We happily announce that, on 13 December 2022, the European Commission approved the (Interreg VI-B) NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme by implementing decision C(2022)9608.
The total budget of the Programme is of 72.28 million Euro, out of which the EU funds (the European Regional Development Fund, the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance and the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Global Europe, under the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg)) represent 65.05 million Euro and the national co-financing of participating states is of 7.23 million Euro.
For the 2021-2027 period, the Programme aims to remain a platform where the links between the participating countries are strengthened and new ones are created and where the regional actors can get together and contribute to a sustainable management of resources for the benefit of local citizens from Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine.
The Programme will further deepen the cross-border cooperation in the Black Sea Basin in a transnational configuration, supporting three specific objectives:
- Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities;
- Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention;
- Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure;
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