Created in 1997, the MEDENER association gathers 12 organizations from the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean (ADEME-France, ADENE-Portugal, IDAE-Spain, CRES-Greece and ENEA-Italy, ADEREE-Morocco, ANME-Tunisia, APRUE -Algeria, ALMEE-Lebanon, NERC-Syria, NERC-Jordan and PEC-Palestinian Authority). Turkey and Egypt will soon be members of the network.

MEDENER facilitates the exchange of experience, know-how and best practices, by accelerating the transfer of skills, methods and technologies in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energies. MEDENER has become a key regional player.



IRENA is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. It is the main platform for international cooperation. It promotes the adoption and the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including Bioenergy, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar and wind energy in pursuit of sustainable development, access to energy, energy security, economic growth and low-carbon prosperity.



The Regional Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) is an independent, non-profit regional organization that aims at facilitating and promoting the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in the Arab world. RCREEE collaborates with regional governments and international organizations to initiate dialogues on sustainable policies, strategies, technologies and clean energy capacity development in order to affirm the importance of Arab States in the field of the energies of the future.



Following the creation of MEDREC, under the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 26 January 2004, between the Italian Ministry for the Environment of the Earth and the Sea "MIETM", the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Small and Medium Enterprises and the National Agency for Energy Management "ANME", after years, the two sides agreed to transform the former MEDREC by the new MEDREC with a new form of economic interest grouping "GIE", through the signing of the new statute on the 26 November 2015.

This status has the following objectives:

  • Open the Center to wider, more participatory and effective cooperation at the regional level, with a will to include national and international institutions and key actors ;

  • Provide the Center with a statutory autonomy to ensure its effectiveness and efficiency at the level of the Mediterranean region ;

  • The creation of a new autonomous structure that implements the provisions of the Technical Agreement signed on February 28, 2012 between the Tunisian Ministry of Industry and Technology and the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Earth and Environment, Sea.



The Energy Monitoring Observatory is committed to promoting dialogue and cooperation on energy issues in the Mediterranean region. The OME is a gathering platform and a reference Think Tank that makes energy an instrument for regional integration. Since its creation 25 years ago, the OME has conducted regional studies on all energy issues through a unique and original approach of cooperation between the experts of the members, the OME Technical Committees and the permanent staff of the OME, OME. It is a pioneer in the organization of conferences, workshops and high level training on the various issues related to the energy sector in the Mediterranean countries.