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The 1st call for project proposals of the ENI CBC “Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 was launched on 31st of January 2017 with the deadline of 31st of May 2017, 23:59 (GMT+2).

More details can be found here!

The 2nd public consultation on the draft Guidelines for Applicants, Grant Contract and their annexes, is closed.

The 2nd public consultation on the draft Guidelines for Applicants, Grant Contract and their annexes, is closed. We thank all those who sent their inputs for their valuable contributions which supported us in improving the quality and consistency of the documents in the Application pack. Please follow the Programme website to be aware on the forthcoming official launch of the 1st call for pr

The second version of the draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants for the first call for proposals under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is published for last public consultation

The second version of the draft Guidelines for Applicants and its annexes, which was reviewed taking into account the comments received, was published for last public consultation.  The Managing Authority thanks for their contributions to all those who participated into the first public consultation. The revised document is aiming to provide the applicants with the necessary information for pr

2nd Partners Forum, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 November 2016

11In view of the forthcoming launch of the 1st call for Proposals, the Managing Authority of the ENI CBC "Black Sea Basin" Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020, in collaboration with the Joint Technical Secretariat and national authorities of participating countries, and with the support of TESIM project, organize the 2nd Partners Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, on 24 November 2016. The Partnership

Information seminars which will be organized in Burgas-Bulgaria on 8 November 2016, in Constanta-Romania on 10 November 2016 and in Thessaloniki-Greece on 8 December 2016.

On behalf of the Managing Authority, it is our pleasure to invite you to the Information seminars which will be organized in Burgas-Bulgaria on 8 November 2016, in Constanta-Romania on 10 November 2016 and in Thessaloniki-Greece on 8 December 2016. The main objectives of the seminars, are: To raise awareness of the Black Sea Basin programme, the opportunities for cross-border cooperation

The 11th Meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Programme

The 11th meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007 – 2013” was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on the 13th of October 2016. The meeting was attended by members of the Joint Monitoring Committee, representatives of the Joint Managing Authority (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration), Audit Authority within Romanian

Draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants for the first call for proposals under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 has been published for public consultation

Please note that the public consultation of the draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is closed! Thank you for your contributions and useful inputs! Herewith we launch for public consultation the draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020: This document is intended to h

Projects Ideas Compiled at the Partnership Forum

As you are aware, the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 Joint Operational Programme was launched in July 2014-2020. The Partnership Forum which followed the launching Conference provided the participants an excellent opportunity to establish new contacts, develop the existing partnerships and to exchange project ideas in the view of the new programme. The project ideas for which the potential app

Follow up of the Launching Conference & Partnership Forum, 14th of July 2016, Constanta, Romania,

The ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 launching conference gathered more than 250 people in Constanta, last week, on 14 July 2016. Representatives of local and regional authorities, chambers of agriculture, commerce and industry, civil society organisations, universities, educational andresearch institutions of both EU Member States and CBC Partner Countries participate

Launching Conference & Partnership Forum, 14th of July 2016, Constanta, Romania

On behalf of the Managing Authority, it is our pleasure to invite you to the official launch of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 on 14th of July, 2016, in Constanta, Romania. The Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 is part of European Union’s Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) under its European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). The main goal of the conference is to 

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT

VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT for the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 Joint Technical Secretariat ! Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 is announcing the following vacancies: Head of Joint Technical Secretariat (1 position) Project Officer (5 positions) Financial Officer (2 positions) Communication Officer (1 position) Application procedure:

ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020, approved by the European Commission

18/12/2015 Black Sea Basin CBC Programme 2014-2020 Approved by the European Commission On 18 December 2015, the European Commission approved the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 by decision no. C(2015) 9187. Through the programme funded under the European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross Border Cooperation (ENI CBC), the EU will contribute to improve the welfare of the people

The 10th JMC meeting

29/11/2015 The 10th meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) of the Black Sea Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 was held in Burgas, Bulgaria on the 29th of September 2015. The financial aspects of the implementation of the joint operational programme were addressed during the meeting. The JMC also reviewed aspects related to the implementation of the projects awarded under the two ca

European Funds for 2014-2020: 49 million EUR under the Black Sea Basin Programme

02/07/2015 The Black Sea Basin ENI CBC Programme 2014-2020 has been submitted to the EU Commission for approval. The overall aim of this EU programme is to improve the welfare of the people in the Black Sea Basin regions through sustainable growth and joint environmental protection. More specifically, the programme offers funding support in two main thematic objectives and four priorities:

ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020, approved by the Joint Programming Committee

01/06/2015 The final version of the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 has been approved by the Joint Programming Committee, the decision-making body composed by representatives of all the participating countries. The total budget of the Programme is 49 million Euro, where 39 million Euro funded from the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and 10 million Euro funded from the Ins

Screening conclusions and the reasons for not requiring an environmental assessment

28/05/2015 Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process for the Black Sea Basin (BSB) European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross Border Cooperation (ENI CBC) programme 2014-2020 Note by the Managing Authority to be published on the screening conclusions and the reasons for not requiring an environmental assessment (in accordance with art.3.7 of SEA Directive) The requirement to carry out a St

Public consultations on the draft of the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020.

