ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020
The "ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020" is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme co-financed by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI).
The Programme provides the framework for the implementation of cross-border cooperation activities in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy, complementing efforts exerted within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, with the final aim of developing an area of peace, stability, prosperity and good neighbourliness involving EU Mediterranean Countries (EUMC) and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPCs).
In the context of this call for proposals and according to the Joint Operational Programme, the Joint Monitoring Committee has decided to open this call to the 4 Thematic Objectives and the 11 Priorities of the Programme:
A.1 Business and SMEs 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
Applicants and partners must be established in the eligible territories of the countries participating in the Programme and they shall meet the eligibility criteria indicated in the Guidelines for Applicants. Countries eligible from EU: Cyprus, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain. The cross-border dimension of the projects is the specific and strategic feature of the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme, representing a key driver for the Programme effectiveness. For standard projects, partnerships shall include a minimum of three (3) countries and shall include at least one (1) EU Mediterranean Country (EUMC) and one (1) Mediterranean Partner Country (MPC). Further information on partnership’s composition are available in the Guidelines for Applicants.
The planned duration of a project must be between 24 and 36 months.
The project total contribution from the Programme must be within a minimum of € 1.000.000 and a maximum of € 3.000.000.
The total cost of the project and related budget cannot exceed € 3.500.000 including co-financing.
At least 50% of the total eligible costs of the project shall be dedicated to activities implemented in Mediterranean Partner Countries.
For preparation and implementation of standard projects, Applicants are invited to consult the following documents:
- ENI Regulation (EC) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council 11 March 2014 establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument
- ENI CBC Implementing Rules (Regulation (EC) No 897/2014) of 18 August 2014 laying down specific provisions for the implementation of cross-border cooperation programmes financed under Regulation (EU) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument
- ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme approved by the European Commission on 17/12/2015 (Decision No. C(2015) 9133) and related annexes;
- Strategic Environmental Assessment for the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme.
All these documents can be consulted on the Programme website (www.enicbcmed.eu).
For more information: http://www.enpicbcmed.eu/enicbcmed-2014-2020/submit-a-project-proposal