The Managing Authority of the Interreg NEXT Cross-Border Cooperation Programme in the Mediterranean Sea Basin is the Administration of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia. The countries expected to participate in the program in the period 2021-2027 are Algeria, Southern Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia.
The program area of the Programme in Türkiye consists of these cities: Tekirdağ, Edirne, Kırklareli, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Izmir, Aydın, Denizli, Muğla, Antalya, Isparta, Burdur, Adana, Mersin, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye, Manisa, Afyonkarahisar, Kütahya, Uşak regions.
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. While the preparations for the Program Document are ongoing, it is expected that all documents will be submitted to the European Commission by December 2022.
The new era budget of the program is 253,325.779 euros. In this regard, the program is one of the EU's highest-budget cross-border Programmes.
Policy Objectives of the Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme:
1) Policy Objective 1: A more competitive and smarter Europe
2) Policy Objective 2: A greener, low-carbon Europe
3) PO 4: A more social and inclusive Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights
4) ISO 1: Interreg-specific objective of a better cooperation governance
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