ENI CBC MED projects in water management to be featured at the 5th Mediterranean Water Forum in Tunisia

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The forthcoming 5th Mediterranean Water Forum, scheduled from February 5th to 7th in Tunisia, will count with the presence of the ENI CBC MED Programme the largest EU-funded cooperation Programme in the Mediterranean. With a focus on addressing water-related challenges in the Mediterranean region, the event will serve as a pivotal platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and solution-driven discourse.

The ENI CBC MED Programme will spotlight its projects centered around water challenges, namely AQUACYCLE, MEDISS, MEDWAYCAP, MENAWARA, NAWAMED and PROSIM,  6 projects which have been allocated more than 15M€ in EU funds. Tunisian entities such as the 'Centre International des Technologies de l'Environnement de Tunis' (CITET), the 'Centre de Recherches et des Technologies des Eaux' (CERTE), the 'Institut de Régions Arides et l’Office National de l'Assainissement' (ONAS) will showcase the results and experience gained in these cooperation projets.

The ENI CBC MED Programme is set to host a side event on February 5th, commencing at 14:00 hours. For 90 minutes, this session promises discussions, interactive exchanges, and a deeper dive into the transformative impact of the Programme initiatives within the water sector. Representatives from the Tunisian partners of these six projects will present the conclusions and the experience gained during the implementation of water management-related actions.

Furthermore, during the side event, an exclusive presentation will be made regarding the new Interreg NEXT MED call for proposals, which has allocated 10,9M€ to the Specific Objective of promoting access to water and sustainable water management, and is currently open for applications. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive information on the objectives, participation rules and application process of the Interreg NEXT MED call with a focus on water management.

The event will take place at the Laico Hotel in Tunis and is still open for registrations. For more information about the participation of the Programme in the 5th Mediterranean Water Forum, please contact Mr. Alejandro Lafarga, Programme Officer of ENI CBC MED (lafarga_ale@gva.es).