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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“Breeze”: a healthy ice cream made from grape by-products is born due to BESTMEDGRAPE
Leila Khalife and Pamela Slaiby are two of the winners’ potential entrepreneurs. They will introduce us to their invention “Breeze”
1, 2, 3 - RESMYLE welcomes its first intake of eco-volunteers in Lebanon and Tunisia
3 young NEETs are now gaining much-needed professional experience alongside our partners at RESMYLE eco-incubators in Lebanon and Tunisia
REUSEMED in Spain show that most Córdoba’s residents are not familiar with ‘circular economy’
In particular, 78% of the interviewees that participated in SADECO Córdoba’s study claimed that they have never heard of the term
Palestine: The Ministry of Social Development adopts the economic empowerment policy among MoreThanAJob project outputs
The Ministry of Social Development MoSD adopts the economic empowerment policy among MoreThanAJob project outputs through supporting SMEs an…
MoreThanAJob - Fostering the employment inclusion of migrant communities in Palermo: The Game career day
All participants were granted with a voucher valid for a job interview with local companies and organizations.
Med-EcoSuRe helps solving the electricity supply shortages in the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Palestine
The 80 kWp PV system will provide about 160 MWh of renewable electricity annually, and will offset 118,26…
Aspiring entrepreneurs compete for INVESTMED funding
Pitch events were held in Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia to select entrepreneurs to receive funding for their business proposals in the blue economy, green economy, or cultural and creative industries.
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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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