The Ministry of Regional Development and Housing, acting as Joint Managing Authority for the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea 2007-2013” published the notice for the launch of the first call for proposals. The deadline for submitting project proposal is 12th of October 2009 at 16 00 (local time).
Cross-border cooperation projects will be financed within this call in the areas of sustainable economic development, tourism, nature and environment protection and cultural cooperation, areas that correspond to the three priorities of the Programme.
The indicative amount of ENPI funds available under this first call is 3.311.369 EURO, and Turkey participates with IPA funds amounting to 1.339.401 EURO. The cofinancing of the EU is 90 % of the total eligible costs at project level.
The eligible area of the Programme is extended to 10 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, R. Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The eligible applicants are: central public authority (Eg: Ministry of Environment), local/regional public authority (e.g. city councils), body governed by public law (contracting authorities as defined by the national legislations transposing Directive 2004/18/EC on public procurement), associations formed by one or several national, regional or local public authorities or one or several bodies governed by public law, public undertakings as defined in Directive 2004/17/EC, other non profit organizations, Euroregions, EGTC.
The projects will be jointly submitted and implemented by partnerships that will always involve partners from one or several Member States (Bulgaria, Greece, Romania) and from one or several partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, R. Moldova, Russia, Ukraine) and/or Turkey. The participation of Turkish partners is only possible in tripartite projects involving at least one partner from a Member State and one partner from a partner country. The recommended number of partners involved in each project partnership is between 3 and 10.
Applications must be in English and be submitted in a sealed envelope by registered mail, private courier service or by hand-delivery at the following address: Ministry of Regional Development and Housing, General Directorate for European Territorial Cooperation, Directorate for International Territorial Cooperation, Bulevardul Libertatii nr. 12, 040129, Bucuresti, sector 5, Romania, until the 12thof October 2009 at 16 00 (local time).
For more information about the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea 2007-2013” and about the first call for proposals please visit: Documentation Section.