The UfM Member States gave their unanimous support to the ENI CBC Med Programme in December 2019, to fund initiatives on climate change, business and SMEs, innovation, social inclusion , waste management and the fight against poverty
23 April 2020. The UfM-supported ENI CBC Med Programme will fund 22 new projects with a view to producing long-lasting effects and fostering significant change in key thematic areas such as start-ups development, reinforcement of Euro-Mediterranean economic clusters, technology transfer, employability of young people and women, waste management and energy efficiency.
With an investment of €69 million in funding and a total budget worth €78.8 million, these projects gather 197 actors from the 13 countries participating in the ENI CBC Med Programme, namely Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Portugal, Palestine, Spain and Tunisia.
Following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UfM and the ENI CBC Med Managing Authority in April 2019, and the Joint Action Plan agreed, the UfM endorsed in December 2019 the ENI CBC Med Programme, the largest Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) initiative implemented by the EU under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). Through calls for proposals, ENI CBC Med finances cooperation projects for a more competitive, innovative, inclusive and sustainable Mediterranean area.