Priorities and measures

In coherence with the general objective, participating countries have agreed to define the following four Priorities:

Priority 1: Promotion of socio-economic development and enhancement of territories, concentrating on innovation and research in key sectors for the cooperation area, creating synergies among potentials of the Mediterranean Sea Basin countries and strengthening strategies of territorial planning. It is composed of the following measures:
1.1 Support to innovation and research in the process of local development of the Mediterranean Sea Basin countries [file.pdf]
1.2 Strengthening economic clusters creating synergies among potentials of the Mediterranean Sea Basin countries [file.pdf]
1.3 Strengthening the national strategies of territorial planning by integrating the different levels, and promotion of balanced and sustainable socio-economic development [file.pdf]

Priority 2: Promotion of environmental sustainability at the Basin level, pursued through the preservation of natural common heritage, the reduction of risk factors for the environment, the improvement of energy efficiency and the promotion of the use of renewable energy sources. It is composed of the following measures:
2.1 Prevention and reduction of risk factors for the environment and enhancement of natural common heritage [file.pdf]
2.2 Promotion of renewable energy use and improvement of energy efficiency contributing to addressing, among other challenges, climate change [file.pdf]

Priority 3*: Promotion of better conditions and modalities for ensuring the mobility of persons, goods and capitals, supporting the flows of people among territories as a cultural, social and economic plus for countries on both shores, and improving the conditions and modalities of circulation of goods and capitals among the territories. It is composed of the following measures:
3.1 Support to people flows among territories as a means of cultural, social and economic enrichment [file.pdf]
3.2 Improvement of conditions and modalities of circulation of goods and capitals among the territories [file.pdf]

Priority 4: Promotion of cultural dialogue and local governance, supporting the exchange, training and professional development of young people and all forms of dialogue among the communities as well as improving the governance process at local level. It is composed of the following measures:
4.1 Support to mobility, exchanges, training and professionalism of young people [file.pdf]
4.2 Support to the artistic creativity in all its expressions to encourage dialogue among communities [file.pdf]
4.3 Improvement of the governance processes at local level [file.pdf]

*Note: the participation of actors coming from eligible territories of Egypt and Tunisia to projects related to Priority 3 is not envisaged.

04.04.2012