CES-MED is a programme financed by the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). ENPI was operational from January 2007, and its programming phase ended in January 2014, when it was replaced by the European Neigbourhood Instrument (ENI).

Cities in the Southern Mediterranean region face similar challenges related to urban development, energy supply, and environmental management.

Our project's goal is to promote urban development and sustainable energy challenges in the Southern Mediterranean countries.

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CES-MED held a two-day Training of Trainers Workshop in the city of Sousse - Tunisia

Under the patronage of the ANME (Agence Nationale de la Maîtrise de l’Energie), represented by Mr. Oussama Nagati, the CES-MED project held a two-days’ workshop in the city of Sousse, Tunisia on February 1st and 2nd, 2017. titled “Training for the implementation of an Action Plan for Sustainable Energy in the Tunisian municipalities” which was attended by representatives of more than 20 Tunisian municipalities.
 

CES-MED takes part in the second edition of the Moroccan EcoCity Association University (AMEV)

The Moroccan EcoCity Association (AMEV) in collaboration with the commune of Kénitra, will organise on January 9 and 10 2017, the second edition of its University under the theme: “The role of elected representatives in sustainable urban development".
 

Urban development and sustainable energy challenges in the Southern Mediterranean countries

Today, about 460 million people live in countries in the Mediterranean region. Of these, two-thirds live in urban areas concentrated in coastal zones. The southern Mediterranean countries account for over 30% of the region’s population and this percentage is continuously increasing. Most cities in the southern Mediterranean region face similar challenges related to urban development, energy supply, and environmental management, particularly with regards to water and waste management. Needs in areas of urban management are particularly significant: e.g. transport systems, water and waste infrastructure, clean energy and energy saving.

Hence, over the coming years, needs related to urban development and sustainable energy are expected to increase sharply in view of growing population and limited sustainable planning and management capacities.

CES-MED in brief

  • Project Kick-Off
    January 2013
    The CES-MED project started with a 36 month duration and regional offices in Rabat and Beirut started to operate to support project implementation in Maghreb and Mashreq.
  • Project Extension
    December 2015
    After the original project duration, the CES-MED project received an 18 month extension period.
  • Project completion
    July 2017
    The CES-MED project will finish on July 2017, after having benefited selected Local Authorities in the ten Countries covered by the ENPI South region: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.