RECOMED has long experience in writing and implementing projects related to the Mediterranean economy (rural development, agricultural products, gastronomy, etc.). Its members have collaborated with independent bodies in the design and elaboration of European calls for proposals (call for grants, call for projects).

This experience translates into the development of targeted proposals in line with the requirements of the European institutions, the creation of networks and collaborative relationships with various actors inside and outside Europe, and ultimately into innovative and feasible proposals.

Our aim is to make use of all forms of European funding managed either directly by the European institutions or by national and regional authorities.

See indicative examples HERE

Programmes for sustainability in the Mediterranean

These are programmes aimed at promoting sustainable practices and preserving the natural and cultural resources of the region.

The United Nations Environment Programme in the Mediterranean (UNEP/MAP) is one of the most important sustainability programmes for the Mediterranean. The programme aims to promote biodiversity, manage water resources, reduce pollution and conserve the marine environment.

The European Union has also established the Environmental Sustainability Programme for the Mediterranean (SwitchMed), which promotes the adoption of sustainable practices in the energy, industry, tourism and agriculture sectors.

In addition, the countries of the region cooperate under the Barcelona Treaty signed in 1995 to promote cooperation between Mediterranean countries in the economic, social and environmental fields. One of the most important programmes developed under this treaty is the Regional Plan for Water Management.

There are other sustainability programmes for the Mediterranean developed by various institutions and organisations such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG-MEWA), etc.

These sustainability programmes have a significant impact on the protection of the environment and the preservation of Mediterranean culture. They aim to promote sustainability and sustainable development in the region, through the promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energy, protection of marine ecosystems, improvement of air and water quality, and the development of sustainable forms of agricultural and fishing activity.

Some of the most important sustainability programmes being implemented in the Mediterranean are:

The “Green Mediterranean Cities Programme”, which aims to promote a more sustainable development of urban areas through the promotion of sustainability, energy saving and the protection of green areas.

The “Mediterranean Marinas and Coastlines Programme”, which aims to conserve and protect Mediterranean marine ecosystems through the development of efficient coastal and fisheries management plans.

Programmes for the sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean

These are European Union or international programmes funded by various organisations and foundations. Some of the programmes concerning the sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean are:

PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area): this is a European Union programme aimed at strengthening the sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean through the promotion of research and innovation.

CIHEAM (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania): CIHEAM is an international institute focusing on improving agriculture in the Mediterranean through education, research and development.

Med4EBM (Mediterranean for Evidence-Based Management): Med4EBM is a programme that aims to enhance the sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean through the promotion of the scientific basis in management and decision-making in the agricultural sector.

ENI CBC MED (European Neighborhood Instrument Cross-Border Cooperation Mediterranean Sea Basin Program): this is a European Union programme that aims to promote sustainable development in the agricultural sector in the Mediterranean through cooperation and cross-border interaction.

MedNC (Mediterranean Network of Cooperatives): MedNC is a network of cooperative organisations in the Mediterranean that aims to strengthen rural communities through cooperation and exchange of best practices.