Euromed: CBCMed, over 1,000 applicants for second call

Highest number proposals for reduction of risk for environment

30 April, 11:25

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, APRIL 30 - Applications in response to the second call for standard projects issued by the Cross-Border Cooperation Programme in the Mediterranean (ENPI CBCMed) are worth more than 24 times the available budget of the call, with an overwhelming 1,094 grant applications submitted for consideration.

According to the Enpi website (, the value of the proposals submitted is 1.6 billion euros with a total amount of 1.4 billion ENPI euros contribution requested. The amount available under the call is 56.5 million euros.

The highest number of proposals were under the priority of ''Prevention and reduction of risk factors for the environment and enhancement of natural common heritage'' and 25% for priorities of ''Promotion of socio-economic development and enhancement of territories'' and ''Promotion of environmental sustainability at the basin level''. Another 43% of projects concerned cultural dialogue, artistic creativity and support to local governance. The response confirmed the constant commitment of the seven Mediterranean Partner Countries to the Programme, accounting for almost 43% of total actors (Applicants and partners).

The 'ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2007/2013' is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme co-financed by the EU under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument. (ANSAmed)