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.
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MED-InA: Greater Irbid Municipality in Jordan involves 2,049 households in Zero Waste efforts
A team of 13 volunteers conducted a door-to-door campaign to identify citizens preference with regard to waste collection and sorting systems.
Palestine: the municipality of Anabta steps up its efforts in the management of organic waste thanks to DECOST project
An intense awareness campaign is about to start to make composting the main strategy for the management of organic waste.
CRE@CTIVE: European gem on the shores of North Africa, the Tunisian textiles industry then and now
A closer look into the Tunisian traditional sectors of textiles, leather and footwear and the vital role they play in the European market.
Three master’s degree thesis about BESTMEDGRAPE discussed at the University of Cagliari, Italy
Three students from the Faculty of Pharmacy developed research projects in the framework of BESTMEDGRAPE project.
FISH MED NET highlights fishery diversification best practices
The FISH MED NET project publishes the census of best practices, an overview of the current fishery diversification activities in FISH MED NET target territories.
TEC-MED project is one of the first projects in Lebanon targeting the elderly and their caregivers
The Lebanese partner initiates collaborations with local organizations for the Implementation of the TEC-MED project.
Watch our collection of cooperation videos
- #CLEANMED at the EU Green Week 2021: Young people for zero pollution in the Mediterranean
- CLEANMED: students for zero pollution in the Mediterranean
- MED GAIMS: discover the Gadara spinner game with creators Sondos Al Rqibat and Rand Agha
- Europe Day 2021: views and expectations of young people towards the European Union
- MedArtSal: Production of microalgae in Tunisia
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, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration
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
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)
million people live in the cooperation area
million euro. EU contribution to the Programme
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