The Interreg MED Programme will open its 3rd call for project proposals at the beginning of November 2018. It will stay open until late January 2019. The budget allocation for this call is approximately 30M€ (ERDF + IPA). The call will be focusing on: 1) Blue Growth: focusing on maritime clusters; 2) Sustainable Tourism: focusing on insularity and low density areas; 3) Biodiversity protection: focusing on Marine Protected Areas. Project budgets will vary between 2,5M€ and 4M€. The application process will be conducted in two phases: only the projects that will pass the first phase will be entitled to go to the second one (estimated calendar: May-June 2019). The projects are expected to start their activity by November 2019. The publication of the Terms of Reference is foreseen after mid-October. The Joint Secretariat will hold an application seminar in late November, in Marseilles. More details will be released after the Monitoring committee’s final decisions in October. Please note some changes may still occur, particularly regarding dates and budget details.