Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean: the European Union grants € 209 million to the new Programme 2014-2020

Cooperation in the Mediterranean goes on: over € 209 million have been assigned by the European Union to the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme for the period 2014-2020.

According to the Programming document, a fifth of the financial allocation for Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) total budget - € 1 billion - is dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. This makes the Programme the largest one from a financial point of view out of 16 other programmes to be implemented with Partner Countries to the East and South of EU’s external borders.

Adopted on 8 October 2014, the Programming document was developed by the European External Action Service in cooperation with the European Commission. It provides the strategic framework for EU support for cross-border cooperation on the external borders of the European Union, under the European Neighbourhood Instrument, for the period 2014-2020. In addition, the Programming document defines the types of programme and lists the individual CBC programmes which will be financed by the EU, including their geographic eligibility and financial allocation. 

Download the Programming document