The final balance at programme level (unspent pre-financing) was agreed by the European Commission and it was reimbursed by the Joint Managing Authority on the 1st of February 2021.
The Joint Managing Authority would like to thank all the project beneficiaries and partners, as well all the programme authorities in the participating countries for the contribution to the implementation of the 2007-2013 programme.
Nevertheless, project beneficiaries and partners are kindly reminded that their involvement might still be needed in the following period (open-to-control period of 7 years after payment of final balance for the project), should the European Commission or Joint Managing Authority needs access to project documents or sites.
The note for beneficiaries and partners regarding closure of the programme and reminder of open to control period can be accessed here.
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.