Integrated Maritime Policy for the Mediterranean (IMP-MED)

Project Duration
2010 - 2014
€2.9 million

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia

Brief Description

Seeks to provide opportunities to nine southern neighbourhood states in the Mediterranean to engage in and to obtain assistance for developing integrated approaches to maritime affairs
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, occupied Palestinian territory, Syria, Tunisia

Actions in brief

  • Organises a number of meetings and workshops for relevant ministries and public bodies and other stakeholders, to raise awareness in all the different sectors involved and achieve a real cross-sectoral approach;
  • Provides technical assistance to the administrations of the beneficiary countries to help them to adhere to the principles of the IMP in their administration and policy making frameworks;
  • Creates national roadmaps in cooperation with the respective national authorities, towards the adoption of a more integrated approach to maritime policy and effective policymaking in all concerned maritime sectors, accompanied by proposals for better use of EU bilateral financing programmes in this field;
  • Provides access to complete and detailed information on IMP concepts, tools and best practice;
  • Contributes to the work of regional and global organisations working on aspects of IMP in the Mediterranean;
  • Increases awareness of existing marine and maritime agreements, the impacts of the current gaps in ratification and implementation and ways of addressing these gaps, including existing funding possibilities;
  • Defines a set of proposals/recommendations together with partner countries for possible actions/projects at regional and subregional levels. 


Environment & Climate change