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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Tunisia: the BESTMEDGRAPE project is recruiting a communication expert
The deadline for receiving applications is 27 February 2020.
Tunisia: the Co-Evolve4BG project is looking for a consultant in geomatics and marine environment
The deadline for receiving applications is 5 March 2020.
Co-Evolve4BG: job vacancy in Tunisia for an administrative assistant
The 'Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer' is looking for an assistant to support the administrative and financial management of the Co-Evolve4BG project.
The natural splendour of Catalonia – a review for adventure lovers
Catalonia is probably best known for its capital city Barcelona, but the region located in the north-eastern corner of Spain has much more to offer.
Blue coasts and green hinterlands: CROSSDEV sites along the Via Selinuntina
CROSSDEV has selected two wonderful sites in Sicily - Castelvetrano-Selinunte and Sambuca di Sicilia - both placed along the Via Selinuntina, a real “highway” of the antiquity.
Tunisia: fishermen of port of Mahdia to support study on sea plastic pollution
Under the COMMON project, the local fishermen community of Mahdia, Tunisia will be associated to a study on sea plastic pollution.
Mediterranean countries forge a strategic alliance to strengthen the textile sector
The TEX-MED ALLIANCES project involves 8 partners from Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine.
Reducing pressure on water resources: first field visit of PROSIM project in Sicily
In the Marsala Municipality area, the PROSIM project will test the use of treated wastewater in agriculture.
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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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