The Cooperation in Urban Development and Dialogue (CIUDAD) programme was designed to help local governments in the Mediterranean region to enhance their capacity to plan for sustainable, integrated and long-term urban development using good governance principles. It did this through capacity building and by promoting mutual understanding, exchange of experience and cooperation between local actors in the EU and in the Partner Countries of the ENI region in the implementation of common projects.
The programme is closed.
The multilateral cross-border cooperation Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme aims at reinforcing cooperation between regions in the European Union and in partner countries located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and the promotion of cultural dialogue and local governance among other main objectives.
The main objectives of this programme are to promote economic, social, institutional and cultural integration between Sicily region and Tunisia, mainly through joint and sustainable development processes.
Creative Europe is the European Commission's framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors. Following on from the previous Culture Programme and MEDIA programme, Creative Europe consists of two sub-programmes; the Culture sub-programme to promote the culture sector, and the MEDIA sub-programme to support the audiovisual sector.
The Creative Europe programme is open to cultural and creative organisations from non-EU Member states under certain conditions (so far ENP countries from the South have not adhered to the programme but can have access to certain funds through very specific rules).
Tempus was the European Union's programme, which supported the modernisation of higher education in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region, mainly through university cooperation projects. Under this programme, several Master courses related to culture were funded, notably in the fields of cultural heritage and tourism and cultural heritage preservation.
Tempus was replaced with the Erasmus+ programme.
The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training and youth work. Erasmus+ provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Also, it supports transnational partnerships among education, training, and youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe. It also supports national efforts to modernise education, training and youth systems.