17/03/2015 The document has been prepared with the support of experts from the SPP project (Support to the preparation of programmes).Contributions from national, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, international financing institutions, academia, social partners and civil society organisations, citizens interested in the future programme are ex

The Ninth Meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Programme

13/10/2014 The ninth meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007 – 2013” was held in Tulcea, Romania, between 9th-10th of October 2014. The meeting was attended by members of the Joint Monitoring Committee, representatives of the Joint Managing Authority (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration), Audit Authority

Changes in the Eligibility (nationality and origin) rules referred to in Annex IV following publication of Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 on 11th March 2014

30/07/2014 Following the entry into force of the Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11th March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action (CIR) and taking into consideration the European Commission note to the joint managing authorities of the ENPI CBC programmes, new eli

The fifth meeting of the Joint Programming Committee for the future ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020

24/07/2014 The fifth meeting of the Joint Programming Committee (JPC) for the future ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 was held on the 17th – 18th of July 2014, in Brussels, Belgium. The representatives of the 9 participating countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine), together with the representatives from the Europea

Seminar for Grant Beneficiaries and Partners Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013

18/06/2014 The Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, as Joint Managing Authority for the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007-2013”, in cooperation with the Joint Technical Secretariat organized on the 18th of June, in Bucharest, the 3rd seminar for Grant Beneficiaries and Partners. The main purpose of the seminar was to discuss with the Benef

2nd Joint Working Group Meeting on Programme Management and Control Systems held in Bucharest on the 05th of June 2014

11/06/2014 Representatives of the Managing Authority, National Authorities and representatives of the institutions likely to perform the role of Control Contact Point (CCP) from each participating country have gathered in Bucharest on the 05th of June 2014 for the 2nd Joint Working Group Meeting on Programme Management and Control Systems. Considering the involvement of Ukraine and Republic

Public consultations on the draft Strategy of the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020

27/05/2014 Draft Programme Strategy The Joint Programming Committee for ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 decided to launch public consultations on the new draft of the Programme Strategy. The revised draft Strategy was further developed based on the results of public consultations that took place at the national and local levels during December 2013-February 2014 in the 9 countr

Black Sea Basin Programme Survey

21/05/2014 Questionnaire The Joint Managing Authority for the Black Sea Basin Programme 2007-2013 is conducting a survey designed to seek the opinions of the current beneficiaries and partners of ENPI CBC projects and also of the applicants or partners who submitted a project proposal, so to ensure the new programme structures meet the needs of the potential applicants and beneficiaries.

The fourth meeting of the Joint Programming Committee for the future ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020

04/05/2014 The Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, as Joint Managing Authority for the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007-2013”, in co-operation with the Turkish National Authority (Ministry for EU Affairs of Turkey) and with the strong support of European Commission through ENI CBC - Support to the preparation of programmes (SPP) organized o

Joint Working Group on the Management and Control Systems, in ENI CBC programmes 2014 – 2020, Bucharest, 27th of March 2014

31/03/2014 In the framework of the preparation of the future ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014 – 2020, representatives of the National Authorities (NA), representatives of the institutions likely to perform the role of the member of the Group of Auditors (GoA) and representatives of the institution likely to perform the role of Control Contact Point (CCP) have gathered on Thursday, 27th

Public consultations on the results of the socio -economic analyses of the eligible area (SWOT) and on the proposed thematic objectives and priorities of the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020

15/01/2014 The Joint Programming Committee for ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 decided to launch public consultations on the first version on the results of the socio-economic analyses of the eligible area (SWOT) and on the proposed thematic objectives and priorities of the future program. These documents have been prepared with the support of experts from the SPP project (Support

Launching of the award procedure for Audit services for the projects implemented under the Joint Operational Programme "Black Sea Basin 2007-2013”

15/01/2014 The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, acting as Joint Managing Authority for the Joint Operational Programme "Black Sea Basin 2007-2013”, has launched an open tender procedure for the contracting of audit services for the projects implemented under the programme. All those interested in participating to the procedure can access the terms of reference h

Project Implementation Training for IPA Beneficiaries in Istanbul, 18-19 Febraury 2014

13/01/2014 Ministry for EU Affairs in Turkey, as National Authority in the ENPI Black Sea Basin CBC Programme is organizing Project Implementation Training on 18-19 February 2014 for the projects implemented under the first and second calls for proposals. Information regaring implementation and reporting will be provided within the context of the training. Organisations that have project

National consultations in Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

12/01/2014 The National Authorities from Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in co-operation with the ENI CBC - Support to the preparation of programmes Project (SPP) are organising national consultations on the first version on the results of the socio-economic analyses of the eligible area (SWOT) and on the proposed thematic objectives and priorities of the future program. T

2013 Annual Conference of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013

10/12/2013 2013 Annual Conference of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 Istanbul, Turkey, 5th December 2013 “From ENPI CBC to ENI CBC - Lesson Learned and Future Opportunities in the Black Sea Basin” Around 200 participants participated at the Annual Conference of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007-2013” held in Istanbul, Turkey,

2013 Annual Conference of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 Istanbul, Turkey, 5th December 2013

06/11/2013 The Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 is pleased to announce the 2013 Annual Conference to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 5th of December 2013. We invite all those interested in finding out the lattest developments in the implementation of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme and discussing about the future programming period 2014-2020, to atte

The Eighth Meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Programme

07/10/2013 The eighth meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007 – 2013” was held in Yerevan, Armenia on the 8th of October 2013. The meeting was attended by members of the Joint Monitoring Committee , representatives of the Joint Managing Authority (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration), Audit Authority wit

Training for beneficiaries 18th of Septembers 2013, Bucharest, Romania

18/09/2013 On the 18th of September 2013, in Bucharest, Romania, the JMA for the Black Sea Basin Programme hosted a training session for beneficiaries under the Programme, while also celebrating the European Cooperation (EC) Day. On EC Day, the European Union celebrates the achievements of more than 20 years of Territorial Cooperation across European regions. This occasion was a practical p

Launching of the award procedure for Technical support services within the Joint Technical Secretariat for the management and implementation of the Joint Operational Programme "Black Sea Basin 2007-2013” (5 experts)

13/09/2013 The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, acting as Joint Managing Authority (JMA) for the Black Sea Basin JOP is launching the award procedure for selecting four qualified and experienced experts in order to ensure the functioning of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) of the Programme. For detaild please click here.

FAQ section has been updated !

10/09/2013 You can find here answers to all sorts of questions, grouped in the following categories: - General Questions - Eligibility Of Applicants And Partners - Eligibility Of Partnership - Eligibility Of Projects - Eligibility Of Costs - Grant Application Form

FAQ

FAQ BSB JOP 2014-2020 General Questions 1. What is the deadline for the submission of application under the first call for proposals? According to Guidelines for grant applicants, Section 3.4 - DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATIONS: The deadline for the submissi

Are the formulas in the 4th sheet "Table_4_Sources_ of_funding" in the Budget forms correct? The row for "TOTAL OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS" calculates also the amounts in the rows of "TOTAL EU and PARTNERS CONTRIBUTION".

