Innovation centres in the Med region


Leader: Novara Province

Partners: Lleida Provincial Council, Tarragona Provincial Council

Associated partners and observers: Girona Provincial Council, Lebanon’s BIAT Business Incubation Association 


Funding: 90.420,79 euros

Co-funding (Latin Arc): 35.112,50 euros





Innovation Centres in the Mediterranean

Project Description & Goals

The project aims to identify and analyse local development initiatives carried out by private or mixed companies in order to foster research and innovation in local and provincial administrations.



  • The Novara Province participated in an ENPI MED project proposal entitled “Innovation Clusters in the Mediterranean” led by the Ragusa Province.

  • Participation in a project proposal led by the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, which was submited to the Med Programme (innovation policies in the renewable energy sector).

  • Capitalisation of project results through the participation of the Novara Province in the formation of a cluster in the framework of the Med Programme.

  • Synergies with the European Chemical Regions Network and other local and European partners.



  • Elaboration of a study

  • Exchange of best practices

  • Publication of results

  • Final conference in Novara


Experiences, challenges and opportunities of Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) in the Mediterranean: Final Seminar of the SSE project

The conference entitled “Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Innovative Solutions to Development Problems in Mediterranean countries?” was held in Toulouges (France) on December 13. This event was the final seminar of the “Study on Social and Solidarity Economy in the Latin Arc”. Led by the Pyrénées-Orientales Department, the SSE project partnership is comprised of members from all three Latin Arc states – such as France’s CRESS Corsica, Haute Corse and Hérault Departments, Spain’s Tarragona, Granada and Lleida Provincial Councils as well as Italy’s Mantova and Viterbo Provinces. The partnership has been working on the project for two years.

4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean in Tangiers: territorial diplomacy for concrete cooperation actions in the Mediterranean.

The 4th Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean was held in Tangiers on Nov 30th. Political representatives from several Mediterranean countries joined the political round table in order to discuss the role of local and regional governments in the construction of Mediterranean diplomacy.

Latin Arc New Website Out Now!

The Latin Arc brand new website is out now! Our new site presents readers with an improved design that contains 7 sections covering the latest news and events, former and on-going projects, policy actions and partnerships.



Save the date: Kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism to be held in Marseille on March 16-17th

The kick-off meeting of the Thematic Community on Sustainable Tourism will be held in Marseille on March 16-17th.

Latin Arc to host “European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day” on Feb. 23rd in Barcelona

The Latin Arc will host the European Cooperation Projects Workshop Day on February 23rd in Barcelona. The event will be comprised of several preparatory workshops for the submission of projects to the upcoming EU funding calls.

First working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects to be held Lleida on February 7th

Latin Arc will participate in the first working meeting of the ES-EM-CIA and EMPL-ECO-MED projects. These two initiatives, which were approved last October in Latin Arc’s call for projects, focus on issues of employment and entrepreneurship in rural areas.