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: 15 agreements signed to boost community-based tourism in Palestine
15 agreements have been signed with the local authorities that will be touched by the extension of the Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil trail, a long-distance, cultural walking route across Palestine.
COMMON presented in Grosseto (Italy) - Press release
The Municipality of Grosseto hosted today the presentation of COMMON project (COastal Management and Monitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean Sea).
Achieving zero waste in the Mediterranean: start of the MED-InA project !
Imagine a city with 35% additional sorted waste and where 90% of the citizens adopt more eco-responsible behaviors. No, you are not dreaming!
Palestine: improving irrigation for date palm cultivation
The MEDISS project will help palm date producers from the area of Jericho, Palestine to have access to diversifed water supply, thanks to the treatment of wastewater and desalination of brackish water.
New connection: MENAWARA + MAYA
MENAWARA builds synergies with MAYA, an inter-university postgraduate Master on integrated water and agriculture management funded under the Erasmus+ Programme.
Tourism must be a tool, not a goal
Tourism must be used as a tool to achieve sustainability. In no way sustainability should be used as a way to increase tourism flows. Interview with Prof. Alessia Mariotti of University of Bologna.
LIVINGAGRO, a GREAT, GREEN start!
Green light for our project, kick-off successfully concluded!
Green, low-cost solutions for wastewater treatment: start of NAWAMED project
NAWAMED will implement new solutions for wastewater treatment and reuse for domestic and agricultural uses in Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia.
COMMON, a network for Mediterranean protection
The emergency of plastic pollution concerns the whole Mediterranean and impacts negatively vital economic sectors, from tourism to fishing.
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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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