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
Projects – Eligible Expenditure
Controls, Audits and Verifications
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 on the Second Call for Modular Project Proposals
The 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