The ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme is the largest Cross-Border Cooperation initiative implemented by the EU under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) with the objective of assisting progress towards “an area of shared prosperity and good neighbourliness” between EU Member States and their neighbours.
It brings together the coastal territories of 14 countries, among which seven EU Member states and seven Mediterranean Partner Countries. In addition, some ‘adjoining regions’ might be involved if needed to increase the value added of the Programme.
The Programme has two Overarching Objectives (OOs): promotion of socio-economic development and address common challenges in the environment. In line with the OOs of the Programme, four Thematic Objectives and eleven priorities have been selected.
The purpose of the service is to provide the final evaluation of ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020.
The final evaluation is the third phase of the evaluation work, which was started in 2021 by t33 conducting the previous mid-term evaluation. The third phase is featured by the organisation of thematic and national focus groups aimed at sharing and validating the evaluation findings with the stakeholders of the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020.
The main methodological tools used are desk analysis, focus groups, interviews, web survey and case studies.
The service is led by t33, with contributions from Naxta Srl.