Last modified: December 21, 2015

ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020, approved by the Joint Programming Committee


The final version of the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 has been approved by the Joint Programming Committee, the decision-making body composed by representatives of all the participating countries.

The total budget of the Programme is 49 million Euro, where 39 million Euro funded from the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and 10 million Euro funded from the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II) for Turkey’s participation.

The participating countries to the Programme include the following: Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Russian Federation [1], Azerbaijan [2].

The Programme is focused on 2 thematic objectives which will be addressed through the following 4 priorities:
1. Promote business and entrepreneurship within the Black Sea basin:

  • Priority 1.1 Jointly promote business and entrepreneurship in the tourism and cultural sectors
  • Priority 1.2 Increase cross-border trade opportunities and modernisation in the agricultural and connected sectors

2. Promote coordination of environmental protection and joint reduction of marine litter in the Black Sea basin:

  • Priority 2.1 Improve joint environmental monitoring
  • Priority 2.2 Promote common awareness-raising and joint actions to reduce river and marine litter

The document will be submitted for approval to the European Commission by the end of June 2015. The text of the Programme may be downloaded here.

The programme is expected to be approved by the European Commission before the end of 2015, while the first call for proposals is expected to be launched in the second half of 2016.

[1] Russian Federation has not been actively involved in the programme preparation and is unlikely to join the programme implementation.

[2] Azerbaijan withdrew from the negotiation on the development of the programme on 7 May 2015.

The final version of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027 was approved within the eight meeting of the Joint Programming Committee
11/05/2022 The eight meeting of the Joint Programming Committee - body responsible for the preparation of the Interr
Online course on Interreg NEXT
24/02/2022 As a complement to the document on regulatory changes in Interreg NEXT, TESIM (Technical Support to the
Horizon Europe – funding opportunities
25/01/2022 Horizon Europe Framework Programme has launched a call for 6 new funding opportunities in various busines
Workshop for beneficiaries on developing Effective Communication

The European Union needs to show concrete results of its cooperation and development actions, and so does the ENI CBC community. At all times, communication activities should pursue the overall objective of increasing the knowledge of cross-border cooperation at the external borders of the EU and its position as a valuable, strategic tool for the EU and its neighbours.

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy Workshop

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.

Training for Beneficiaries from the 2nd Call for proposals

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 second Call for Proposals of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is open starting with 1 October 2018 with deadline 5 February 2019
  Herewith you can access the Applicants Pack for the 2nd Call for proposals of the Joint Operational Programme

Visits: 36106398