MED-REG II– Energy regulators

Supports the development of a modern and efficient energy regulatory framework in the Mediterranean Partner Countries and strengthens their cooperation with EU energy regulators

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia

Timeframe: 2010-2013

Budget: €1,119,200


The project aims at strengthening cooperation between the EU energy regulators and those of the Mediterranean Partner Countries helping them to develop a modern and efficient regulatory framework. This is important for the setting up of an integrated Euro-Mediterranean energy market.
The project "Support to Cooperation between the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Regulators (MEDREG II)" endeavours to facilitate information exchanges and concerted approaches between EU and Partner Countries’ regulators, assist the Mediterranean countries in establishing independent energy regulators, empowering those which already exist, and developing the technical capacities of their staff. This second phase follows up from work started under MED-REG I in 2008-2009.
What does it do?
The project focuses on the creation of a network for information exchange and assistance between EU and Mediterranean Partner Countries regulators. It supports the transfer of knowledge, as well as the signature of Memoranda of Understanding and/or Recommendations on the minimum competencies and requirements that Euro-Mediterranean Regulatory Authorities would need in order to reach a consistent, harmonized and investment-friendly regulatory framework.
Its main activities are carried out through the General Assembly and ad-hoc groups, comprising officials working within the national regulatory authorities. It will organise the training of Mediterranean Regulatory Authorities' staff by the Florence School of Regulation. MEDREG action will result in consolidation ofthe network of EuroMed energy regulators and implementation ofminimum competences and organisational structure of Euro-Mediterranean Regulatory Authorities.


Actions in brief

  • Facilitates information exchanges and concerted approaches between EU and Partner Country regulators.
  • Assists the Mediterranean Partner Countries establish independent energy regulators and develops their capacity.
  • Supports the transfer of knowledge, mainly through the General Assembly and ad-hoc groups.
  • Consolidates a network of EuroMed energy regulators.

EU Cooperation with Syria is currently suspended due to the political situation in the country; however, since in principle Syria is eligible for cooperation under the ENPI, activities may be taken up again once the situation improves.
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