Please leave the formulas as they are. There is no problem with the default formulas as they do not influence the evaluation process.

In annex A "Grant Application Form", chapter 2.3.1 "Relevance to the objectives and priorities of the call for proposals" what does the expression "relevance of the joint Action to any other specific requirements indicated in the guidelines of the call such as partnership, local ownership" refer to?

Section 2.3.1.2 "Describe the relevance of the joint Action to any specific measures and any other specific requirements indicated in the guidelines of the call such as partnership, local ownership etc." should be developed as to demonstrate the relevance of the project to one of the 7 measures launched within the second call for proposals and also to the partnership requirements mentioned in sect

There are several problems adding new pages in the Partnership Statement of the Application form. Is it correct to handle it with handwriting or it shall be a problem?

The general rule that the Grant Application Form shall be typed is valid also for the documents which require applicants and partners insert budget amounts. Please pay attention to provide these documents in typed form and avoid hand writing.

What are the supporting documents to be sent with the application form?

In order to see a full list of documents to be submitted with the application, please check the Guidelines for Grant Applicants, particularly section “2.2.2 Annexes and supporting documents to be submitted with the application”. In this section you can also find the documents listed according to applicant(and IPA Lead Beneficiary)/partner. For your review, a list of documents is presented b

Is it needed to submit the Legal Entity Sheet, Statues or Articles of Association and Registration Acts for the Applicant and for the partners.

The list for documents that need to be submitted in the application phase is present in the Guidelines for Grant Applicants, particularly section “2.2.2 Annexes and supporting documents to be submitted with the application” As stated in section “2.4 Submission of Annexes and Supporting Documents for Provisionally Selected Applications” the Legal Entity Sheet (Annex D), Statutes or Artic

Does the Application have to be signed on every page?

The application does not need to be signed on every page. Please refer to the Guidelines for Grant Applicants particularly section “2.2 How to Apply and the Procedures to Follow”, for detailed explanation on how to submit the application and its annexes.

On the point 2.4.1 Description of the joint Action and its effectiveness the maximum number of pages is 15. Is the Group of Activities table included in these 15 pages?

The tables of Group of Activities are included in the 15 pages. This section (2.4.1) should not exceed 15 pages with the Group of Activities. You can delete the instructions provided, in order to free some more space for the input of your project.

Is it required to add an additional column for the 2nd Year, to the Budget From (Annexes B1 and B2), in the sheet 1 - Table _1_Overall budget where the planned duration of Action is more than 12 months?

This section (columns G-J) must be completed if the Action is to be implemented over a period of more than 12 months. If this is the case, the costs for each component of items must be divided into two years. The costs only for the first year must be included in the second group of columns (Year 1, columns G-J) while the total (Year 1 and Year 2, columns C-F) must be included in the first group

For which years, the requested Latest Annual Accounts shall be provided?

Latest annual accounts refer to the documents available for last financial year for which the information is available.

What shall be typed in the fields of Grant Application Form for which there is not available input?

If the requested information is not available for justified reasons, the respective fields shall be filled in with “NA – Not Available”.

Which of the following texts shall be considered? In the Guidelines for Grant Applicants it is mentioned that the obligation of submitting External Audit report by the Applicant where the ENPI grant requested exceeds EUR 500,000 and by the IPA Financial Lead Beneficiary where the IPA grant requested exceeds EUR 500,000, does not apply to public authorities, bodies governed by public law and international organisations; while in the Grant Application Form it is mentioned that this obligation does not apply to international organisations only.

Please take into account the statement in the Guidelines for Grant Applicants “this obligation does not apply to public authorities, bodies governed by public law and international organisations.”

In the table 2 of the budget file the amounts of contigency reserve and administrative costs are calculated automatically. Does this mean we HAVE TO add these amounts without prior approval (contigency?) or we can alter the formula and erase it??

It is not compulsory to add these budget lines (contingency and administrative), the formula are set-up to ensure their value do not exceed the maximum amount eligible. You may wish to include any value up to the maximum amount, based on your own proposal arrangements.

In which column of "Annex B. Table 2 - Budget- expected distribution per partners and cost categories" should the travel expenses (travel, per diem, accommodation) of conference speakers be included?

Such travel and per diem costs should be included in the budget of one of the partners, responsible for the relevant activity/event. Therefore, depending on the partner in charge with the activity/event, you can identify where you should include those travel and per diem costs.

Is it possible to insert project-driven output and result indicators for all 3 priorities or to exclusively refer to the priority addressed by the project proposal in SECTION 8 of the GAF "Indicators"?

Please insert all expected outputs and indicators resulting directly from your Action, irrespective of priorities.

Which exchange rates should be used in conversions of the amounts to be typed in the Grant Application Form?

Conversions into Euro from other currencies shall be done at the rate published in InforEuro. Please find InforEuro exchange rates in the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/budget/inforeuro/index.cfm?Language=en

Do the Partners need to have external audit report when the grant requested exceeds EUR 500.000?

Partners do not have to provide external audit report. It is requested from the applicant and the IPA Lead Beneficiary (if it is the case). As stated in section 2.2.2 of the Grant Application Form: “External Audit Report must be submitted by the Applicant where the ENPI grant requested exceeds EUR 500,000 and by the IPA Financial Lead Beneficiary where the IPA grant requested exceeds EUR 500,

Shall the annexes “D Legal Entity Sheet” and “E Financial Identification Form” be submitted during the first application?

Legal Entity Sheet (Annex D) will be requested from provisionally selected applications. Applicants who have been provisionally selected or listed under the reserve list will be requested by the Chairperson of the Selection Committee to supply the following documents in order to allow the Selection Committee to verify the eligibility of the Applicants and their partners. Financial Identificatio

In which Budget (ENPI or IPA) the travel costs of associates from Turkey must be indicated?

