The second Call for Proposals was officially launched by the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 on 1 October 2018 and it was closed on 5 February 2019.
The 2nd Call for Proposals was open to both Specific Objectives and the indicative amount of ENI funds made available under this Call for Proposals is of 24.5 mil EUR.
On 5 February 2019, deadline of submission, 247 applications were received.
The administrative and eligibility check will take place during February-April 2019, followed by the quality assessment during May-August 2019. The Joint Monitoring Committee is expected to take a decision on the selected applications in September 2019.
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.