Dialogue4Innovation is an Interreg Euro-MED Institutional Dialogue project falling under the programme’s Mission “Innovative Sustainable Economy”. With a budget of approximately 4 million euros, this seven-year project aims to enhance governance and foster a more innovative and sustainable economy in the Mediterranean region.

Some of the Western Balkan economies already participate while other partners may benefit in the future too.

The project involves a wide network of organizations from the public sector, business, research, and civil society.

The project aims to support mission-oriented innovation policy and the creation of long-lasting conditions for a permanent dialogue on innovation in the Mediterranean. Dialogue4Innovation will work to increase the coordination, coherence and alignment of policies and actions for innovative sustainable economy at the basin scale.

Capacity building is one of the pillars of the project, which will develop tools to increase the capacity of policy makers and stakeholders to address the Sustainable Development Goals more effectively. By working with territorial actors through Transformative Innovation Policy Labs, the project will promote the diffusion of more systemic and integrated approaches, which are necessary to tackle the urgent challenges of the ecological transition.

Dialogue4Innovation will contribute to improve the long-lasting conditions for a permanent institutional and social dialogue in the Mediterranean, bridging the transnational dimension with local solutions. It will become a reference platform for Mediterranean innovation ecosystem stakeholders aimed at fostering an open, inclusive, and effective governance, increasing the visibility and relevance of the Mediterranean instances at the European and international levels. To amplify its impact, the project will support Mediterranean challenge-driven multi-actor alliances. To meet its objectives, it will build on the outcomes of the Interreg Euro-MED thematic projects, narrowing the gap with the policy priorities (at local, regional, national, Mediterranean & European level) and promoting their integration in structural policies and practices.

Coordinator: Emilia Romagna Region

– Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of Croatia
– Adriatic Ionian Euroregion
– ARC-MedWaves
– Generalitat de Catalunya
– Directorate for European Integration of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
– Open Space Ltd.
– ADEME – Agency for Ecological Transition
– Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe

Total Project Budget: € 4.000.000,00
Programme: INTERREG Euro-MED
Project Duration: 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2029

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Project type
  • BalkanMed
  • Interreg Adriatic-Ionian
Country of the coordinating institution
Geographical focus
  • Adriatic-Ionian Macroregion
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General
January 2023 - December 2029

Entry created by POLICY ANSWERS Project support on July 26, 2023
Modified on August 16, 2023