European Funds for 2014-2020: 49 million EUR under the Black Sea Basin Programme
The Black Sea Basin ENI CBC Programme 2014-2020 has been submitted to the EU Commission for approval. The overall aim of this EU programme is to improve the welfare of the people in the Black Sea Basin regions through sustainable growth and joint environmental protection. More specifically, the programme offers funding support in two main thematic objectives and four priorities:
Promote business and entrepreneurship within the Black Sea Basin
1.1 Jointly promote business and entrepreneurship in the tourism and cultural sectors
1.2 Increase cross-border trade opportunities and modernisation in the agricultural and connected sectors
Promote coordination of environmental protection and joint reduction of marine litter in the Black Sea Basin
2.1 Improve joint environmental monitoring
2.2 Promote common awareness – raising and joint actions to reduce river and marine litter
Interested parties can find more information about the programme at the following link:
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.