Following the entry into force of the Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11th March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for financing external action (CIR) and taking into consideration the European Commission note to the joint managing authorities of the ENPI CBC programmes, new eligibility rules have to be applied in all procedures to be launched at the latest as from 1st August 2014.
The Joint Managing Authority for the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007-2014” issued a note in this respect to the attention of the project beneficiaries and partners of the projects financed under the programme.
For ease of reference for the new rules, please see the following documents:
– for European Neighbourhood and Partnership instrument (ENPI), the eligibility rules are mentioned under article 8 and 9 of the Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 (CIR);
– the annex of the Practical Guide containing the detailed list of eligible countries for each programme under the CIR eligibility rules is available on the Europeaid website:
Along with the annex above mentioned, we invite you to read with great care the content of section 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 of the Practical Guide that explains in detail the new rules:
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and The Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with DG Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), are organising the Workshop “Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy” on 6 July 2021, at 09.00 – 12.45 CET.
The training sessions are organised by the programme management structures and are aiming to enhance capacity of beneficiaries to collect, consolidate and report the progress achieved by the projects.
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.