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ENI CBC Med Programme 2014-2020





The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) aims to develop a special relationship between the EU and each of its partner countries, contributing to the development of an area of shared security, prosperity and good neighbourliness. To this end, the EU has been working hand in hand with its Mediterranean partners to design cooperation programmes that take into account each country’s specific needs and features.
Cross-border cooperation (CBC) has an essential role to play in the general ENP policy context. It is distinct from other forms of cooperation by virtue of operating for the benefit of both sides of the EU’s external borders, and it draws on funding from both external and internal headings of the EU budget. CBC programmes between EU member states and Neighbourhood partners are among the types of programmes supported by ENI, which builds on lessons learnt from the ENPI CBC Programmes.
 
Managing Authority:             The Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy).
Branch offices:                        Valencia (Spain)
            Aqaba (Jordan)
 
Programme languages: English, French and Arabic;
Project languages:     English or French.
 
EU Grant:                     90% EU contribution
                                    10% Project financing
 
Programme budget
 
EC Funding 
(a)
Co-financing
(b)
Co-financing rate (in %) (c)
Total funding
(d) = (a)+(b)
Total
209.057.812,00
25.491.746,23
12,19%
234.549.558,23
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The eligible counties in this programme are:
 
Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria*, Tunisia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
 
To note that some countries only have regions which are eligible to participate, rather than the whole country.
 
* At the time of approval of the Joint Operational Programme, CBC cooperation between the EU and Syria is suspended.
 
 

Overarching Objectives, Thematic Objectives and Priorities

 
The General Objective of the ENI CBC MED 2014-2020 is to foster fair, equitable and sustainable economic, social and territorial development, which may advance cross-border integration and valorise participating countries’ territories and values.
Two Overarching Objectives – which are consistent with the needs of the territories of the Programmes – have been selected out of the three proposed by the Programming Document:
A - Promote economic and social development
B - Address common challenges in the environment
In line with the Overarching Objectives of the Programme, four Thematic Objectives have been singled out from the list of ten such objectives, provided by the Programming Document to form the backbone of the ENI CBC Med Strategy. These four Thematic objectives are considered most relevant and appropriate to consolidate the cooperation initiated through the Programme 2007-2013. They are:
A.1 - Business and SME development
A.2 - Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
A.3 - Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
B.4 - Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
 
 



Type of Projects and Calls

 
The type of projects and calls are as specified as follows:
 
 
Standard
The standard projects will have a demonstration character, providing pilot examples in a specific field of expertise, while ensuring networking among relevant stakeholders.
Strategic
The strategic projects will guarantee a deeper focus on emerging needs identified by Terms of References approved by the JMC. They will support an extended impact on the selected priorities and a clear contribution to EU and national policies in the region.
Capitalisation
The capitalisation projects will promote the exploitation and/or widest dissemination of the successful practices and results of previously financed projects.
 
More specific criteria on the implementation of project activities, will be defined in the Guidelines for Applicants for each call for proposals.
 
The following specifications are adopted for the different type of calls:
 
Standard
Strategic
Capitalisation
Minimum ceiling EU contribution
€1,000,000
€2,500,000
€500,000
Maximum ceiling EU contribution
€3,000,000
€6,000,000
€1,000,000
Minimum countries in partnership
3
4
5
Minimum MPC in partnership
1
2
1
Recommended maximum nr. of beneficiaries
7
10
10
Maximum beneficiaries from same country
3
3
3
Maximum duration[1]
3 years
4 years
1-2 years
 
 
Project Beneficiaries
 
The Programme is open to public and private bodies established in the participating countries, and international organisations, in accordance with the provisions of the ENI Regulation and ENI-CBC Implementing Rules, and with the other applicable EU and national legal frameworks.
Private entities must comply with their national rules and the EU rules on State Aid. The conditions and modalities of their participation will be specified in the Guidelines for Applicants in each call for proposals.
The Joint Monitoring Committee, through the calls for proposals, can focus on certain categories of eligible actors, according to the different thematic objectives and priorities concerned.
 
 
Links
 
For further information on the programme, please visit the programme website on http://www.enpicbcmed.eu/enicbcmed-2014-2020
  
 
 
Documents
 
       Annex I
       Annex II
 
 
Annual Implementation Reports
 
     2016
 
 
News
 
 WE MED - Connecting the Mediterranean - Athens 16th December 2016
 
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During the conference, information on the ENI CBC Med Programme and also on the upcoming 1st call for project proposals was given. It was also an opportunity for interested applicants to meet each other and form new partnerships, in time for the launch of the 1st call later this year.

 

More information on this event can be found at the following link: http://www.enpicbcmed.eu/communication/wemed-launching-conference-cooperation-programme-eni-cbc-med-athens-16-december-2016


 

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Launch of "project ideas tool under the ENI CBC MED Programme

 
As part of the preparatory actions agreed upon during the first meeting in Cagliari, the Managing Authority has just informed us that the “project ideas” tool has been published on the programme’s website: http://bit.ly/1qNIb8s. This tool is designed to help promote project ideas and search for partners.
 
We encourage you to make good use of this tool and to start thinking of new projects and creating partnerships.
 
 

Launch of the ENI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020 - 13th April 2016

 
As the national coordinator of the ENI CBC MED Programme, the Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry of European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, would like to invite interested parties to the launch event of Programme in caption. During this session, which shall include the participation of the Programme’s Managing Authority, information on the new 2014 – 2020 programme shall be provided.  Public bodies, public equivalent entities and also private bodies are eligible for funding under the ENI CBC MED Programme.
 
The launch event will be held on the 13th April 2016 from 0900 hours to 1230 hours at the Fortifications Interpretation Centre, St. Mark Street, Valletta. Interested participants are requested to register by sending an e-mail to astrid.fenech@gov.mt  by 8th April 2016. 
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Contact Information:

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Malta's National Contact Point
Funds and Programme Division
Triq il-Kukkanja,
Santa Venera, SVR 1411

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2200 1196

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2200 1141