National Authority is the entity appointed by each participating country bearing the ultimate responsibility for supporting the Management Authority in the implementation of the programme in its own territory.
Its main functions shall be:
For ENI CBC Partner Countries, the National Authority is the body ultimately responsible for the implementation of the provisions set out in the Financing Agreement signed with the European Commission.
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.