Presentation of the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS)
The Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) is the administrative and secretarial body of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013, responsible for day-to-day management and acting as contact point for potential applicants as well as grant beneficiaries.
The Joint Technical Secretariat performs its activities under the supervision of the Joint Managing Authority (JMA), the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, Romania.
The costs of the Joint Technical Secretariat are financed through a direct grant from the European Commission and co-financed under the programme’s Technical Assistance budget of the Joint Managing Authority.
The JTS has been established in June 2011 and functioned until May 2013.
JTS activities were temporarily taken by the JMA.
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.