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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[CROSSDEV] The story of Jabal Moussa in Mount Lebanon
Jabal Moussa, the “Mount of Moses” is rich in history, culture and biodiversity. CROSSDEV will valorize such assets so to boost local economy.
[MESUSA] Open tender: international benchmarking study
MEDUSA project is looking for a consultant to carry out an international benchmarking study on sustainable innovative practices in (adventure) tourism.
The Med-EcoSuRe project is looking for staff in Italy
The deadline for sending applications is 9th March 2020.
First COMMON Steering Committee: from local to global fight against marine litter in the Mediterranean Sea
The 1st Steering Committee of COMMON project was hosted by University of Sousse, Tunisia from 18 to 20 February 2020.
Lebanon: MEDSt@rts project at the event "Tales of a Generation"
On 29 February 2020, MEDSt@rts will be presented in Sidon, Lebanon at the event "Tales of a Generation", powered by UNICEF.
CROSSDEV - request for proposal: auditing services in Palestine
The organization "Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil (MIAK)" invites interested candidates to submit a request for proposal for auditing services in the framework of the CROSSDEV project.
Palestine: Anabta municipality will host will host the pilot site of the DECOST project
The Palestine Technical University - Kadoorie and the Anabta municipality have signed an agreement for the implementation of the DECOST pilot site in Palestine.
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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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