Europe in the Mediterranean

The MED programme is a transnational programme of European territorial cooperation. It is financed by the European Union as an instrument of its regional policy and of its new programming period. It continues the tradition of the European programmes for cooperation (previously named Interreg).  It takes place within the objective « European territorial cooperation » of the period 2007-2013.

With a budget of more than 250M€ (whose 193M€ of ERDF), the Programme will launch , until exhaustion of its ERDF envelope, calls for projects to build transnational partnerships aiming at meeting the priority objectives of the Programme in the Mediterranean space.

Programme objectives

To improve the area's competitiveness in a way that guarantees growth and employment for the next generations (Lisbon strategy).  

To promote territorial cohesion and environmental protection, according to the logic of sustainable development (Goteborg strategy).

Major stakes and programme priority axes

Axe 1: Strengthening innovation capacities

Axe 2 : Environmental protection and promotion of a sustainable territorial development

Axe 3 : Improvement of mobility and of territorial accessibility

Axe 4 : Promotion of a polycentric and integrated development of the Med space

Source: Website of the Programme as accessed in May, 2011.

Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General

Entry created by Gabriela Thomasova on May 8, 2011
Modified on April 3, 2012