Interreg MED

Financing Facility:: INTERREG MED
HorizontalStates from 13 countries are working together in the transnational European Cooperation Programme for the Mediterranean area, The Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020. The transnational setup allows them to tackle challenges beyond national borders, such as the rise of low carbon economy, the protection of natural and cultural resources and the strengthening of innovation. The main objective of the Interreg MED Programme is to promote sustainable growth in the Mediterranean area by fostering innovative concepts and practices and a reasonable use of resources and by supporting social integration through an integrated and territorially based cooperation approach.
In period 2014-2020, Interreg MED Programme will promote cooperation between a varied typology of actors of these thirteen Mediterranean countries. Our target is optimizing existing results achieved in the previous period as well as facilitating new cooperation frameworks for all partners situated in the Program cooperation area.
Accordingly, Interreg MED Program establishes the following key cooperation principles aiming at consolidating the character of future projects and their related activities.
These fundamental principles represent the DNA of the Interreg MED Programme and are coherent with the promotion of development, of good governance and supported by the European Union Cohesion Policy.
1) Thematic concentration
2) Result-orientation
3) Transnationality
4) Territorial relevance
5) Sustainability
6) Transferability
7) Capitalisation
The total budget for the 2014-2020 period amounts to 265 K€, composed of 224 K€ ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), 9 million IPA (Instrument of Pre-Accession) and national co-funding.
The co-financing rate for partners witheout state aid is 85%. The co-financing rate for economic operators and structures with state aid is 85% or 50%.
An integrated management of ERDF and IPA funds will be (further) implemented.
The call will be restricted on different levels.
First, only three types of projects will be allowed:
“Testing” projects (M2)
“Capitalising” projects (M3)
“Integrated” projects: “studying” (M1) + “testing” (M2)+ “capitalising” (M3)No other types of projects will be allowed.
Second, applicants will be able to apply for one specific objective only and applications are not open to all specific objectives:For “Testing” (M2) projects, the following specific objectives are open:
– Specific objective 1.1
– Specific objectives 3.2
For “Capitalising” projects (M3), the following specific objectives are open:
– Specific objective 1.1
– Specific objectives 3.1 and 3.2
For “Integrated” projects, the following specific objectives are open:
– Specific objective 1.1
– Specific objective 2.3
– Specific objective 3.1 and 3.2
The second call for Modular project proposals will open on 30th January 2017 at 12:00 (Paris Time) and close on 31 March 2017 at 12:00 (Paris time).
Please refer to the program’s website for information: LINK

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