Assembly of European Regions is organising its 5th Black Sea Summit on 3rd of October in the Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania.
Bearing in mind the challenging political context which affects this area, our Summit will look into the place of the Black Sea Synergy in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). Representatives from all Black Sea countries have been invited to exchange on key issues, including: What is the impact of the European Union Association Agreements with Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine on ENP? Are the strategies and programmes of ENP adapted to the current challenges from the Eastern Neighbourhood? What place for the future Black Sea Strategy in all this?
After having dealt with this macro-geopolitical framework, our Summit will focus on the tools available to effectively promote interregional cooperation in the Black Sea Basin. Particular attention will be paid tothe new ENI Black Sea CBC Programme, which is one of the major sources of funding for Regions willing to cooperate in the Black Sea.
AER has largely contributed in the last months to the new strategy for the programme 2014-2020. Our Summit will represent a timely opportunity to get first-hand information from the Joint Managing Authority of the programme, which is based in Bucharest, about the thematic objectives of the new programme and enable stakeholders to exchange first project ideas. A Training Academy on 2nd October will complete this overview by providing interested members with further details on the priorities of the programme.
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.
The Facility for Blue Growth is pleased to announce the first workshop towards the implementation of the Common Maritime Agenda that will take place on July 4th, 2019, in Varna, Bulgaria.