The Audit Authority within the Romanian Court of Accounts released the final audit report designating the authorities for the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020: Managing Authority, Joint Technical Secretariat, National Authorities and Control Contact Points. Thus, the Romanian Ministry for Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds is designated as Managing Authority.
Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 has completed the designation process, which means that the designated authorities comply with the designation criteria. This is a crucial step in the lifespan of the Programme, the implementation can go ahead to what is necessary to achieve the programme purpose.
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.