Last modified: September 25, 2015

May an organization located outside the programme area apply for funding?

Organizations whose headquarters are registered and located outside the programme area in actions implemented in the eligible area – but in one of the eight participating countries may be eligible under the following conditions:

q have local/regional subsidiary/branch offices established in the eligible area:

i. in case of a subsidiary (having legal personality) the subsidiary shall be the Applicant (and in case of contracting, it shall be the Beneficiary) / partner;

ii. in case of a branch (not having legal personality) the central organization shall be the Applicant (and in case of contracting, it shall be the Beneficiary) / partner;

q have no local/regional subsidiary/branch offices established in the eligible area, but are located at central/national/regional level, have exclusive competences in a field of activity and/or geographical area and demonstrate that their areas of legal competences established by legal acts extend to the eligible area of the programme and also the proposed Action is for the full benefit of the eligible area of the programme.

This exception is subject to approval of the JMC in the framework of these Guidelines for Grant Applicants. This exception can only be applied on the basis of a substantial justification showing that the Action cannot be implemented or would have difficulties in achieving its objectives without that Applicant/partner’s participation as mentioned in art. 40(2) of Regulation (EC) No 951/2007. The proposal will be evaluated by the Selection Committee under the technical evaluation stage and it will be up to JMC to decide on the necessity of the involvement of an Applicant/partner located outside the eligible area of the programme and grant the exception.


Where to find potential project partners?
If you are looking for a project partner for your application, please consider the following tools: 1. Partner Search and Project Ideas Search tools hosted by the programme dedicated website. In order to upload a project idea on the programme website, we recommend you to create an account on www.blacksea-cbc.net and after that to go to Section „Project Ideas Search”
Project preparation workshops organized in all participating countries, in the framework of the 2nd call for proposals
The main focus of the project preparation workshops will be on:
● raising the awareness about the key elements of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants
● strengthening the knowledges about key aspects of project development
● clarifying project proposal financial requirements
● raising the awareness about key aspects of project activity and financial planning
● clarifying how to apply in the programme electronic system
The third Newsletter of Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020
The third Newsletter of Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is ready to be read. From the material
Partner Forum in Yerevan
In view of the 2nd call for Proposals, the Managing Authority of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020, in collaboration with the Joint Technical Secretariat and National Authorities of participating countries, and with the support of TESIM project organized in Yerevan, Armenia, the second Partner Forum.
Project preparation workshops organized in all participating countries, in the framework of the 2nd call for proposals
The main focus of the project preparation workshops will be on:
● raising the awareness about the key elements of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants
● strengthening the knowledges about key aspects of project development
● clarifying project proposal financial requirements
● raising the awareness about key aspects of project activity and financial planning
● clarifying how to apply in the programme electronic system
Partner Forum in Chisinau
In view of the 2nd call for Proposals, the Managing Authority of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020, in collaboration with the Joint Technical Secretariat and national authorities of participating countries, and with the support of TESIM project organized in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, the first Partner Forum.
The second Call for Proposals of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is open starting with 1 October 2018 with deadline 31 January 2019
  Herewith you can access the Applicants Pack for the 2nd Call for proposals of the   Joint Operational Progra


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