Webinar: The Interreg NEXT MED Programme and the First Call

December 14, 2023 10:00 |

UNIMED is glad to invite you to the online Informative Session about the Interreg NEXT MED Programme and the First Call, organised in collaboration with the Interreg NEXT MED Programme Managing Authority.

If you are interested in cooperating between both shores of the Mediterranean and you want to contribute to a more competitive, greener and more inclusive Mediterranean, this webinar can be of interest to you.


The event is dedicated to the UNIMED Associated Universities and the Mediterranean stakeholders interested in the Interreg NEXT MED Programme and coming from the eligible territories.

The final goal of the webinar is to present the Programme and provide more information about the First Call to be launched, the partner search and partnership building.

The webinar will be held in English and there will be space for questions.

You can have a look at the Interreg NEXT MED Programme Document, detailing the overall strategy, priorities, specific objectives and list of eligible territories – here in English, here in French and here in Arabic.


  • Vincent Ernoux, Interreg NEXT MED Programme Coordinator – Branch Office for the Western Mediterranean
  • Joumana Sweiss, Interreg NEXT MED Programme Officer – Branch Office for the Western Mediterranean
  • Alejandro Lafarga, Interreg NEXT MED Programme Officer – Branch Office for the Western Mediterranean

The webinar will be open and moderated by Marcello Scalisi, UNIMED Director


Interreg NEXT ‘Mediterranean Sea Basin’ (hereinafter ‘NEXT MED’) transnational cooperation programme is the third generation of one of the largest cooperation initiatives implemented by the European Union across borders in the Mediterranean area. Building on the experience and results of the ENPI (2007-2013) and ENI (2014-2020) cross-border cooperation (CBC) Med programmes, NEXT MED will continue boosting Euro-Mediterranean cooperation for the period 2021-2027 under the framework of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy and its specific ‘Interreg’ instrument which supports European Territorial Cooperation across regions and countries.


With a substantial budget of €103.6 million, this call represents a unique opportunity to fund transnational cooperation projects aimed at catalyzing positive transformations, nurturing collective progress, and encouraging sustainable and inclusive development throughout the Mediterranean area. Geographical coverage of the call extends to over 90 territories from 7 EU and 8 partner countries, namely Cyprus, Greece, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey.

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