Call for submissions of cooperation projects under INTERREG VI – A Italia-Malta

The Ministry responsible for European Funds would like to announce that in the “Gazzetta Ufficiale della Regione Siciliana” no. 1 of 5 January 2024, the extract of the Public Notice 01/2023 for the presentation of cooperation projects under the specific objectives of the INTERREG VI – A Italia-Malta programme, approved by the Managing Authority with DDG no. 1273 of 29/12/2023, was published.

The Public Notice 01/2023, published by the Managing Authority of the INTERREG VI-A Italia-Malta programme which is Regione Siciliana, aims at acquiring timely, concrete and feasible project proposals based on the specific objectives linked to the four (4) Programme’s priorities listed hereunder: 

Priority 1 – A smarter area of cooperation to promote research and innovation and the development of skills for smart specialisation

  • Specific Objective 1.1 – Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies in the cross-border area (RSO1.1)
  • Specific Objective 1.2 – Develop skills for smart specialisation, industrial transition and entrepreneurship in the cross-border area (RSO1.4)

Priority 2 – A resilient cooperation area, which strengthens the protection and preservation of nature also through the efficient use of resources

  • Specific Objective 2.1 – Promoting climate change adaptation, disaster risk prevention and resilience in the cross-border area (RSO2.4)
  • Specific Objective 2.2 – Promoting the transition to a circular economy in the cross-border area (RSO2.6)
  • Specific Objective 2.3 – Enhancing the protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity, green infrastructure and reducing pollution in the cross-border area (RSO2.7)

Priority 3 – An area of efficient cooperation in social capital through the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development

  • Specific Objective 3.1 – Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism in the cross-border area in economic development, social inclusion and social innovation (RSO4.6)

Priority 4 – An area of cooperation with better governance between Italy and Malta

  • Specific Objective 4.1 – Enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of cooperation in the cross-border area (ISO6.4)

“Eligible Beneficiaries: Please refer to Article 3 of the Call text since eligible beneficiaries depend on the Specific Objective.”


The partnership is made up of at least one (1) partner from each Member State participating in the programme. The contribution of the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) shall cover a maximum of 80% of the eligible project costs.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 04 April 2024 (90 days from the publication of the notice in the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Regione Siciliana).

It is possible to download the full text of the public notice, which sets out how to submit project proposals, the selection criteria, the application form (part A and B) and the documents to be attached. This is available at the following link: Interreg VI-A Italia-Malta 2021-2027 – Publication of Public Notice 1/2023 for the submission of cooperation projects – Italia – Malta (italiamalta.eu)

Kindly be informed that the “Partner Search Form“ in relation to the call in caption has been published on the Managing Authority (MA) ’s website. You can find this form here. If this interests you, kindly fill out the form and send it to stc.italia-malta@regione.sicilia.it. The Joint Secretariat will post the received forms on the “Partner Search” page accessed from the ‘2021-2027 Programme’ section of the website.

An information session in relation to this call shall be held on Monday 11th March 2024. Kindly note that the attendance will be on a first come first served basis. The agenda for this meeting, including location and further details shall be provided in the coming weeks. Attendance is to be registered here

Queries to the Funds and Programmes Division as the Malta National Coordinating Authority may be addressed to: maria.dimech.1@gov.mt keeping territorialcoop.fpd@gov.mt in copy.

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