INTERREG NEXT MED: new call open 2024

INTERREG NEXT MED: new call open 2024
INTERREG NEXT MED: new call open 2024

INTERREG NEXT MED 2021-2027 is a program that supports transnational cooperation with the financing of projects aimed at making the Mediterranean area more resilient.

With a budget of 253 million euros, Interreg NEXT MED aims to contribute to smart development, sustainable and fair for the entire Mediterranean basin, supporting balanced cooperation, long-lasting and far-reaching and multi-level governance. The mission of the program is to
finance cooperation projects that address socio-economic challenges, common environmental and governance issues at Mediterranean level, such as the adoption of advanced technologies, the competitiveness of SMEs and the creation of jobs, energy efficiency, the management of water resources, adaptation to climate change, the transition towards a circular and resource-efficient economy , education and training, health care

The program is divided into four Priority, each with relatives Specific objectives:

  • Priority 1 – A more competitive and smarter Mediterranean
    – Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies
    – Enhancing sustainable growth and competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs, including by productive investments
  • Priority 2 – A greener, low-carbon and resilient Mediterranean
    – Promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
    – Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience taking into account eco-system based approaches
    – Promoting access to water and sustainable water management
    – Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy
  • Priority 3 – A more social and inclusive Mediterranean
    – Improving equal access to inclusive and quality services in education, training and lifelong learning through developing accessible infrastructure, including by fostering resilience for distance and on-line education and training
    – Ensuring equal access to health care and fostering resilience of health systems, including primary care, and promoting the transition from institutional to family – and community-based care
  • Priority 4 – A better cooperation governance for the Mediterranean
    – Fostering local governance models and processes through cross-sectoral, multilevel and cross-border partnerships, encouraging the cooperation and dialogue between citizens, civil society actors and institutions in view of addressing issues of joint interest at local level through transnational exchanges, bottom-up and participatory approaches

Eligible subjects:

In general, the type of eligible subjects is summarized in the following list:

  • national public bodies, regional or local;
  • public law bodies (as defined in the article 2(4) of Directive 2014/24/EU);
  • private law bodies, non-profit organizations under private law;
  • international organizations registered under the national law of the Program Member States.

Le geographical areas covered by the program they report to 15 Villages, 13 of them who have already participated in previous editions of the program – Cipro, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italia, Lebanon, Jordan, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia – and two new members, that means Algeria and Türkiye. The details of the territories involved can be found below link.

The project partnership must include at least three (3) Eligible countries, including at least one (1) European Union country in the Mediterranean (UEMC) it's a (1) Mediterranean Partner Country (MPC).

Eligible proposals and available budget:

  • Thematic projects: projects that aim to develop and test innovative solutions to address specific challenges related to the programme's priorities (maximum cost per project 3.000.000,00 euro);
  • Youth-oriented projects: projects that actively involve young people in planning and implementation, with a focus on youth action within the programme (maximum cost per project 1.200.000,00 euro);
  • Governance projects: projects dedicated exclusively to improving the capacities of public authorities and other actors involved in the provision of public services for the benefit of citizens and places at local level (maximum cost per project 1.500.000,00 euro).

The European Union contribution cannot exceed 89% of the total eligible costs of the project, and the co-financing of the project must be at least 11% of the total eligible costs.
At least the 50% of the total eligible costs of the project must be dedicated to activities to be carried out in the territories of the Mediterranean Partner Countries.

Submission methods and deadlines.

The projects must be written in English or French and uploaded to the platform eform by 30 open 2024 (13:00 CET)