Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020
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Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020

The MED transnational programme supports the sharing of experiences, knowledge, and the improvement of public policies between national, regional and local authorities and other territorial actors of eligible regions of the MED area. It includes 57 regions from 10 different EU countries (Malta, Italy, Spain, France, Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal and the United Kingdom) and 3 candidate countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro).  Its main purpose is to contribute towards the long term development of the Mediterranean area and to strengthen transnational cooperation between regions and participating countries. The programme, which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), covers the following thematic objectives:
Strengthening research, technological development and innovation; 
Supporting the shift toward a low-carbon economy in all sectors;
Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resources efficiency; and
Enhancing institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders related to the implementation of the ERDF.


Local, regional and national authorities, intermediary bodies in charge of innovation and economic development, regional development agencies, Universities, research institutes, innovation centres and clusters, business support centres and agencies, technology intermediaries and technology / knowledge transfer institutions, public and public equivalent bodies dealing with innovation, industrial policy, SMEs and training, Chambers of commerce, business associations, platforms and economic operators;
​​National, regional and local authorities and agencies dealing with energy issues, energy agencies, research institutes for energy and low carbon technologies, public and private energy suppliers and association of users;
Local, regional and national authorities and agencies responsible for energy resources, local, regional and national authorities and the competent agencies responsible for transport, mobility management and spatial development, research institutes for transport and mobility issues, developers and providers of transport information systems, public and private operators, public and private transport organisation and companies and NGOs;
Economic development and tourism departments of local, regional and national authorities, environment agencies, intermediary bodies involved in territorial development processes as well as research centres;
Environment departments of local, regional and national authorities as well as protected areas’ management organisations;
Decision makers.
Note:  the above lists are non-exhaustive.
EU Grant
Eligible Costs:
Funding Rate:
224 M€ ERDF

​​€ ERDF co-financing rate for economic operators and structures concerned by state aid: 85% or 50% 

Interreg MED Projects that include Maltese partners​​​​​​







Programme Manual
Med 2014-2020 Cooperation Programme​
Description of the First Level Control system

Annual Implementation Reports (AIRs)

Governance in the MED

PANORAMED is a project under the Interreg MED Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Participating states include 12 Member States and 21 partners.

During the 2014-2020 programming period, the Interreg MED Programme participating States invested in the new Axis 4, tackling the need to reinforce governance efforts in the Mediterranean Region. The Programme participating States acknowledged the need to improve the coordination of policies and actions to ensure a more informed use of public funds and seize additional opportunities for sustainable development and growth.

PANORAMED aims to establish an innovative permanent dialogue among public authorities and stakeholders to contribute to informed policy and decision-making processes at regional, national and transnational levels on common challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean Region. The project currently focuses on two key sectors, namely coastal and maritime tourism and maritime surveillance. Innovation will be integrated from 2019. 

The overarching goal of the top down governance initiative is to reinforce the capacity of national and public authorities to contribute in a coordinated way to current and future strategies and initiatives at Mediterranean basin level.

Malta is one of the participating states in the PANORAMED Project (represented by the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality). To date, 2 Maltese partners are participating in the strategic projects that have been chosen under the themes of Coastal and Maritime Tourism and maritime Surveillance. 


First Call for Modular Projects (CLOSED)
The first call for modular project proposals was open from 1st September 2015 till 2nd November 2015.
Call information on the official Programme website:​
Terms of Reference specifically applicable to this call
Axis 2 – Low Carbon Economy
           Specific Objective 2.1 
           Specific Objective 2.2
           Specific Objective 2.3
Axis 3 – Natural and Cultural Resources
           Specific Objective 3.1
           Specific Objective 3.2
List of projects undergoing evaluation(second group – for December 2016 selection)

Call for Horizontal Projects (CLOSED)

The call for horizontal project proposals was open from 10th November 2015 till 11th January 2016.
Information Seminar on the Second Call for Modular Project Proposals
The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division held a half-day information seminar in collaboration with the Programme’s Joint Secretariat on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 at ‘The Fortress Builders, Fortification Interpretation Centre’ in Valletta. The Programme Manual (Factsheets) can be found here​ and more (FAQs, glossary, Synergie guide) in the Toolbox section of the same website. 

Presentations delivered during this event
Interreg MED 3rd call for projects proposals
The Territorial Cooperation Unit would like to inform that the third call for project proposals under the Interreg MED 2014-2020 Programme shall be open between the 30th October 2018 and 31st January 2019. This call has a budgetary allocation of €30M and shall focus on the following Priority Axes:
-          Promoting Mediterranean innovation capacities to develop smart and sustainable growth
-          Protecting and promoting Mediterranean natural and cultural resources
Eligible beneficiaries include public authorities, bodies governed by public law, private institutions and international organisations operating in the Programme’s eligible area which include 10 EU Member States and 3 IPA countries.
An information session in relation to this call is envisaged to be held on Monday 26th November 2018. More details shall be provided at a later stage.
Further information about this call may be accessed through the Programme’s website:
The Territorial Cooperation Unit may be contacted as follows:
Telephone: 2200 1142
The Territorial Cooperation Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division held a half-day information seminar in collaboration with MEUSAC on Monday 26th November 2018 at The Palace Hotel, Sliema. The Terms of Reference of the call may be found here:, and the programme manual may be found here:




Contact Information:
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Funds and Programme Division
The Oaks Business Centre,  
Block B,
Triq Farsons,
Ħamrun  HMR 1321

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