Notwithstanding the reduced number of thematic priorities (7), the results of the call show once again the interest of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership for the ENI CBC Med Programme. 198 proposals were submitted under the call for strategic projects, closed on the 3rd of July. The financial value of the proposals is around €660 million, almost 10 times the budget available, i.e. €68.5 million.
The call was launched in March 2019 and focused on 7 thematic priorities selected by the Joint Monitoring Committee (decision-making body of the Programme composed of the representatives of the participating countries) given their potential to contribute to addressing some of the key socio-economic and environmental challenges shared at Mediterranean level.
The first phase of the evaluation process, which includes the administrative check and the assessment of the relevance and quality of design of proposals, will start very soon. Applicants will be informed about the outcomes of this first phase following the decision of the Joint Monitoring Committee, expected in November 2019.
The EU-funded ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 offers cooperation opportunities between partners from the Mediterranean area in fields of intervention such as economic development, education and research, social inclusion and environmental protection.