First award for model projects
News of the first award for model projects related to ENI CBC MED has been published.
ENI CBC MED is the cross-border programme for the regions surrounding the Mediterranean, be it from the EU side or the North African side, aimed at promoting fair economic, social and territorial development, both equitable and sustainable, favourable to cross-border integration and which enhances the territories and values of the participating countries.
The target areas of the programme are the regions which border the Mediterranean from the following States: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Great Britain (Gibraltar). Italy’s eligible regions are: Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Liguria, Puglia, Sardinia, Sicilia, and Tuscany. Other regions are eligible as Adjoining Regions.
The general terms of reference are:
A – Promoting economic and social development
B – Addressing common challenges for the environment
These general objectives are divided into four thematic objectives (in turn organised into 11 priorities):
A.1 – Enterprise and SME development
A.2 – Support for education, research, technological development and innovation
A.3 – Promoting social inclusion and fighting poverty
B.4 – Environmental Protection, adaptation and mitigation of climate change
Each project must relate to one priority and should be innovative for the given area; it must also ensure broad stakeholder engagement and major key players. Projects must demonstrate a need for effective cross-border cooperation and address common territorial needs, providing concrete benefits to the identified target groups. The expected results should be achievable and sustainable through joint actions.
The projects, which are expected to last for 24/36 months, may be submitted by a partnership involving at least 3 eligible States, of which at least one should be a Mediterranean Partner Country (MPC) and at least one an EU country. The award benefits from a total budget of 84,668,413.86 euro, broken down by priority: circa 6,773 million for each of the priorities for thematic objective A1; circa 7,620 million for each of the priorities related to the thematic objectives A2 and A3; circa 8,466 million for each of the priorities for the thematic objective B4.
The contribution per project may cover up to 90% of eligible costs, for a maximum of 3,000,000 euro; the deadline for the award is scheduled for 9th November 2017.
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