The travel and per diem costs of an Associate - the only eligible costs applicable in case of Associates – should be included in the budget of one of the partners, responsible for the relevant activity/event. Therefore, depending on the country of the partner in charge with the activity/event, you can identify if the participation costs for the Associate should be included in the ENPI or IPA bud

Shall the figures in the Logframe be quantified, i.e. any numbers included?

It is strongly advised that all information presented in the Logical Framework Sheet, should be quantifiable, in particular indicators which are quantitative and qualitative measures of tangible project achievement. These can include process, product (input/output), or impact measures. Indicators must also specify quantity, quality, and timing. These measures must be capable of being substantiated

In the budget tables, the total eligible costs in Table 1 is not equal to Tables 2 and 3. Also some errors seems to appear due to formula components. How the problem may be overcome?

Please be informed that the formulas in the budget tables were simplified. The previous budget forms included ROUND UP and OFFSET components which caused some errors, while the simplified budget forms have simple SUM UP formulas. If you have already filled out your budget forms, you may manually include simple SUM UP formulas instead of the initial ones. Otherwise you may use the new (simplified)

Where should the costs/contribution of an Associate Partner may be reflected in the Budget?

An Associate does not have a dedicated field to fill in within the Budget as co-financing of the project. The travel and per diem costs of an Associate - the only eligible costs applicable in case of Associates – should be included in the budget of one of the partners.

Is it necessary to include the Partnership Agreements in the application pack in the moment of project application?

No, the Partnership Agreement is not required at the application moment. This document will be required in a later stage only for the selected projects, as a prior condition for concluding the Grant Contract with the Joint Managing Authority.

Who should certify the unofficial translations of the documents?

The supporting documents must be submitted as unofficial translations into English, certified in original by the legally authorised representative of the Applicant / partner organisation through signature and stamp, as described in Section 2.2.2 of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants.

May we delete the sections in the Grant Application Form referring to IPA funding if no Turkish partner is involved in the project?

Yes, please amend the text according with your own situation, in the sense that the non-applicable text should be deleted.

How should it be specified in Table 1 of the Budget if the staff is employed e.g. 50% of the time: should the number of units (in this case months) be split by half or should the salary be split by half and the number of units kept as the duration of the project?

In case one person is working part-time, the salary should be proportionally with the percentage of time dedicated for the project; in this example, the salary should be split by half. The number of units (in this case month) should reflect the length of the period while the respective person is involved in the project, which may be the entire duration of the project or a shorter period. For each

Is it necessary to include the Partnership Statements in the application pack in the moment of project application?

Yes, it is compulsory to submit Partnership Statements (in Annex A - Grant Application Form, Sections 4.5 and 5.2) at the application moment. This document must be submitted as original by all partners, excluding the Applicant, but including the IPA Financial Beneficiary (if it is the case), as it represents a commitment of the partners (including IPA Financial Lead Beneficiary) towards the Applic

An external audit report should be submitted when the total grant sum exceeds EUR 500,000 or when the ENPI or IPA grant sum exceeds EUR 500,000? For example, if the ENPI grant is 400.000 Euro and the IPA grant is 200.000 Euro, since the sum is more than 500.000 Euro, an external audit is required from both the Applicant and also the IPA Financial Lead Beneficiary?

The purpose of requesting an external audit report is to be able to verify that the financial capacity of the entity in question is sufficient to implement the future grant contract. Since there are two separate entities and two separate grant contracts, an external audit report is requested in the following cases: 1) from the ENPI future Beneficiary if the ENPI grant requested exceeds 500,0

Should the VAT be included in the budget of the project?

Organisations which are not entitled to recover any paid VAT (Value Added Tax) by whatever means should include VAT in the costs. Organisations which are entitled to recover any paid VAT (Value Added Tax) by whatever means should not include VAT in the costs. Organisations which are partially entitled to recover any paid VAT (Value Added Tax) by whatever means, should not include VAT in the costs.

Is there mentioned a consolidated ENPI and IPA budget?

The consolidated budget can be only seen on Section 2.5 of the Grant Application Form. The Budget (Annex B) will include 2 files: one ENPI budget with 4 sheets and one IPA Budget with 4 sheets, if it is the case.

Are the travels to other locations outside the eligible area eligible?

The travels to other locations outside the eligible area could be eligible under the condition they are linked to activities described and justified in the Grant Application Form and approved by the Joint Monitoring Committee during the selection phase; For more information on eligible expenditures, please consult Annex G: Eligibility of Expenditure which you can find among the documents for Se

Is any prior approval needed for including contingency in the Budget?

There is no need for prior approval and providing such proofs at the application stage

Is it possible to have as Contractor an EU member state organization (out of eligible area) that have a know-how that is needed to implement the project?

As stated in the Guidelines for Grant Applicants, page 20, section 2.1.2, please refer to Annex IV to the Standard Grant Contract for specific rules regarding procurement procedures, particularly to sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. You can find this annex (inside Annex F: Standard Grant Contract, zipped file), alongside other documents on the programme website, particularly in the following link: htt

After a contract is signed, may changes be made to the approved budged?

Where the amendment to the Budget or Description of the Action does not affect the basic purpose of the Action and the financial impact is limited to a transfer between items within the same main budget heading including cancellation or introduction of an item, or a transfer between main budget headings involving a variation of 15% or less of the amount originally entered (or as modified by addend

Is it allowed to make profit during the implementation of a project or afterwards?

The Beneficiary and its partners accept that the grant can under no circumstances result in a profit for itself and that it must be limited to the amount required to balance income and expenditure for the Action. Profit shall be defined as a surplus of actual income over the actual expenditure of the Action in question when the request is made for payment of the balance.

Are the contributions in kind eligible?

