MED programme

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The MED programme is a transnational programme of European territorial cooperation for Mediterranean countries. The projects MARIE and IRH-Med are examples for MED programme projects.

MED Programme 2007-2013

In the programme period 2007-2013, so far 144 projects have been implemented which are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The budget from 2007-2013 (some projects last until 2015) has been more than 250 Million EUR (ERDF contribution: 193 Million EUR). The programme objectives are:

  • To improve the area's competitiveness in a way that guarantees growth and employment for the next generations (Lisbon strategy).
  • To promote territorial cohesion and environmental protection, according to the logic of sustainable development (Goteborg strategy).

The programme priority axes are:

  • Axis 1: Strengthening innovation capacities
  • Axis 2 : Environmental protection and promotion of a sustainable territorial development
  • Axis 3 : Improvement of mobility and of territorial accessibility
  • Axis 4 : Promotion of a polycentric and integrated development of the Med space[1]

MED Programme 2014-2020

The transnational cooperation programme MED 2014-2020 is currently being shaped. This programme supports the sharing of experiences, knowledge, and the improvement of public policies between national, regional and local authorities and other territorial actors. It is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).[2]

Territories of the MED Programme 2014-2020

The territories under the MED Programme are:

  • Croatia: the entire country
  • Cyprus: the entire country
  • France: 5 regions - Corse, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes
  • Greece: the entire country
  • Italy: 19 regions : Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Molise, Piedmonte, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria, Valle D’Aoste, Veneto
  • Malta: the entire country
  • Portugal: 3 régions: Algarve, Alentejo, Lisbonne
  • Slovenia: the entire country
  • Spain : 6 autonomous regions - Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia, Balearic islands, Murcia, Valencia - and the two autonomous cities - Ceuta and Melilla
  • United-Kingdom: 1 region of the economic Programme - Gibraltar
  • Albania: the entire country
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: the entire country
  • Montenegro: the entire country[2]


  1. Homepage on the MED Programme 2007-2013:
  2. a b Homepage on the MED Programme 2014-2020: