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ENI CBC Med | Strategic Projects | April – 3 July 2019

April – 3 July 2019|

The “Strategic Projects” call started early April 2019. The Joint Monitoring Committee has selected 7 out of the Programme 11 priorities for the call for strategic projects.

The chosen priorities and related EU financial allocation are:

– A.1 Business and SMEs development:

  • A.1.1 – Support innovative start-up and recently established enterprises, with a particular focus on young and women entrepreneurs and facilitate the protection of their Intellectual Property Rights and commercialization, where applicable;
  • A.1.2 – Strengthen and support Euro-Mediterranean networks, clusters, consortia and value-chains in traditional sectors and non-traditional sectors.

– A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation:

  • A.2.1 – Support technological transfer and commercialisation of research results, strengthening the linkages between research, industry and other private sector actors.

– A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty

  • A.3.1 – Provide young people, especially those belonging to the NEETS, and women, with marketable skills;

– B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation:

  • B.4.1 – Support innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency and encourage use of non-conventional water supply;
  • B.4.2 – Reduce municipal waste generation and promote source separated collection and the optimal exploitation of its organic component;
  • B.4.3 – Support cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings.

These priorities were selected following national consultations in all participating countries and based on an updated socio-economic and environmental analysis, aiming at identifying the most relevant challenges in the Programme cooperation area.

Strategic projects are meant to foster policy-relevant innovations, as well as long-lasting and far-reaching effects that last beyond the funding of the Programme.

More information here and there.

SAVE THE DATES: information events on the call for strategic projects

ENI CBC MED programme is organizing, in partnership with the national authorities of the participating countries, a series of information events in the framework of the call for strategic projects. The events aim to provide potential Applicants and partners with all necessary information for the submission of a project proposal under the strategic call, which total budget is €68.5 million. Read More

 

 

First call for proposals: 41 projects approved for funding

During its last meeting which took place for the very first time in Cairo (Egypt) on 29-30 January 2019, the Joint Monitoring Committee (decision-making body of the ENI CBC Med Programme composed of the representatives of 13 participating countries) approved a list of 41 projects recommended for funding by the Projects Selection Committee.

Based on the quality of the proposals assessed, the Joint Monitoring Committee has decided to increase the budget of the call, within the 20% limit set by the EU rules, and finance more projects. Overall, the value of the 41 approved projects is €110 million, of which €100 million of EU contribution. The initial EU contribution to the call was €84,6 million.

More projects lead by organizations from Mediterranean Partner Countries

One the key outcomes of this first call is the substantial increase of projects leaded by organizations from Mediterranean Partner Countries (8 in a single call against 6 during the whole 2007-2013 period): this positive trend highlights a growing ownership of the ENI CBC Med Programme by all 13 participating countries.

Out of 282 organizations involved in the approved projects, 61% are established in Mediterranean Partner Countries.

Special attention to young people and women

Based on the 11 thematic priorities addressed by the call, the 41 approved will implement concerted actions which reflect the most relevant challenges and needs of the 13 participating countries (Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia) in the fields of business development, innovation, social inclusion and fight against poverty as well as environmental sustainability.

Consistently with the objectives of the Programme, the approved projects pay special attention to young people and women in order to foster their participation in community and economic life through actions supporting the access to the job market and the development of professional skills.

Next steps

All 92 applicants involved in the second step of the call for proposals will receive a letter of the Managing Authority containing the results of the evaluation.

Selected beneficiaries will soon start the process towards the signing of the grant contract with the Managing Authority, allowing to start the implementation of the planned activities.

First call for proposals: list of approved projects (01.02.2019)

 

Source: http://www.enpicbcmed.eu/communication/first-call-proposals-41-projects-approved-funding

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