The Interreg MED Green Growth community is a network of 14 projects which promote a sustainable development in the Northern and Eastern Mediterranean area based on the sound management of the natural resources, taking into account the effects on the labour market by promoting social inclusion as well as green growth and jobs.
The Interreg MED Green Growth community is a network of 14 projects which promote a sustainable development in the Northern and Eastern Mediterranean area based on the sound management of the natural resources, taking into account the effects on the labour market by promoting social inclusion and green jobs. Thus, the project aims to promote sustainable growth 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.
The Interreg MED Green Growth community, has been running for 2 years in 2019, and is a thematic community of projects in the framework of the Interreg MED programme, which is a transnational European Territorial Cooperation Programme for the Mediterranean area. The Interreg MED Green Growth community is designed to be an agile network that unifies project results, offers innovative solutions, support Mediterranean stakeholders and create a fruitful and collaborative environment for all implicated bodies. It counts with 14 projects working on different topics related to green growth such as sustainable agro food systems, eco-innovation, green manufacturing, green public procurement, waste management and smart cities, among others.
With a total budget of 34.177.024,00 million Euros with partners from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain, the programme aims especially to improve empowerment of the stakeholders with, within and between existing clusters, economic sectors and networks. More specifically, innovation clusters, value chains and networks throughout MED regions are targeted as direct and indirect beneficiaries of the involved projects. Key target groups are SME’s and structures accompanying them, public authorities, and research structures.
The programme is driven by structuring and disseminating a sound message based on the results of the projects for the entire MED community and beyond; providing the framework to develop synergies and bring together stakeholders from the quadruple helix (public authorities, industry, academia and civil society) to reinforce dialogue and knowledge exchange on green growth; collaborating with external stakeholders and EU projects working in the same field at national, Mediterranean and European level to ensure transnational dissemination and transferability; reaching broader audiences exploiting various communication channels especially via social media tools and approaching business actors that can build and invest on the ideas emerging from the projects.
About the promoter and partner institutions
The Interreg MED programme – Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat is responsible for managing and implementing the programme in accordance with the principle of sound financial management. It is the entity that signs the subsidy contracts with the Lead partners, while the Joint Secretariat is a transnational team assisting the Managing Authority, the Monitoring Committee and the Audit Authority in implementing the programme. It receives the projects applications and instructs them, provides information to potential beneficiaries about funding opportunities under the MED programme and assists beneficiaries in the implementation of operations.