Second call for standard projects: 77 proposals preselected

The Joint Monitoring Committee, which met in Lisbon (Portugal) on 4th and 5th December 2012, has preselected 77 proposals out of 1095 Concept Notes submitted under the second call for standard projects.

The proposals, worth € 107 million (ENPI contribution), cover the 4 Programme Priorities and 10 related Measures. Based on the available budget (€ 56.5 million) and breakdown by Priority, the delegates of the participating countries have approved 9 projects for Priority 1, 12 for Priority 2, 13 for Priority 3 and 43 for Priority 4. While enhancement of innovation processes, development of economic clusters, protection of environment, promotion of sustainable tourism and support to artistic creativity still appear as some of the most relevant challenges in the cooperation area, new meaningful issues have emerged under this last call for the 2007-2013 period. Improvement of port logistics, integration of migrant communities together with the support to active citizenship, employment policies and vocational training constitute as many answers proposed by project partnerships to the current needs of the Mediterranean region.

Balanced participation continues to be a key driver of the Programme: among the 596 organisations (Applicants and partners) involved in the preselected proposals, more than 45% come from Mediterranean Partner Countries.

Important message to Applicants
An email will be sent to all Applicants within 3 weeks to inform them about the outcomes of the selection procedure. No information on a specific proposal will be given by other means.