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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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Tunisia: STAND Up! launches a call for experts for the development of an Intellectual Property Rights report
CETTEX opens a call until the 27th of August 2021 at 1:00 p.m. for the development of this report.
MedArtSal Project Supports White Gold Producers: Four Salinas in Anfeh Win the Lebanese Call for Proposals
The four proposals selected in Lebanon will contribute to MedArtSal project’s objectives in increasing the salinas sustainability and transl…
Save the date: learn about capitalizing EU projects´ results on Mediterranean sustainable growth
On 15th July 2021, INTERREG MED and ENI CBC MED programmes in Italy organise a webinar to share experiences to better capitalize their proje…
Tunisia: COMMON project develops institutional capacities against marine litter
A training with local institutions and associations of the Monastir area for the reduction of marine litter took place on 1 and 2 July 2021.
GIMED: 138 entrepreneurs and 24 early stage ventures have been already trained!
Results of GIMED in supporting green entrepreneurs in Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine and Italy were discussed during the 4th virtual meeting.
Egypt: GIMED opens a new call for applications to select green entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs selected will work on one-to-one coaching with experts and there will be grants for 4 selected ideas and start-ups amounting 7.500€ each.
Med Pearls: Calls for Slow Tourism product creation in Egypt, Italy, Palestine, Jordan & Greece
Up to 4 grants per country amounting up to € 20.000 for the best Slow Tourism Product proposals for Egypt, Italy, Palestine, Jordan and Gree…
Lebanon: TRANSDAIRY stresses role of technology transfer to boost productivity and competitiveness of the dairy sector
A virtual focus group was held with representatives from different dairies in Lebanon as well as experts in the Bio/Nano Technologies sector…
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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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