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:

Priority 1
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.

Priority 2
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
and/or
• 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.

12.01.2010