ERANETMED is an ERA-NET dedicated to the coordination of research and innovation in the area of societal challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean region. It was established in October 2013 and shall end by September 2017. It is coordinated by the Centro Internazionale di Alti Studi Agronomici Mediterranei – Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari, in Italy. The main aim of the project is to enhance Euro-Mediterranean co-ownership through innovation and competitive research in the societal challenges of the region. The project aims at reducing fragmentation of programming in the Mediterranean region by increasing coordination among national research programmes of European Member States, Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries.