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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Cezars Projects promoting Adventure Tourism in Shouf Lebanon with support of MEDUSA
The René Moawad Foundation, MEDUSA project’s partner in Lebanon, awarded Cezars Projects, a sub-grant. The owner of Cezars Projects, Cezar Mahmoud, spoke in depth about the ne…
TEX-MED ALLIANCES - TheMedNew fashion brand entere the world of cinema
The TEX-MED Alliances project traveled to Bologna, Italy to participate in the TerraViva Film Festival and present TheMedNew brand to cinema people.
STAND Up!: Moebeus wins the open innovation challenge on the traceability process of the Made in Italy value chain in Italy.
The integrated sustainability consulting service offered by the Tuscan start-up has been identified as best solution uploaded on The Switche…
ESMES in Jordan announces the winner for the school's contest!
ESMES in Jordan announces the 6 public schools that participated in the contest on "energy efficiency" as winners, considering their high-quality performance.
Roll-up your sleeves and join MedBEESinessHubs team in Lebanon for handcrafting Bee-products
The MedBEESinessHubs team from the Chamber of Zahle and Bekaa in Lebanon is organizing a 3-day training on apitherapy and handcrafting of honeybee products, from 8 to 10 Decem…
The Municipality of Livorno is ready to ACT GREEN
The Municipality of Livorno is the very first Tuscan municipality, which is not formally part of the SOLE's partnership, to embark on the ACT GREEN campaign's implementation.
Director General of ENI CBC MED Programme meets with Secretary for the EU and external relations at Generalitat Valenciana
They discussed the importance of deepening cooperation in the Mediterranean to reduce disparities between the two shores.
MedSNAIL in Spain: Sustainable tourism and organic production join together at the farm “Cortijo El Cura”
This farm located in the Andarax Valley, MedSNAIL's pilot area in Andalusia, presents its model as an example of a diversified business…
MYSEA in Italy is about to start its course on the Blue & Green Economy
The courses will start on December 12, 2022. Register now! After the theoritical training, participants will have the opportunity to do an on-the-job training at local produc…
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What they said about us
Another success story of EU funded cooperation between Spain, Italy, Greece, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine for new textile business lines, that adapted to COVID emergency mapping industrial capacities in the area for production of masks, protective gloves and clothes.
Statement of Ms. Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, on the TEX-MED ALLIANCES project
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, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration
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
Sardinia is ready to make its own contribution by making its experience and skills available also for the next programming cycle, with the aim of promoting harmonious and fruitful cooperation among the Mediterranean countries.
Christian Solinas, President of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia
The partnership with the ENI CBC Med Programme allows us to build upon the existing synergies to foster a more competitive, innovative, inclusive and sustainable region.
Ambassador Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean
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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