Any contributions in kind, which must be listed separately at Table 4 of the Budget, do not represent actual expenditure and are not eligible costs. The contributions in kind may not be treated as co-financing by the Beneficiary or its partners. However, the cost of staff assigned to the Action is not a contribution in kind and may be considered as co-financing in the Budget of the Action when pai

Is there a maximum value for the salaries, travel and subsistence costs of the staff employed in the team of the project?

Please be aware that – according with art. 14.2 in General Conditions - Grant Contract - salaries and subsistence costs must not exceed those normally borne by the Beneficiary or its partners; also, travel and subsistence costs for staff and other persons taking part in the Action are eligible provided they do not exceed those normally borne by the Beneficiary or its partners, according with nat

Can we initiate procurement procedures before the start of the initiation of implementation period?

Yes, procedures to award subcontracts for goods/services/works used/provided/delivered during the implementation period may have been initiated but contracts may not be concluded by the Beneficiary or its partners before the start of the implementation period of the Action, provided the provisions of Annex IV were respected.

How should we budget the team of the project?

There should be made a clear distinction between: Staff employed with work contracts (or similar documents) by an institution/organisation - appointed from the existing employed staff of an institution/organisation with clear assignment including information on the extent of involvement in the project - whose salaries should be included in 1. Human resources budget heading; External experts

Administrative costs (overheads or indirect costs) up to 7% are eligible costs only for the Applicant or for all partners?

According with section 2.1.5 Eligibility of costs in the Guidelines for Grant Applicants, a fixed percentage not exceeding 7% of the total amount of direct eligible costs of the joint Action may be claimed as indirect costs to cover the administrative overheads incurred by the Beneficiary and partners for the joint Action. The threshold of 7% refers to the individual costs of each partner and Appl

Does the equipment and supplies have to be of European origin?

According with art.2.2 of Annex IV (Procurement by grant Beneficiaries in the context of European Community external actions) of the Grant Contract – as amended by art.7.2.20. of the Grant Contract (Annex F) – the tenderer must state the origin of supplies. Pursuant to Article 21.1 of the Regulation (EC) No 1638/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 laying down

Staffs of civil servants may be permanently hired by public authorities on the basis of orders of appointments and not work contracts. Are their salaries eligible in this case?

Civil servants’ salaries are eligible costs as long as the hiring documents (orders of appointment or other) are proving that the members of the team of the project are directly employed by the Beneficiary’s and/or partner(s)’ organisation(s). If this is the case, the hiring documents (orders of appointment or other) may be considered equivalent with work contracts, being necessary only to b

Are civil servants’ salaries eligible, to be included in the Human resources budget line?

The eligibility of civil servants’ salaries should be checked in the national legislations. Please contact your National Authority /National Info Point (contact details here: http://www.blacksea-cbc.net/index.php?page=MANAGEMENT_NIP).

Are we allowed to get expertise training or consultancy in our project from a country which is not one of the 8 eligible countries?

There is a clear distinction between the service provider (a consulting company or a self-employed expert) and the experts (physical persons) provided by this service provider. ü In case of a service provider, the ENPI nationality rules apply (art.21(1) of REGULATION (EC) No 1638/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 24 October 2006 laying down general provisions establishing a

Are project preparation costs eligible?

No, only costs that are incurred after the contract signature and project start date.

Can the activities take place outside the eligible area?

Please note that whatever Action may be proposed, they have to be located in the eligible areas as stated in the Guidelines section 2.1.3.

How many applications can be submitted by the same applicant? Can more than one project of the same applicant be selected?

- An Applicant may submit more than one application under this Call for Proposals. - An Applicant may not be awarded more than three grants under this Call for Proposals, one grant per each priority. - An Applicant may at the same time be partner in another application. - Partners may take part in more than one application. - An Applicant who was awarded a Grant in the first call, may

What kind of activities may be financed under the programme?

An indicative list with examples of types of activities which may be financed under this Call for Proposals is presented in section 2.1.4 Eligible activities of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants.

When a project is considered to have a cross-border impact?

The projects should always have a cross-border character, which shall be understood in terms of respecting at least two of the following conditions, as described below: joint development, joint staffing, joint implementation and/or joint financing. q Joint development – means that the project must be designed in common by partners, meaning that applications must clearly integrate the ideas, p

May the activities be implemented only in same of the countries participating in the proposed project?

Yes, for example in a project involving partners from 4 different countries, the activities could be implemented only in 3 countries as long as the project demonstrates to have a cross-border impact.

Which types of projects are eligible?

Three types of projects are eligible: Integrated projects - in which the Applicant and its partners carry out mainly different complementary activities in several countries that jointly achieve a certain objective having a cross border impact 2. Symmetrical projects - in which the Applicant and its partners carry out mainly similar activities in all the countries participating in the Action

What are the eligible areas of the programme?

Eligible areas of the Programme are: 1. Armenia (all regions), 2. Bulgaria (NUTS II regions of Severoiztochen and Yugoiztochen), 3. Greece (NUTS II regions of Kentriki Makedonia and Anatoliki Makedonia – Thraki), 4. Georgia (all regions), 5. Republic of Moldova (all regions) - according to the national legislation of the Republic of Moldova, the potential applicants from the Trans

What is the eligible duration of projects?

The initial planned duration of a joint Action requesting an overall grant (ENPI) of Eur 50,000 up to Eur 100,000 may not exceed 12 months; The initial planned duration of a joint Action requesting an overall grant (ENPI/ENPI+IPA) equal to or over Eur 100,000 up to Eur 700,000/1,400,000 may not exceed 24 months.

May legal entities based outside the eligible areas be “Associates” in this Call of Proposals?

Yes, “Associates” do not have to meet the eligibility criteria referred to in Section 2.1.1, but they have to play a real role in the joint Action, and may not receive funding from the grant with the exception of travel and subsistence costs.

May legal entities based in Russia or Azerbaijan be applicants or partners in this Call for Proposals?

No, Russia and Azerbaijan are not included in the eligible area of the programme. In order to be eligible for a grant, Applicants and partners must comply with the eligibility rules presented under Section 2.1 from Guidelines for Grant Applicants, including the ones referring to the eligible area of the programme.

