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The MED Programme is a transnational Programme of European Territorial Cooperation. It is financed by the European Union as an instrument of its regional policy and of its new programming period. It continues the tradition of the European Programmes for cooperation (previously named Interreg).  It takes place within the objective « European territorial cooperation » of the period 2007-2013.

With a budget of more than 250M€ (whose 193M€ of ERDF), the Programme will launch , until exhaustion of its ERDF envelope, calls for projects to build transnational partnerships aiming at meeting the priority objectives of the Programme in the Mediterranean space.

Programme objectives

  • To improve the area's competitiveness in a way that guarantees growth and employment for the next generations (Lisbon strategy).
  • To promote territorial cohesion and environmental protection, according to the logic of sustainable development (Goteborg strategy).

Basic information on the Programme

Title of the Operational Programme

Transnational Cooperation Programme “MED”

Location of the Managing Authority

Marseilles, France


263.025.212 €


  1. Strengthening innovation capacities
  2. Protection of the environment and promotion of a sustainable territorial Development
  3. Improvement of mobility and of territorial accessibility
  4. Promotion of a polycentric and integrated development of the Med space

Potential Beneficiaries

Ministries, Regional and local authorities, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Port authorities, Development Agencies, Institutes for technology and research, etc

Eligible area in Greece

The entire country

Eligible area outside Greece

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, France, United Kingdom (Gibraltar), Spain, Italia, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia




110 projects, with a total budget of 180,970,000 € are being implemented within the framework of the Transnational Cooperation Programme “MED”. 136 Greek partners are taking part in 102 of them, sharing a budget of 34.5 million €. For more information on the projects please visit the website http://www.programmemed.eu/en/projects.html

Calls for proposals

  1. 1st Call for Proposals
    (03/03/2008 – 31/10/2008)
  2. 2nd Call for Proposals
    (16/02/2009 – 01/02/2010)
  3. 1st Call for Proposals for Strategic Projects
    (15/04/2010 – 15/09/2010)
  4. Re-launching of the 1st Call for Proposals for Strategic Projects for Objective 2.3
    (01/04/2011 – 30/06/2011)
  5. 2nd Call for Proposals for Strategic Projects
    (01/04/2011 – 30/09/2011)
  6. Targeted Call for “classic projects” in the filed of «Innovation for renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in Mediterranean regions and cities»
    (10/02/2012 – 12/04/2012)
  7. Targeted Call for “classic projects” in the filed of «Strengthening Mediterranean port activities and EU accessibility with simpler norms and a better use of information technologies»
    (27/02/2012 – 27/04/2012)

Programme Authorities

Managing Authority
Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Direction Générale Adjointe
des Relations Internationales et des Affaires Européennes
Autorité Unique de Gestion MED
27, Place Jules Guesde
F-13481 Marseille Cedex 20
tel.: +33 488 107614
fax:+33 491 575505
E-mail: aug-med@regionpaca.fr

Joint Technical Secretariat
Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
27, Place Jules Guesde
F-13481 Marseille Cedex 20


40, Boulevard Dunkerque  
F-13002 Marseille

tel.: +33 491 575296 (ή 5133) 
fax: +33 491 575313
E-mail: stc-med@regionpaca.fr

First Level Control in Greece
Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping
General Secretariat for Investments and Development
Special Service Paying Authority – Unit D
“First Level Control & Certification of Expenses of Operational Programme and Community Initiatives”
Christos Pouris
Address: Navarhou Nikodimou 11 & Voulis
105 57, Athens, Greece

Tel.: +30 2131500471-472

Fax: +30 2131500453

E-mail: pouris@mnec.gr

National Coordinator

Evangelos Vidalis
Tel.: +30 2310 469631
Fax: +30 2310 469602
E-mail: evagvida@mou.gr

Mercia Panagiotakou
Tel.: +30 2310 469660
Fax: +30 2310 469602
E-mail:  mpanagiotakou@mou.gr