(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, AUGUST 17 - Nineteen strategic projects
addressing a wide range of issues have been selected for funding
under the Mediterranean cross-border cooperation programme CBC
MED. The projects, according to the Enpi website
(www.enpi-info.eu), will receive 73.9 million euros of EU
funding under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership
All six topics addressed by the call are covered by these 19
projects. The solar energy topic accounts for 6 projects out of
the 19 selected, followed by sustainable tourism (5 projects),
waste treatment (3 projects), agro-food industry (2 projects),
integrated coastal zone management (2 projects) and water
management (1 project). The ENPI funds absorbed by the call are
worth 73.9 million euros out of 75.6 million euros available.
The remaining 1.7 million euros should be reallocated to the
second call for standard projects. Among the 197 organisations
part of the approved projects, around 44% come from
Mediterranean Partner Countries and 53% from EU Countries; 3%
are international organisations. The 19 strategic projects add
to 35 running standard projects. The ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea
Basin Programme 2007/2013 is a multilateral cross-border
cooperation programme funded by the European Union under the
European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. It aims at
reinforcing cooperation between the EU and partner countries'
regions located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.