Interreg Co-funded by the European Union

2021-2027 Period

It is the first time that Türkiye has participated in the Programme and has been involved in the process since the first stage of the 2021-2027 preparation process. The program document was approved by the European Commission in December 2022.

The new era budget of the program is 281.473.092,00 euros. In this regard, the program is one of the EU's highest-budget cross-border Programmes.

The first call for proposals for the programme is expected in November 2023.

Policy Objectives of the Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme:

1) Policy Objective 1: A more competitive and smarter Europe

  • Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies
  • Enhancing sustainable growth and competitiveness of SMEs and job creation in SMEs, including by productive investments


2) Policy Objective 2: A greener, low-carbon Europe

  • Promoting energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Promoting climate change adaptation, and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches
  • Promoting access to water and sustainable water management
  • Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy


3) PO 4: A more social and inclusive Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

  • Improving equal access to inclusive and quality services in education, training and lifelong learning through developing accessible infrastructure, including by fostering resilience for distance and on-line education and training
  • Ensuring equal access to health care and fostering resilience of health systems, including primary care, and promoting the transition from institutional to family- and community-based care


4) ISO 1: Interreg-specific objective of a better cooperation governance

  • Other actions to support better cooperation governance



Funded Projects

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