Considering the continous progress registered in the implementation of the programme and the high number of applications submitted under the first call for proposals, demonstrating the high commitment assumed by the participating countries and the high interest of the local and regional authorities, civil society and NGOs, to participate in cross- border projects, the European Commission decided recently to supplement the ENPI budget of the Programme with an additional 2.990.571 Euro. Thus, the total ENPI budget for the programming period (2007-2013) is now 21. 296.515 Euro.
We hope that the successful implementation of the selected projects and of the programme will determine further increase in the funds allocated by the European Union for the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme.
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.