The MED transnational programme supports the sharing of experiences, knowledge, and the improvement of public policies between national, regional and local authorities and other territorial actors of eligible regions of the MED area. It includes 57 regions from 10 different EU countries (Malta, Italy, Spain, France, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal and the United Kingdom) and 3 candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro). Its main purpose is to contribute towards the long term development of the Mediterranean area and to strengthen transnational cooperation between regions and participating countries. The programme, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), covers the following thematic objectives:
Strengthening research, technological development and innovation;
Supporting the shift toward a low-carbon economy in all sectors;
Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resources efficiency; and
Enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders related to the implementation of the ERDF.
Local, regional and national authorities, intermediary bodies in charge of innovation and economic development, regional development agencies, Universities, research institutes, innovation centres and clusters, business support centres and agencies, technology intermediaries and technology / knowledge transfer institutions, public and public equivalent bodies dealing with innovation, industrial policy, SMEs and training, Chambers of commerce, business associations, platforms and economic operators;
National, regional and local authorities and agencies dealing with energy issues, energy agencies, research institutes for energy and low carbon technologies, public and private energy suppliers and association of users;
Local, regional and national authorities and agencies responsible for energy resources, local, regional and national authorities and the competent agencies responsible for transport, mobility management and spatial development, research institutes for transport and mobility issues, developers and providers of transport information systems, public and private operators, public and private transport organisation and companies and NGOs;
Economic development and tourism departments of local, regional and national authorities, environment agencies, intermediary bodies involved in territorial development processes as well as research centres;
Environment departments of local, regional and national authorities as well as protected areas’ management organisations;
Note: the above lists are non-exhaustive.
224 M€ ERDF
€ ERDF co-financing rate for economic operators and structures concerned by state aid: 85% or 50%
Med 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme
Annual Implementation Reports (AIRs)
First Call for Modular Projects (CLOSED)
The first call for modular project proposals was open from 1st September 2015 till 2nd November 2015.
Terms of Reference specifically applicable to this call
Axis 2 – Low Carbon Economy
Axis 3 – Natural and Cultural Resources
Call for Horizontal Projects (CLOSED)
The call for horizontal project proposals was open from 10th November 2015 till 11th January 2016.
Information seminar - 17th June 2015
Soon after the launch of the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020, the Funds and Programmes Division, as the Maltese National Contact Point of this programme, organised an information seminar. An officer from the Joint Secretariat of the Programme was also invited to provide an overview of the new programme to potential beneficiaries that were present. A number of Maltese partners that implemented projects under the MED Programme 2007-2013 presented their results, learnt lessons and tips on implementing projects under such programme.
Information sessions on the first calls for modular projects and horizontal projects - in collaboration with MEUSAC – 17th and 18th September 2015
In view of the launch of the first call for modular project proposals on 1st September 2015 and the imminent issue of the call for horizontal project proposals in November 2015, the Maltese National Contact Point in collaboration with MEUSAC organised two info sessions - one in Gozo on 17th September 2015 and one in Malta on 18th September 2015.
Info-session on funding opportunities – 2nd March 2016
An information session in connection with new funding opportunities under the 2014-2020 Territorial Cooperation Programmes, including the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020, was held at the University of Malta in view of popular demand by the University’s academics and staff.
EU Funding Workshop for Local Councils – 26th May 2016
An EU Funding workshop was held by popular demand of Local Councils at the premises of the Local Councils Association. Showing keen interest in becoming potential beneficiaries, representatives of various Local Councils had the opportunity to learn more about the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020.
Tree planting Activity – 23rd September 2016
In connection with the European Cooperation Day 2016, the Funds and Programmes Division organised a tree planting event to commemorate its participation in the territorial cooperation programmes that also include the MED Programme 2007-2013 and the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020.
A total of 34 trees representing the 34 projects implemented under the MED Programme 2007-2013 were planted in Mtarfa. Maltese project partners under MED Programme 2007-2013 were also present.
Info-Seminar on the Second Call under the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020
As the national contact point for the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020, the Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division, Ministry for European Affairs and the Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto would like to announce that the second call for project proposals under this programme shall be launched on Monday, 30th January 2017.
The call, which will remain open until Friday, 31st March 2017, shall be issued for two different kinds of project proposals: ‘Integrated’ projects and ‘Single module’ projects.
‘Integrated’ projects must include all three modules of Studying, Testing and Capitalising and must focus on one of the following themes:
1. Green economy, blue economy, social innovation, cultural and creative industries. These themes address Priority Axis 1 – ‘Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth’.
2. Sustainable urban transport. This theme addresses Priority Axis 2 – ‘Fostering low-carbon strategies and energy efficiency in specific MED territories: cities, islands and rural areas’.
