The Interreg Euro-MED is a programme funding projects, initiatives and policies contributing to the Cohesion policy set by the European Commission related to climate change and the environment developed by public administrations, private and CSO organisations and universities which supports cooperation across the Mediterranean.
The objective is to foster a climate neutral and resilient society across 69 regions of 14 countries. It encompasses ten EU Member States (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain) and four countries from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance “IPA” (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia).
For the 2021-2027 period, 294M€ budget is ensured for the project development.
The programme funds projects in the scope of 4 missions:
- Strengthening an innovative sustainable economy,
- Protecting, restoring and valorising the natural environment and heritage,
- Promoting green living areas and
- Enhancing sustainable tourism.
PRIORITIES & SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
Interreg Euro-MED has 3 priorities and 5 specific objectives set:
Priority 1 – A Smarter Mediterranean
Specific objective 1.1: Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies.
Priority 2 – A Greener Mediterranean
Specific objective 2.4: Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account eco-system-based approaches.
Specific objective 2.6: Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy.
Specific objective 2.7: Enhancing protection and conservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure including in urban areas and reducing all forms of pollution.
Priority 3 – Mediterranean Governance
Specific objective 6.6: Actions to support better cooperation governance
You can find types of project that can be funded here.
The second call for proposals is open with the deadline of 27th October 2022 at 13:00 (Brussels time). The call is targeted at thematic projects focused on the “Smarter and Greener Mediterranean” and the following 3 types of projects can be funded: study, test and transfer projects.
You can attend online technical meetings aiming at supporting applicants in building their project proposal. The next one is on the 8th of September with the focus on Drafting Work Plan and the Mandatory activities.
We encourage you to take on the challenge, develop an idea and submit a proposal, and in that we wish you the best of luck.
For more details on the programme please visit Interreg Euro Med.