Mediterranean Sea Basin

    On 6 May 2020 the Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme launched a call for capitalisation projects with the deadline of 28 July 2020 (1 pm, CET). It focuses on the transfer, exploitation and mainstreaming of knowledge and results developed under different Euro-Mediterranean initiatives.

    All 4 thematic objectives and 11 priorities of the Programme are addressed by the call: 

    • Business and SMEs development (start-ups; economic clusters; sustainable tourism);
    • Technology transfer and innovation (commercialisation of research results; SMEs access to research and innovation);
    • Social inclusion and fight against poverty (professionalization of NEETS and women; social and solidarity economy);
    • Environment and climate change (water efficiency; waste management; energy efficiency; integrated coastal zone management).

    The EU contribution available for this call is €11 million. The financial support to projects ranges from €0.5 to €1 million, and up to a maximum of 90% of the eligible costs.

    Link to proposal 


    The call for strategic projects was launched by the Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme on 21 March 2019  with the deadline of 3 July 2019, at 1 pm (CET).

    The total EU contribution available for this call amounts to €68.5 million  and is indicatively distributed amongst the 7 priorities:

    1.1 Support innovative start-up and recently established enterprises

    1.2 Strengthen and support euro-Mediterranean networks, clusters, consortia and valuechains in traditional sectors and non-traditional sectors

    2.1 Support technological transfer and commercialisation of research results

    3.1 Provide young people, especially those belonging to the NEETS, and women, with marketable skills

    4.1 Water management – Support sustainable initiatives targeting innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency

    4.2 Waste treatment and recycling – Reduce municipal waste generation, promote source-separated collection and its optimal exploitation

    4.3 Renewable energy and energy efficiency – Support costeffective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings

    Proposals shall be submitted only through the online application form.

    Link to proposal


    The Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme launched its first call for proposals concerning standard projects on 18 July 2017.  The overall indicative amount made available for this call is €84.6 million. Proposals should be received by 24 January 2018 only through the online application form available here.

    Amongst the topics addressed by the call, which covers the 11 programme priorities, are the challenges linked to territorial economic growth through the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, the driving role of innovation and research, social inclusion and the fight against poverty, and finally the protection of environment and adaptation to climate change.

    Project proposals shall be presented by partnerships composed of a minimum of 3 different eligible countries, including at least one EU Mediterranean Country and one Mediterranean Partner Country.

    Questions regarding the call shall be submitted exclusively through the “FAQs” section of the website. It is highly recommended to consult this section regularly as it will be updated with answers having an interest for applicants and partners.

    To view the application pack, please click here.

    Link to proposal

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