How Interreg transforms the Mediterranean region

[Interreg-MED Program]

The Interreg MED is an EU-funded programme which aims to boost transnational cooperation among Mediterranean countries.

Through the use of innovative methods and solutions related to the circular economy, the programme wants to deal with the specific elements of the region and help it cope with rising challenges ranging from a low carbon economy to the protection of natural and cultural resources.

Speaking to EURACTIV on the sidelines of the event “MEDforYOU: Unfolding a strong narrative for policy change” organised in Athens on 25 October, several stakeholders presented pilot projects related to agriculture, circular economy, blue growth and sustainable tourism.

In this Special Report, we will look at how Interreg MED has contributed to the region’s sustainability but also at the programme’s future in the EU’s next seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework, considering the planned cuts.

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