The first round of consultations – carried out in February 2021 and which involved country events and the compilation of a first online questionnaire – produced results which were jointly ratified by the programme’s representatives. The results confirmed the areas of interest and concentration of the programme within the following three fields:
Under Policy Objective 1 (PO1) “a more competitive and smarter Europe and its neighbourhood by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation”:
• Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies
Under Policy Objective 2 (PO2), “a greener, low-carbon transitioning towards a net zero carbon economy and resilient Europe and its neighbourhood by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate change mitigation and adaptation and risk prevention and management”:
• Promoting climate change adaptation, and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches;
• Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity, and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution.
As the current main goal of the programming process is to identify and detail the fields of action and the potential specific actions to be promoted and funded under the programme, while duly respecting the partnership principle, we invite you to take part in the second round of consultation.
We would kindly ask you to fill in the questionnaire mentioned below, according to your field of expertise, until the 9th of April 2021.
Please note that responses to the questionnaires may be identified and connected with the persons filling them in, persons who, on a voluntary basis, may be invited to comment on the results in an online event organized for this purpose.
Completing the questionnaire may take you about 15 minutes.
You may access the questionnaire for each Policy Objective on the following links:
Thank you for your interest in the consultation exercise for defining the strategy of the Interreg NEXT BSB programme!
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.
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 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.