MED Programme

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).

The transnational setup allows the programme to tackle territorial challenges beyond national boundaries, such as environmental risk management, international business or transport corridors. So far, 144 projects have been programmed, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) up to a rate of 85%.

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).


Major stakes and programme priority axes

  • Axis 1: Strengthening innovation capacities
  • Axis 2 : Environmental protection and promotion of a sustainable territorial development
  • Axis 3 : Improvement of mobility and of territorial accessibility
  • Axis 4 : Promotion of a polycentric and integrated development of the Med space



Managing Authority (MA)

Direction Générale Adjointe
des Relations Internationales et des Affaires Européennes
Autorité Unique de Gestion MED

Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
27, Place Jules Guesde – 13481 MARSEILLE Cedex 20

Phone: +33 4 88 10 76 14
Fax : +33 4 91 57 55 05
aug-med [at] regionpaca [dot] fr