CES-MED is a programme financed by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). ENPI was operational from January 2007, and its programming phase ended in January 2014, when it was replaced by the European Neigbourhood Instrument (ENI).

Cities in the Southern Mediterranean region face similar challenges related to urban development, energy supply, and environmental management.

Our project's goal is to promote urban development and sustainable energy challenges in the Southern Mediterranean countries.






The European Commission has granted an eighteen-month extension for the CES-MED project as of January 2016. Our team of experts will thus continue delivering technical assistance to affiliated authorities, municipalities and cities the project up till mid 2O17.

Latest news

National conference "Urban Development and Energy Transition in Morocco", organized by the CES-MED project in Morocco

The national conference "Urban Development and Energy Transition in Morocco", organized by the CES-MED project, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEMEE) and the General Directorate for Local Authorities (DGCL) was held on July 21, 2016 in Rabat in the presence of Ms. Maya Aherdan, national focal point, Mr. Gerhard Krause and Mr. Maxime La Tella from the EU Delegation in Morocco. 
 

CES-MED will collaborate with the newly launched MASHAV programme from the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water and the Union of Local Authorities (UoLA)

The CES-MED project will collaborate with the newly launched MASHAV programme - “Municipal Energy Efficiency in Local Authorities,  from the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water and the Union of Local Authorities (UoLA) in Israel
 

Urban development and sustainable energy challenges in the Southern Mediterranean countries

Today, about 460 million people live in countries in the Mediterranean region. Of these, two-thirds live in urban areas concentrated in coastal zones. The southern Mediterranean countries account for over 30% of the region’s population and this percentage is continuously increasing. Most cities in the southern Mediterranean region face similar challenges related to urban development, energy supply, and environmental management, particularly with regards to water and waste management. Needs in areas of urban management are particularly significant: e.g. transport systems, water and waste infrastructure, clean energy and energy saving.

Hence, over the coming years, needs related to urban development and sustainable energy are expected to increase sharply in view of growing population and limited sustainable planning and management capacities.

CES-MED in brief

  • Project Kick-Off
    January 2013
    The CES-MED project started with a 36 month duration and regional offices in Rabat and Beirut started to operate to support project implementation in Maghreb and Mashreq.
  • Project Extension
    December 2015
    After the original project duration, the CES-MED project received an 18 month extension period.
  • Project completion
    July 2017
    The CES-MED project will finish on July 2017, after having benefited selected Local Authorities in the ten Countries covered by the ENPI South region: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.