Fields of intervention
The call for proposals for strategic projects, to be issued in May 2011, will focus on Programme Priority 1 and 2, in particular on the following topics:
a. Definition of policies and promotion of pilot initiatives to support R&D , innovation and technology transfer, with particular attention to SMEs, and promotion of innovating SMEs clusters in the following sectors:
a1. Agro-food industry;
a2. Sustainable tourism based on the preservation and enhancement of cultural and natural heritage.
b. Promotion of joint planning methodologies with regard to integrated coastal management including maritime safety.
c. Support to R&D, innovation and technology transfer, with particular attention to SMEs, in relation to waste treatment and recycling.
d. Water management with attention on:
• Quantity and quality of supply, with a focus on alternative water supplies and wastewater re-use
• Efficient use of water resources, with a focus on agricultural use.
e. Definition of policies and promotion of pilot initiatives to support R&D, innovation and technology transfer, with particular attention to SMEs, in the field of solar energy.
Strategic projects involve a minimum of four partners representing four different countries, of which at least one EU Mediterranean Country and one Mediterranean Partner Country. Their budget range from a minimum of € 2 million up to a maximum of € 5 million. About € 62 million are dedicated to the call for strategic projects.