Partners do not have to provide external audit report. It is requested from the applicant and the IPA Lead Beneficiary (if it is the case). As stated in section 2.2.2 of the Grant Application Form:
“External Audit Report must be submitted by the Applicant where the ENPI grant requested exceeds EUR 500,000 and by the IPA Financial Lead Beneficiary where the IPA grant requested exceeds EUR 500,000… This obligation does not apply to public authorities, bodies governed by public law and international organisations”
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.
The new generation of projects to be funded under the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 has been approved by the Joint Monitoring Committee during the meeting held in Odessa, Ukraine, on 17th of September 2019.