The seventh meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007 – 2013” was held in Bucharest on the 19th of June 2012.
The meeting was attended by members of the Joint Monitoring Committee of six of the eight countries participating in the program (Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Ukraine and Turkey), representatives of the Joint Managing Authority (Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism), Audit Authority within Romanian Court of Accounts and European Commission.
As a result of this meeting, the Joint Monitoring Committee approved the results of the third step of the evaluation process – eligibility verification, as well as the list of the projects proposed to be funded under the Second Call for Proposals by the Selection Committee.
In total, 37 projects were approved, with a total value of EUR 16.655.279,02 (ENPI financing) and EUR 4.253.385,70 (IPA financing) in the areas of economic and social development, environment protection and cultural cooperation, areas that correspond to the three priorities of the Programme.
In addition, the decision to request additional funding from EU was taken, thus ensuring the financing of more projects.
In the next coming days the European Commission will check the projects selected to determine if there are any overlaps with other programmes and to avoid double funding. The final results of the selection process will be communicated to the Applicants after these checks are finalized.
The EU financing for the Programme for 2007-2013 period currently amounts to EUR 25.696.515,52, ENPI financing, and to EUR 7.000.000, IPA financing (for Turkish partners). The total budget (including co-financing of the participating countries) amounts to EUR 35.860.884,52 (ENPI + IPA).
The main focus of the project preparation workshops will be on: