European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) / MAC (Macaronesia)
Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

As a part of the Regional Integration Pilar of the Special Partnership between the EU and Cape Verde, the EU aims to support, through the European Union Ultra-Peripheral Regions (RUP), the integration of the Macaronesia space, with the objective of improving its structure and increase its dynamism and competitiveness, in line with the enlarged neighbourhood policy.Main areas of intervention: Renewable Energy, Biodiversity and Marine Conservation, Coastal Management and Hydraulic Resources, Tourism and other sectors.

Implementation methodologies

Various projects have been implemented under the MAC Programme. One of the most recent projects "ISLagua" implemented by various institutions in Cape Verde and the Canary Islands achieved important results: population aware of the importance of efficient water use, water desalination is now cheaper in S. Miguel due to the introduction of renewable energies in the desalination process, decrease in the cost of water treatment in Santo Antão.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer


Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Cooperation Agreement 2007 Funding to the MAC Programme in the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)


European Union and Macaronesia Region (Açores, Madeira, Canary Islands)
Resources devoted to implementation
Progress reports
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: N/A
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Guilherme Bragança, guilherme.braganca@eeas.europa.eu

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