Joining Forces to Promote Mediterranean Growth

MEDIA ROOM

Malta will be joining forces with ten other Mediterranean territories to embark on a programme promoting growth across the Mediterranean region. The 2014-2020 MED transnational cooperation programme will be launched in Marseille on the 23rd June.

The Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu, commented positively about this initiative giving the possibility to Mediterreanean countries to collaborate on their common issues. The programme will focus on four key areas;

  • Collaboration between SMEs, public authorities and research bodies in order to attain sustainable growth and find innovative ways of doing so,
  • Investment in a low-carbon economy, particularly across energy generation and mobility,
  • The protection of the Mediterranean natural and cultural resources through careful analysis and planning,
  • Enhancement of Mediterranean governance through promoting involvement on the regional, national and international levels.