Type of projects

A. Strategic projects
The topics of strategic projects are selected by the Joint Monitoring Committee, according to the main challenges of the cooperation area. They shall to take into account the opportunities and strengths which characterize the Mediterranean basin and respond to the needs of the eligible territories. Strategic projects can be considered as:
1) Horizontal, giving priority to a specific thematic approach regarded as strategic for the cooperation area and involving several territories and partners on the two shores of the basin;
2) Geographically concentrated, focusing on the identification of shared solutions to common issues and challenges in a limited number of territories from the two shores of the basin.

Strategic projects budget
• Minimum threshold: € 2.000.000
• Maximum threshold: € 5.000.000

Countries represented in the partnership
• Minimum number: 4 including of which at least 1 EU Mediterranean Country and 1 Mediterranean Partner Country

B. Standard projects
They are proposed by the local actors organized in cross-border partnerships, following the calls for proposals launched by the Programme.

Standard projects budget
• Minimum threshold: €500.000*
• Maximum threshold: € 2.000.000

Countries represented in the partnership
• Minimum number: 3 including at least 1 EU Mediterranean Country and 1 Mediterranean Partner Country

*50% of the budget allocated to Priority 4 "Promotion of cultural dialogue and local governance" is dedicated to projects with a minimum threshold of € 200.000.

04.04.2012