Second ENPI CBC Med Joint Monitoring Committee held in Aqaba

The participating countries in the ENPI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin” Programme met in Aqaba (Jordan) for the second Joint Monitoring Committee on January 14th, 15th and 16th. The national representatives have discussed and approved the entire Application Pack, containing the text of the call for proposals, application form, budget, guidelines for applicants, grant contract and related annexes. After the necessary technical delays to integrate the comments of the countries, the first call for proposals on standard projects will be launched by the end of February.

Moreover, the Joint Monitoring Committee has also approved the 2009 Information and Communication Plan and the methodology proposed by the Joint Managing Authority for the identification of the priority topics for strategic projects. Finally, the participating countries have provided useful feedback on the proposals of Programme logo, graphic line and website, which will be online starting from mid-February.

A third Joint Monitoring Committee will be held in Valencia (Spain) in May 2009, while the Programme launching seminar is expected to take place in Cagliari following the publication of the first call for proposals.