strength.
Needa Salama, beekeeper from Palestine (beneficiary of the RUWOMED project, funded by the 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Med Programme)
Through a collaboration with Palestinian researchers, I have developed new potential medicines based on the endemic flora of the Mediterranean. I have a 10 month old son and my hope is that children of different religions and cultures will be friends and play together in a simple way.
Omri Duev, Israel (beneficiary of the BIO-XPLORE project funded by the 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Med Programme)
Thanks to the project, I have improved the quality of the feta I produce, selling it at a higher price on the market. I have also established a joint venture with an Egyptian company to expand my business abroad.
Dimitris Kissas, feta producer from Greece (beneficiary of the LACTIMED project funded by the 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Med Programme)
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