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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SOLE contributed to the European Sustainable Energy Week
SOLE contributed to the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) by participating to one of the main event’s sessions in Brussels and to the Sustainable Energy Days in Prato, Italy.
Register NOW and join us for the iHERITAGE Living Labs Program from Spain!
iHERITAGE partner, ASCAME is organizing its “Living Lab” training addressed to SMEs, Researchers, and IT experts, working in projects and activities related to the management …
CLUSTER analysed the employment needs of 1,458 young people and women
Based on these reports, CLUSTER will better orientate the training courses based on four identified sectors with high employment potential related to blue, green and circular …
Vernissage of MEDWAYCAP exhibition in Syracuse: a unique occasion to discover how to treat and reuse water
From the 3rd to the 5th of October the MEDWAYCAP traveling exhibition will be launched in the Italian city of Syracuse.
TEX-MED ALLIANCES concludes with more than 30 initiatives promoted in the Mediterranean textile industry
The project ends its 3 years journey with the capitalization forum and final event in Cairo on 4-5 October.
MedTOWN will finance two Spanish pilot projects of social transformation in Seville and Huelva
Both pilot projects approved for funding intend to strengthen existing multi-lateral parternships between the SSE entities and the public se…
GIMED: 20 ideation-stage and existing ventures joined a successful pitching event in Tunisia
On Wednesday the 14th September GIMED organised an event with 12 start-ups in ideation and 8 start-ups in growth stage that presented their pitch.
EMPHASIS selects 24 Mediterranean SMEs to receive Open Innovation Support Services
EMPHASIS team gathers in Alexandria to discuss the co-creation of a Mediterranean open innovation ecosystem and choose 24 recipients for its open innovation call.
Watch our collection of cooperation videos
- Europe Day 2022: debate among young people from the Mediterranean
- MEDUSA project: developing adventure tourism in the Mediterranean region
- Young people for a greener fashion industry
- #WOMED: stories of women who break stereotypes
- Young people discover extra virgin olive oils from different Mediterranean countries
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)
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