(Ongoing) COMPOSE PLUS project will capitalise on the successful development of a sustainable development planning tool, the COMPOSE tool, demonstrating its practical use value in development planning, supporting policymakers and development planners to mature projects towards the clean energy transition, focusing especially on rural and island areas of the MED.

It will promote introduction of EE measures and implementing RES as means of energy supply or even new business models, with a combination of social and technical innovation.

COMPOSE PLUS project is a consortium of 12 highly motivated partners from 7 MED countries, to transfer, adopt and mainstream COMPOSE tool and therefore increase their planning capacity and by spill over effect also capacity of several more stakeholders, to be better prepared for absorption of EU and cohesion funds, especially in the energy sector. The transfer will be implemented via training and capacity building courses, co-developed in consortia, upon stakeholder needs analysis and EU new multiannual financial framework financing opportunities. To ensure sustainability, receivers will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, to further use COMPOSE tool in their operations, exclusive train the trainer courses will also be implemented not only to secure institutional sustainability but also to support mainstreaming and further uptake of COMPOSE approach in respective countries.

INSULEUR is a project partner.

(Ongoing) The BLUE CROWDFUNDING project aims to improve the skills of stakeholders in the blue growth - economy sector (fisheries, aquaculture, maritime tourism etc) in the Mediterranean region by boosting innovation through participatory funding. In particular, the project aims to develop the skills of SMEs active in the blue economy sector, by focusing its actions on the use of participatory funding tools, and create a transnational cluster with participatory funding services, implement training programs targeted at entrepreneurship-supporting organizations and support the adoption of new policies that recognize the importance of participatory funding in Regions.
The long-term goal of the project is to support innovation mainly through participatory funding resources by fostering the development of innovative products and services in the blue economy sector. In this way, the blue economy SMEs will gain better access to funding, which will enable them to develop better and more competitive innovative solutions.
INSULEUR is a project partner.

The project focuses on the development of links and synergies between farmers, agro-food enterprises, Research Institutes and Public Authorities, for a) the promotion of agro-food products' extroversion, b) the development of agro-food companies' internalization, and c) the promotion of environmentally - friendly farming practices. Project's main outputs are: 1) a Transnational Cooperation Network in agro-food & tourism sector & 2) a Virtual Transnational Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (VIBIEC), offering support through e-incubators, e-business network platform, and other self-assesment tools.

The main project's results are: a) the improvement of agrofood SMEs' productivity, competiveness and access to the international market, b) increasing the percentage of agrofood SMEs involved in networking, internalization and innovation process, c) strengthening the links between R&D Institutes, SMEs, and Regional & Local authorities in the field of innovative entrepreneurship and d) increasing the use of environment- friendly farming practices.

Main project's beneficiaries: a) SMEs in the agrofood & tourism sector, b) farmers, c) business support organizations, d) R&D Institutes, and e) Regional & Local Authorities.

INSULEUR is a project partner.

BLUEISLANDS Project attempts to address prevailing challenges faced by Mediterranean Islands, namely the structural constriction of sea- locked territories, the fragmentary knowledge of seasonasl variation of waste generation, and the lack of strategic plan to promote sustainable tourism. The Project brings together 14 partners from 8 countries aiming at covenrting the aforementioned challenges into a mean fueling the establishment of circular economies through sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean.
INSULEUR is a project partner.

InnoBlueGrowth's main objective was to ensure the communication and capitalization activities of the "modular" projects (studying, testing and capitalizing projects) dealing with Blue Growth issues in order to increase their impacts towards common identified targets. In the case of the InnoBlueGrowth, these activities were focused on the increase of the transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the Mediterranean area.
InnoBlueGrowth has implemented concrete actions-a communication strategy, community building initiatives and capitalization events, among others-to build a real community of modular projects, dealing with Blue Growth. This innovative community has allowed the reinforcement of the cross-cutting and integrated approach between modular projects and transnational key stakeholders, which is a sine qua non condition to support Mediterranean clusters in their transnational activities processes. Moreover, InnoBlueGrowth has enhanced the dissemination and transferability of several modular and integrated projects' results, consequently ensuring a wider and deeper impact towards external multilevel stakeholders and contributing to the sustainable socio-economic development of the Mediterranean area through innovative investments in the Blue economy.
*Blue Growth Interreg MED horizontal project (2019-2022) is now the continuation of InnoBlueGrowth Interreg MED horizontal project (2016-2019).
INSULEUR is an associated project partner.

TALIA (Territorial Appropriation of Leading-edge Innovation Actions) builds and develops the Social & Creative community of the InterregMED Programme by orchestrating the progress and results of individual projects within the Priority Axis specifically related to Cultural and Creative Industries on the one hand, and Social Innovation (Open Data, Social Entrepreneurship and Public Sector Innovation) on the other.
Innovation: One of the 4 Priority Axes in the InterregMED Programme aims to increase the transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area.
The starting point are the individual MED projects of this Axis, dealing with creative industries, open data, social enterprises, and institutional innovation, which are structured according to a ‘modular' approach, namely addressing one or more of the steps of: Studying, Testing, Transferring, and Capitalisation. TALIA gathers all modular projects within communities of practice based on their commonalities to support joint transnational communication and capitalisation actions.
Social & Creative: TALIA is also responsible for the construction and development of the MED Social & Creative community, including the modular projects addressing the topics of Cultural and Creative Industries and Social Innovation. The goal is to activate synergies between public and private actors and to improve and expand the scope of the knowledge and results generated by their interaction
INSULEUR is an associated project partner.

COMPOSE (Rural Communities Engaged with Positive Energy) was a three-year Interreg MED project that worked on increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the local energy strategies and mix in the Mediterranean rural areas and islands. It provided a new holistic approach for RES planning models through the development of supply chains and the enhancement of local businesses, taking into account not only technical, but also socio-economic and environmental aspects.
The COMPOSE model has been tested by implementing 15 demonstration actions in 11 Mediterranean regions: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain. The pilot actions have been carried out by the project partners to provide concrete examples of the potential for energy savings and local development offered by energy efficiency and renewable energy, ultimately reducing energy poverty in the involved regions.
INSULEUR is an associated project partner.


The main aim of Innonautics is to strengthen the innovation capacities of SMEs in the nautical sector thanks to the spreading of innovative solutions and creating transnational cooperation initiatives, allowing a key sector for the insular Mediterranean economy to be modernised. It involves the creation of a Technology Platform to increase knowledge and competitiveness and strengthen the implementation of pilot programmes at nautical sector enterprises.

INSULEUR is a project partner.



The main aim of the project is to obtain political commitment from a large number of European insular authorities to reduce CO2 emissions by over 20% by 2020, in signing an obligatory statement (Isle Pact) and putting into place a well-coordinated series of plans, activities and preparatory projects to attain this objective.




  • ORATE/ESPON Project - EUROISLANDS Study: ‘The Development of Islands - European Islands and Cohesion Policy'



Coordinated by the Aegean University under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of the Economy and carried out within the framework of the EPSON 2013 programme, this study aims to develop political recommendations allowing the objectives of economic, social and territorial cohesion to be performed within a sustainable development prism.

This study aims to respond to three fundamental questions:

- What is the situation of European islands within the context of sustainable development?
- What are the causes of this situation? (Use of the attractiveness concept)
- What are the most appropriate policies to improve this island attractiveness and ensure advances respond to the demands of sustainable development?

INSULEUR is taking part in the production of this study.

The final report was delivered by end 2010.



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