Is the number of associates is limited or not?

There is no limitation for associates, however their participation has to bring proven added value to the Action.

May Associate Partners co-finance the project?

Only the applicant and the partners can co-finance the project. The associates can contribute but their support can not be considered co-financing.

May a Turkish organisation act as an Applicant?

No. Given the fact that Turkey participates with IPA funds to this ENPI CBC programme, Turkish organisations may not act as applicants, but only as partners.

Who may act as associate and/or subcontractor?

Associates play a real role in the Action but do not receive funding from the grant with the exception of travel and subsistence costs. Associates do not have to meet the eligibility criteria. The Beneficiaries have the possibility to award contracts to subcontractors. Subcontractors are neither partner nor associates, and are subject to the procurement rules set out in Annex IV of the Grant Co

May a private company be a partner/or an associate ?

A private company may only participate as an associate partner or subcontractor. In the latter case, the company must be selected through a tendering procedure.

What documents are required/accepted as proof for the "exclusive competence in a field of activity” and “areas of legal competences established by legal acts”?

The expressions “exclusive competences in a field of activity” and “areas of legal competences established by legal acts” are intended to designate an authority or a body which fulfils a unique function for the respective country. The proof must be a legal act, meaning an act that comes from competent state authorities.

May an organization located outside the programme area apply for funding?

Organizations whose headquarters are registered and located outside the programme area in actions implemented in the eligible area - but in one of the eight participating countries – may be eligible under the following conditions: q have local/regional subsidiary/branch offices established in the eligible area: i. in case of a subsidiary (having legal personality) the subsidiary shall be

What type of contractual procedures shall be used for procurement contracts necessary in the project implementation?

The contractual procedures for procurement contracts necessary for the project implementation shall be those included in the Practical Guide for contract procedures for EC external actions (PRAG) in force at the moment of the launching of call for proposal – according to Commission Regulation no.951/2007, art.23.1)

What is the difference between target groups and final beneficiaries?

Target group refers to the group / entity who will be positively affected by the operation at the Operation Purpose level and with whom the operation will work very closely, as well as for whom. On the other hand, final beneficiaries refers to those who benefits these ventures in long term. Please check the Project Cycling Management Guidelines of the European Union which you can find the follo

Is there any difference between the support documents asked to be submitted together with the applications in this second Call for proposals compared with the first one?

Yes, fewer documents are required when submitting the Grant Application Form for the present call of proposals. A detailed list is presented in Section 2.2.2 Annexes and supporting documents to be submitted with the application from the Guidelines for Applicants.

May additional questions about the Guidelines for Grant applicants and present call for Proposals be addressed? To whom, when and where?

Questions may in addition be sent by e-mail or by fax no later than 15 days before the deadline for the submission of applications to the below address, indicating clearly the reference of the Call for Proposals (2nd Call for Proposals): E-mail address: infocall@blacksea-cbc.net Fax: +40 372 111 456 Replies will be given no later than 11 days before the deadline for the submission of applicatio

Is there a maximum and minimum percentage of co-financing for each partner?

No, the minimum 10% national co-financing of the project must be ensured at project level, therefore it is the partnership's decision if all or only some of the partners contribute financially and with how much.

Which are the countries participating in the programme?

The Programme eligible area involves eight countries, some of them including their whole national territory (Armenia, Georgia and R. Moldova), while some others including those regions closest to the Basin (Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine). For a detailed list of eligible areas click here.

May I have a prior opinion of the JMA on the eligibility of a partner or a project proposal?

In order to ensure the equal treatment of applicants and partners, the Joint Managing Authority may not give a prior opinion on the eligibility of an Applicant, a partner, a project proposal or specific activities.

How can I find a project partner?

Finding partners tools - "Partner Search" tool on the programme’s website: http://www.blacksea-cbc.net/index.php/eng/content/view/full/191 - “Project Idea Search toll on the programme’s website: http://www.blacksea-cbc.net/index.php/eng/Projects/Projects-ideas-search - "Finding Partners" tools on the RCBI’s website ( http://www.rcbi.info/pages/18_1.html)

Where and how should we send the applications?

Applications must be submitted in one original and two copies in A4 size, each bound and attached together with a list of contents. The complete Grant Application Form, all annexes and supporting documents must be submitted as well in electronic format (CD-Rom): .doc format and .xls format for the application and annexes and .pdf/.jpg version for documents including signatures and stamps. The elec

Is it possible to apply with a project proposal combining Objective 1 and Objective 2 of the programme?

No, the project proposal must be submitted under one Priority and one Measure of the programme, even if it targets several interlinked objectives.

May some of the partners not co-finance the project?

Yes, as long as the minimum 10% national co-financing is ensured at the project level.

What is the level of co-financing?

No grant may exceed 90% of the total eligible costs of the Action. The rate of co-financing is minimum 10% of the total eligible costs of the Action and it is requested for each approved proposal. It is not compulsory for all partners to contribute each with minimum 10% to the total eligible costs of the project: some partners may contribute with more than 10%, some may contribute with less tha

Are all types of public undertakings eligible?

No, but only public undertakings operating in the water, energy and transport services sectors, undertakings over which the legal entities defined under paragraphs a-c in Guidelines for Grant Applicants, section 2.1.1 Eligibility of Applicants (see also question no. 18) may exercise directly or indirectly a dominant influence by virtue of their ownership of it, their financial participation therei

How many members should form a partnership?

The recommended number of partners involved in each project partnership is between 4 and 8 partners. 2 partners may also form an eligible partnership, as long as they are one from a Member State and one from a partner country. More than 8 partners may also be eligible, but the Applicant should always keep in mind the difficulty of managing a partnership with so many partners. Please note

Are there any special requirements for the partners from Turkey?

In case a partner from Turkey is involved in a joint action, a minimum of 2 other partners are needed (1 from a Member State and 1 from a Partner Country) to complete the partnership. In the joint actions which involve the participation of one or more Turkish partners, the Turkish partners shall appoint an IPA Financial Lead Beneficiary, who – if the application is approved - shall sign a Gra

What are the conditions for an eligible partnership?

