Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre is the scientific and technical arm of the European Commission. It is providing the scientific advice and technical know-how to support a wide range of EU policies.

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European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI)

CES-MED is a programme financed by the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI), which is the main financial mechanism through which assistance is given to the European Neighbourhood Policy countries.

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MED-ENEC is a regional project funded by the European Union. It aims to increase the use of Energy Efficiency measures and Renewable Energy systems in buildings in southern and eastern Mediterranean countries. Apart from policy advice and business development, special emphasis is placed on the support of large building programmes as multipliers of climate friendly and cost-saving technologies and measures.

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The SUDEP South Support Mechanism is a project funded by the European Commission as part of its assistance to its neighbours in the Southern Mediterranean. It provides technical assistance to 12 municipalities and their partners in the six participating countries (Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia). The project supports its partners enabling them to create their own working methodology and implementation models on sustainable energy actions.

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The ClimaSouth project supports climate change mitigation and adaptation in 9 South Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. The project was initiated in February 2013 to be implemented over 48 months with a total budget of 5 million Euros provided by the European Union (ENP). Key stakeholders include technical government departments at operational and policy level, UNFCCC focal points, decision makers, and other stakeholders such as local government and civil society representatives. Its overall objective is to assist with the transition of partner countries towards low carbon economies and enhanced climate resilience.

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The Union for the Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is a unique intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all 28 countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. The UfM provides a forum to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives with tangible impact on our citizens, with an emphasis on young people, in order to address the three strategic objectives of the region: stability, human development and integration.

The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean is the platform to operationalise decisions taken by the Member States, implementing strategic regional projects through a specific methodology based on dynamic multi-partner networks and the exchange of best practices and innovative methodologies: more than 45 regional projects labelled by the Member States worth over €5 billion, mainly in the areas of sustainable and inclusive growth, youth employability, women’s empowerment, student mobility, integrated urban development, and climate action.

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