3. Sustainable tourism and marine protected areas. These two themes address Priority Axis 3 – ‘Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources’.
Integrated projects shall have a maximum duration of 48 months and may receive an average of €5M ERDF each. Each project should consist of not more than 15 partners.
‘Single module’ projects will consist of only one module from ‘Capitalising’ or ‘Testing’. The total allocated ERDF budget for this type of call is €30M of which half will be reserved for ‘Capitalising’, which is the more required module from the two. ‘Testing’ projects are eligible only if their interest is demonstrated in subthemes not tackled in the projects that have been selected under the first call.
The following Axes are to be addressed under the call for ‘Single module’ projects:
1. Priority Axis 1 – ‘Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth’.
2. Priority Axis 3 – ‘Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources’. (Please note that projects presenting the ‘Testing’ module are not required for Strategic Objective 3.1 – ‘Coastal and Maritime Sustainable Tourism’.)
Eligible partners include national public authorities, public equivalent bodies, private and international organisations, and key actors such as research centres, associations, chambers, universities and other educational institutions, enterprises, etc, that are established within the Programme’s eligible area. Projects are co-financed at 85% ERDF of the respective eligible expenditure or 50% (for partners under GBER regulation 651/2014).
The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division would like to inform all interested applicants that an info-session shall be held on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in the morning at The Fortress Builders, Fortification Interpretation Centre in Valletta to provide information about the call and to address any queries. Further details in this regard as well as the registration form shall be issued in due course.
Applicant Seminar in Barcelona - Second Call for Modular projects (22 February 2017)
The Joint Secretariat of the Interreg MED Programme is organising an Applicant Seminar to help candidates with their application and provide them with detailed information on the 2nd call for proposals. This event will take place on 22nd February in Barcelona at Palau Reial de Pedralbes. It will also include a partner search forum and exchanges with the project officers of the Joint Secretariat.
You can already start looking for partners and publish project ideas on the Programme’s web forum on http://interreg-med.eu/en/med-community/. The agenda and registration can be accessed on http://interreg-med.eu/en/applicant-seminar-2nd-call-for-modular-projects/
Vacancy Project officer - IPA - Interreg MED Programme
The Joint Secretariat of the Interreg MED Programme s recruiting a ‘Project officer – IPA referent’ in the natural and cultural resources thematic, on a three-year contract. The position is based in Marseille, France.
Request for quotations for the provision of two coffee breaks in connection with an Information Seminar on 15th February 2017 - MEAIM/FPD/008/2017
The Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, is hereby requesting potential catering service providers to submit a quotation for the provision of two coffee breaks (welcome and mid-morning) in connection with an information seminar, which is envisaged to be held at ‘The Fortress Builders – Fortification Interpretation Centre’ in Valletta on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 starting at 8.30a.m.
The Request for Quotations can be accessed by clicking here.
Signed quotations are to be submitted by email to email@example.com by not later than 12.00 noon of Friday, 27th January 2017.
The second call for project proposals under the INTERREG MED PROGRAMME 2014-2020 is open!
In view of this, the Funds and Programmes Division shall be holding a half-day information seminar in collaboration with the Programme’s Joint Secretariat on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 at ‘The Fortress Builders, Fortification Interpretation Centre’, Valletta. Draft Agenda provided here.
A total budget of €65 million in EU Funds has been reserved for this call. Project proposals may either consist of ‘Integrated modules’ (i.e. ‘Studying’ and ‘Testing’ and ‘Capitalising’) or ‘Single module’ (either ‘Capitalising’ or ‘Testing’) and should address any of the following themes:
Priority Axis 1 – Innovation: Green economy, blue economy, social innovation and cultural and creative industries;
Priority Axis 2 – Energy efficiency: Sustainable urban transport (only for ‘Integrated modules’ proposals);
Priority Axis 3 – Environment: Coastal and maritime sustainable tourism (not open for ‘Testing’ in ‘Single module’ proposals), and marine protected areas.
Project proposals must include the participation of a number of partner entities from other participating states within this Programme. Public bodies, public-equivalent bodies, private entities, international organisations acting under national law, research centres, associations, chambers, and educational institutions are eligible to participate.
The call will remain open until noon of Friday, 31st March 2017. Applications are to be filled in and submitted through web-based application ‘Synergie CTE’ accessible from the Programme website.
Information Seminar on the Second Call for Modular Project
Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division held a
half-day information seminar in collaboration with the Programme’s Joint
Secretariat on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 at ‘The Fortress
Builders, Fortification Interpretation Centre’ in Valletta. The Programme Manual (Factsheets) can be found here http://interreg-med.eu/en/programme-manual/ and more (FAQs, glossary, Synergie guide) in the Toolbox section of the same website.
Presentations delivered during this event