The Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme (hereafter Black Sea JOP) is one of the EU operational programmes under the European Neighbourhood & Partnership Instrument (ENPI). It is implemented during the programming period 2007 – 2013.
There are 8 participating countries in the Black Sea JOP, i.e. Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, and Greece.
The Black Sea JOP aims at a stronger and more sustainable economic and social development of the Black Sea Basin regions. Through the Black Sea JOP, communities in the areas concerned will be encouraged to further develop their local economy, confront environmental challenges and promote greater interaction among people.
The programme is financed by the ENPI. The participation of Turkey is financed by the IPA (Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance). The participating countries co-finance projects with a minimum of 10% of the EU contribution.
Summary budget of Black Sea JOP for the period 2007-2013 in Euro:
The Black Sea JOP is characterised by a number of specificities regarding eligible area, the priorities and measures, and the potential applicants. The full details of the programme can be found in the respective Programme Documents.
The official language of the Programme is English.
The first meeting of the Joint Programming Committee – body responsible for the preparation of the Interreg NEXT (Neighbourhood External) Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027 – was held on the 29th of January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The eligible participating countries of the new Programme involves ten states from the Black Sea Basin: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine.
The new generation of projects to be funded under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 has been approved by the Joint Monitoring Committee during the meeting held in Odessa, Ukraine, on 17th of September 2019.