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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GREENinMED: open call for innovative water and energy management solutions
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce has launched a call for proposal under the framework of the GREENinMED project addressed to SMEs, start-ups and spin-offs.
REUSEMED celebrates the first reuse festival in Cappanori
The Festival of Reuse is promoted in the sphere of 'REUSEMED', the project financed by the European Union with the ENI CBC Med Programme to encourage the reuse and repair of objects of which Capannori…
SIRCLES in Italy: in-job trainees begin an extensive survey and sensitization to improve the quality of separate collection
Consorzio Italiano Compostatori prepared the standard interview to be done to about 3,000 citizens in four municipalities in Italy.
The NEX-LABS summer school - an intense week to discuss about business perspectives in Water, Energy and Food NEXUS
With over 350 applications received, the NEX-LABS consortium had quite a busy time in selecting the winning candidates from Spain, Italy, Eg…
TRANSDAIRY brings together researchers, dairy value chain actors and funders to boost networking business opportunities in Tunisia
TRANSDAIRY connects stakeholders and actors from different parts of the dairy value chain (DVC) creating …
Best Practices in Water, Energy and Food Nexus ecosystem in the European-Mediterranean Partner Countries Region mapped by NEX-LABS
In this publication, NEX-LABS partners defined the best Water, Energy and Food ecosystem’s practices whic…
InnovAgroWoMed Italy: call for sub-grant for agrifood start-ups!
To support women's entrepreneurship, InnovAgroWoMed calls for application to subgrant women's start-ups in the agri-food sector. Application deadline: July 24, 2022
Watch our collection of cooperation videos
- Europe Day 2022: debate among young people from the Mediterranean
- #WOMED: stories of women who break stereotypes
- Young people discover extra virgin olive oils from different Mediterranean countries
- #MediterraneanDay: What does the Mediterranean mean to you in one word?
- #RestartTourism: celebrating the 2021 World Tourism Day
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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