The projects will be jointly submitted and implemented by partnerships that will always involve partners from one or several Member States (Bulgaria, Greece, Romania) and from one or several partner countries (Armenia, Georgia, R. Moldova, Ukraine) and/or Turkey. The participation of Turkish partners is only possible in tripartite projects involving at least one partner from a Member State and one

Which organizations are bodies governed by public law?

Bodies governed by public law are defined in Article 1(9) of Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts ( http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2004:134:0114:0240:EN:PDF) and in compliance with the national leg

Which legal entities are eligible under this programme?

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants and partners must represent one of the following legal entities: national, regional or local public authority; body governed by public law, other than legal entities defined under paragraph a, established for the specific purpose of meeting needs in the general interest (needs not having an industrial or commercial character) and which fulfils

Which is the size of grants?

Size of ENPI grants Any ENPI grant contribution awarded under this Call for Proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts: Type of actions (projects) Minimu amamount Maximum amount Priorities 1 & 2 EUR 100,000 EUR 700,000 Priority 3 EUR 50,000 EUR 300,000 Joint actions implemented mainly or entirely in a single participating-country b

What are the available funds for the second Call for Proposals?

The funds made available under this Call for Proposals amount to EUR 15,169,098.86 (ENPI contribution). For Turkish partners’ participating in joint actions, the funds available under this Call for Proposals amount to EUR 5,300,241.30 (IPA contribution).

What is the deadline for submission of applications?

The deadline for the submission of applications is 30th of September 2011 as evidenced by the date of dispatch, the postmark or the date of the deposit slip. In case of hand-deliveries, the deadline for receipt is at 12:00 hours local time as evidenced by the signed and dated receipt. Any application sent after the deadline as defined above will automatically be rejected. However, for reason

Where can I find documents related to the Call for Proposals?

All documents related to the second Call for Proposals (the Application Package) are available on the programme’s website:

4th AER Black Sea Summit

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The second meeting of the Joint Programming Committee for the future ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020

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Final report for the mid-term evaluation of cross border cooperation (CBC) programmes under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument (ENPI)

14/05/2013 In compliance with art. 6(2) of Commission Regulation no. 951/2007, a mid-term evaluation (MTE) of 2007-2013 ENPI CBC Programmes was carried out in September 2011. The purpose of this exercise has been to provide to the Commission’s services, the European External Action Services (EEAS), the programmes’ bodies and the wider public with an independent opinion on the exten

The first meeting of the Joint Programming Committee for the new Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020”

17/04/2013 The first meeting of the Joint Programming Committee, body responsible for the preparation of the new ENI (European Neighbourhood Instrument) CBC Black Sea Basin Programme, was held in Bucharest, Romania, on the 18th of April 2013. This event was organized by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, as Joint Managing Authority for the Joint Operational Program

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Eighth Newsletter of the Programme, January 2013

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ENPI budget of the Programme increased up to 28.118.955 Euro

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Registration is open for the Annual Conference of the Programme

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Seventh Newsletter of the Programme, July 2012

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Discover Our Projects!

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The Seventh Meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Programme

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Euro Village Initiative in Kiev, 2 June – 1 July

14/06/2012 The EU Delegation to Ukraine has launched an initiative “European Village – Our Continent. Our Future” in Kiev, Ukraine in parallel to the EURO 2012 Football Championship during the period 2nd of June – 1st of July. The initiative aims at showing cooperation between the EU and Ukraine and the CBC programmes involving Ukraine are invited to showcase project and initiatives in

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IPA Beneficiary Training 28 March 2012

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Sixth Newsletter of the Programme, January 2012

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2011 Annual Brochure of the Programme

03/01/2012 The 2011 Annual Brochure of the Joint Operational Programme "Black Sea Basin 2007-2013" has been published. The brochure can be downloaded from here.

ENPI budget of the Programme increased up to 25.696.516 Euro

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Training Materials

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Applications submitted under the Second Call for Proposals

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Additional questions uploaded on FAQ section

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E-support is now online

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The registration is open for the project preparation workshops in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova

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The "Frequently Asked Questions" section is now online

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Info days in Trabzon, Sinop and Karabük

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“Black Sea Basin 2007-2013” Programme Project Preparation Workshop Constanta– 21st of June 2011

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“Black Sea Basin 2007-2013” Project Preparation Workshop Bourgas – 07th of June 2011

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“Black Sea Basin 2007-2013” Programme Project Preparation Workshop Braila– 24th of May 2011

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“Black Sea Basin 2007-2013” Programme Project Preparation Workshop Komotini – 17th of May 2011

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Calendar of events the second call for proposals

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2 900 275 extra millions to the ENPI budget of the Programme

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Partnership Forums: Yerevan on 19th of April 2011 and in Istanbul on 5th of May 2011

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Draft Application Package for Grant Applicants for the second Call for Proposals has been published for public consultation

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Additional EU allocation of 2,990,571 EURO for the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation on all aspects of EU external funding

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2010 Annual Conference of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 Thessaloniki, Greece, on 25th November 2010

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2010 Annual Conference of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 Thessaloniki, Greece, on 25th November 2010

28/10/2010 If you are interested in finding out the last developments in the implementation of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme and to discuss about future cooperation in the area, you are invited to attend the Programme Annual Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 25th November 2010. The Conference is adressed to the potential beneficiaries (representatives of national, reg

Information for the Applicants on the current state of evaluation process

07/07/2010 The applications submitted under the first Call for proposals are now evaluated from the eligibility point of view. The eligibility check is estimated to be finalized at the beginning of August 2010 after the meeting of the Selection Committee. Further on, the selected external independent assessors will carry out during August the quality assessment (final step) of the applicati

Selection of independent assessors in charge of supporting the evaluation of proposals submitted under the programme – deadline 20th of May 2010

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The selection procedure of independent assessors was cancelled

