In the framework of the 1st Call for proposals launched by Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme, we seek assessors to perform the state aid compliance assessment of the submitted applications.
The Managing Authority for the Interreg NEXT Programme Black Sea Basin was informed in August 2023 about the decision of the European Commission to formally discontinue the Interreg cooperation programmes in which the Russian Federation and Belarus participated, following the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and to redistribute the respective NDICI allocation to the Interreg programmes in which Ukraine and Republic of Moldova participate.
The brand for Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme was designed following the harmonised Interreg brand providing a robust and easily recognisable identity that favors an easy combination with other logos in co-branding situations. The Interreg Brand Design Manual for 2021 - 2027 is available Here.
The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine has started the procedure of organising additional competitive selection of independent auditors, who may be selected by lead beneficiary and/or beneficiary for conducting the project expenditure verification under Joint Operational Programmes (in accordance with paragraph 8 of the Procedure of creation an open list of independent auditors within Joint Operational Programmes of cross-border cooperation of the European Neighborhood Instrument 2014-2020, approved by the order of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine dated 19.12.2018 №1045).
As the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme has recently received an additional NDICI allocation of about 20 million Euros, the Programme has the opportunity to respond to the most pertinent challenges the Black Sea Basin region faces today.
The 1st calls for proposals launched within the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme were closed on the 4th of July 2023.
151 applications have been submitted, out of which 93 on regular projects and 58 on small scale projects, totalling 642 partners and 125 million Euro in Interreg funds requested.
The largest number of applicants are interested in implementing projects to contribute to the protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure and the reduction of all forms of pollution. The geographical coverage is quite balanced between partners that submitted application for both regular and small-scale projects.
Please be informed that the Help Desk hosted by the Joint Secretariat during the first call for proposals launched under the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme is still open.
The FAQ section has been updated with relevant questions asked by the potential applicants and the replies provided to them during the events organized by the Managing Authority on April and May, 2023, but also by the Help Desk, following the launch of the 1st calls for project proposals within the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme, on 30th of March, 2023.