The recommended number of partners involved in each project partnership is between 4 and 8 partners.
2 partners may also form an eligible partnership, as long as they are one from a Member State and one from a partner country.
More than 8 partners may also be eligible, but the Applicant should always keep in mind the difficulty of managing a partnership with so many partners.
Please note that additional 5 points shall be awarded to the joint Actions that have at least 3 partners coming from 3 of the following countries: Armenia, Georgia, R. Moldova, Ukraine and Turkey.
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.