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Annual Work Programme for Grants

30/03/2010

Signature of the Financing Agreements between partner countries and European Commission

28/02/2010 According to article 10.3 of Regulation (EC) No 951/2007 laying down implementing rules for ENPI cross-border cooperation programmes, the partner countries should have signed a Financing Agreement with the European Commission by 31st of December 2009, in order to fully participate at the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 and receive ENPI funds. The following par

Final clarifications regarding the selection of independent assessors

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Clarifications regarding the selection of independent assessors

23/02/2010 The Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, acting as the Joint Managing Authority, for the Joint Operational Programme „Black Sea 2007-2013”, has launched a Call for Assessors to identify and select qualified and experienced professionals for establishing a pool of assessors and thus to ensure a proper technical and quality evaluation of the proposals submitted under this

Black Sea Programme- second newsletter, January

25/01/2010 The Joint Managing Authority of JOP "Black Sea 2007-2013" has published the second newsletter with the following headlines: -Good bye 2009! -Welcome 2010! -INTERACT’s contribution -RCBI’s contribution Click below to download the newsletter Second Newsletter

Where and how to send the applications for the first Call for proposals?

11/10/2009

Where and how to send the applications for the first Call for proposals?

11/10/2009 Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or by hand-delivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) at the address below:Postal address and address for hand delivery or by private courier service Ministry of Regional Development and Housing General Directorate for European Territorial Cooper

Important! The ad hoc declaration to be submitted by the international organizations is not required at the application moment

07/10/2009 Important! The ad hoc declaration to be submitted by the international organizations is not required at the application moment. This document will be required in a later stage only for the selected projects, as a prior condition for concluding the Grant Contract with the Joint Managing Authority.

Deadline for sending questions

20/09/2009

Deadline for sending questions

20/09/2009 According to the Guidelines for Grant Applicants, questions related to this call for proposals can be sent to the Joint Managing Authority no later than 15 days (Sunday 27 September) before the deadline for the submission of the applications. Replies will be given no later than 11 calendar days (Friday 2 October) before the deadline. The Joint Managing Authority has no obligation t

Signature of the Financing Agreement with R. Moldova

07/09/2009

Signature of the Financing Agreement with Georgia

05/08/2009 Georgia becomes the second partner country to conclude the Financing Agreement with the European Commission. The signature of the Financing Agreement allows Georgia to fully take part at the Joint Operational Programme "Black Sea 2007-2013". The first partner country to sign the Financing Agreement was Armenia.The other partener countries are expected to conclude the Financing Agre

Black Sea Programme's first newsletter, July 2009

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The Frequently Asked Questions section is now online

08/07/2009 Questions that may be relevant to all Applicants/Partners, together with the answers, are published in the Frequently Asked Questions section. It is therefore highly recommended to regularly consult it. If the answer you are looking for is not there, please send your questions in English to the following e-mail: blacksea-cbc@mdrl.ro

First call for proposals is open

29/06/2009 The Ministry of Regional Development and Housing, acting as Joint Managing Authority for the Joint Operational Programme "Black Sea 2007-2013" published the notice for the launch of the first call for proposals. The deadline for submitting project proposal is 12th of October 2009 at 16 00 (local time). Cross-border cooperation projects will be financed within this call in the areas

Approval of the Application Package for the first Call for Proposals

22/06/2009 The Joint Monitoring Committee approved on 18th of June 2009 the Application Package (version 10th of June) for the launching of the first Call for Proposals. According with the provisions stated in the operational programme and also in the 2008 EC Decision approving the participation of Turkey to the programme, the Joint Management Authority submitted on the 19th of June 2009 th

Signature of the Financing Agreement with Armenia

12/05/2009 Armenia becomes the first partner country to conclude the Financing Agreement with the European Commission. The signature of the Financing Agreement allows Armenia to fully take part at the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea 2007-2013. The other partener countries are expected to conclude the Financing Agreement with the European Commission by the end of 2009.

Launching Conference of the Joint Operational Programme ''Black Sea 2007-2013''

04/05/2009 The Ministry of Regional Development and Housing - acting as Joint Managing Authority - is organizing the Launching Conference of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea 2007-2013” on the 5th and 6th of May 2009 in Bucharest, at Intercontinental Hotel. Officials and potential beneficiaries of the 10 states participating in the Programme (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Geor

Launching Conference of the Joint Operational Programme "Black Sea 2007-2013", Bucharest 5-6 of May 2009

30/03/2009 The Ministry of Regional Development and Housing, Romania - acting as Joint Managing Authority - is organizing the Launching Conference of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea 2007-2013” in Bucharest on 5th-6th of May 2009. For more details please visit the Events section of this website .

Publication of the 2009 Work Programme for Grants

29/03/2009 The Joint Managing Authority has published the 2009 Work Programme for Grants. This document provides the framework for the first call of proposal to be launched under the ENPI CBC Black Sea Programme. Annual Work Programme for Grants

Results of the second meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee

04/03/2009 The second meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee was held in Bucharest at the headquarters of the Ministry of Regional Development and Housing on the 26 and 27 of February 2009. Representatives from the participating countries in the programme (Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey, and Ukraine) as well as representatives

Draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants for the first Call for Proposals is launched for public consultation

20/01/2009 We inform you that the draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants for the first Call for Proposals is launched for public consultation. We are expecting your comments and observations until 4th of February 2009 at Click for the draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants (20th of January 2009 version).

First meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee for Black Sea Basin JOP

16/12/2008 First meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee for Black Sea Basin JOP As Joint Managing Authority for the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme (JOP), the Romanian Ministry of Development, Public Works and Housing organized on 16th of December 2008 in Bucharest the first meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) for Black Sea Basin JOP. Representatives from the p

Current situation and further actions

26/11/2008 Press release 27 November 2008 The European Commission adopted the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 The European Commission adopted the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 through the EC Decision C (2008) 7406 from 27 November 2008. There are 10 participating countries in the Black Sea JOP, i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova

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