Euromed: CBC Med, 19 strategic projects approved

From tourism to solar energy, they receive 73.9 million euros

17 August, 12:20

(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 Instrument (Enpi). 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.

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