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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COMMON: Microplastics, the University of Siena looks in seas and fish. And always find them
Here are the preliminary results of the monitoring and analysis activities carried out in 2021 by the researchers of the University of Siena for the COMMON project.
GIMED: Natural cosmetics to tackle chemicals in Palestine, a solution brought forward by Sawsan Khalif
With the support of the EU-funded project GIMED, Sawsan established her own business where she uses home-grown aloe vera and essential oils.
SOLE project welcomes its new Italian partner: the municipality of Prato
The Municipality of Prato joins SOLE project and it will be involved in improving the energy efficiency of Borgo San Paolo Infancy school as one of the pilots´ project.
RESMYLE: 12 young Mediterranean worked on valorising natural and cultural sites in Tyre Caza, Lebanon
Discovery of the hidden Cultural, Traditional, Natural and Spiritual location sites in Tyre caza and giving to visitors eco tips related to …
AQUACYCLE welcomes outlook on achievements and forthcoming extension of the ENI CBC Med Programme
Address by Martin Heibel from the ENI CBC Med Managing Authority at the Water-Energy-Food NEXUS Innovation week.
Farmers from Beit Dajan, Palestine trust that MENAWARA will help to reduce the cost of irrigation
The Water Users Association, set up on the initiative of the MENAWARA project, has a great interest in the reuse of treated wastewater.
"ARTOLIO has opened the doors to the environmental protection of our olive grove"
Read the story of Blas Lanagrán, an olive producer from Spain , which has been supported by the project to install an irrigation system with photovoltaic panels.
MEDWAYCAP project launched to mitigate local water shortage and contribute to environmental challenges at Mediterranean level
The project involve partner organizations from Greece, Italy, Egypt, Malta, Tunisia, Palestine, Jordan.
The Industrial Research Institute, Lebanese partner of EMPHASIS, is looking for a Technical Expert
Deadline for the submission of applications for the vacancy is February 2nd, 2022. The Industrial Research Institute, requests the services …
Watch our collection of cooperation videos
- 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
- STAND Up! project fosters sustainability in the fashion and textile sector
- Europe Day 2021: views and expectations of young people towards the European Union
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
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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