The "ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020" is a multilateral cross-border cooperation programme co-financed by the European Union under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI).
The capitalisation call answers the need to enhance and make further use of the consolidated results of a selected number of successful projects implemented in the cooperation area during the 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Med Programme: these projects have a direct and strong links with the strategic priorities addressed by the 2014-2020 ENI CBC Med Programme.
The capitalisation call represents a tangible tool to build effective synergies with other initiatives with a view to positioning the ENI CBC Med Programme as an operational and open platform of governance to share experiences, knowledge, good practices and structure new multilevel networks of stakeholders across the Mediterranean area.
This call for capitalisation projects addresses the 11 thematic Priorities:
- Support innovative start-up and recently established enterprises
- Strengthen and support euroMediterranean networks, clusters, consortia and value-chains in traditional sectors and nontraditional sectors
- Encourage sustainable tourism initiatives and actions
- Support technological transfer and commercialisation of research results
- Support SMEs in accessing research and innovation, also through clusterin
- Provide young people, especially those belonging to the NEETS, and women, with marketable skills
- Support social and solidarity economic actors
- Water management - Support sustainable initiatives targeting innovative and technological solutions to increase water efficiency
- Waste treatment and recycling - Reduce municipal waste generation, promote sourceseparated collection and its optimal exploitation
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency - Support cost-effective and innovative energy rehabilitations relevant to building types and climatic zones, with a focus on public buildings
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management - Incorporate the Ecosystem-Based management approach to ICZM into local development planning.
In the context of this call for proposals, capitalisation projects are expected to capture the most promising short-term resultsand long-term results of the projects and initiatives identified in the ToRs and contribute to one or more (option recommended) of the following objectives:
1. Transfer and exploitation of results
2. Reinforcement of networks
3. Strategic dissemination and awareness of public authorities and policy-makers
Applicants and partners must be established in the eligible territories of the countries participating in the Programme (as detailed below) and they shall meet the eligibility criteria indicated in the Guidelines for Applicants;
- Algeria; Cyprus; Egypt; France; Greece; Israel; Italy; Jordan; Lebanon; Malta; Palestine; Portugal; Spain; Tunisia.
The cross-border dimension of the projects is the specific and strategic feature of the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme, representing a key driver for the Programme effectiveness.
For capitalisation projects, the project partnership shall represent a minimum of five (5) different eligible countries including at least one (1) EU Mediterranean Country (EUMC) and one (1) Mediterranean Partner Country (MPC).
Further information on partnership’s composition is available in the Guidelines for Applicants.
The total EU contribution to capitalisation projects must be within a minimum of € 0.5 million and a maximum of € 1 million.
The total cost of the project and related budget cannot exceed € 1,111,111 million, including cofinancing.
At least 50% of the total eligible costs of the project shall be dedicated to activities implemented in Mediterranean Partner Countries.
The planned duration of a project must be between 12 and 24 months.