Although the period between April and June was considerable marked by pandemia Covid-19, the programme proceeded in step with the planned schedule. The crisis sought for proactive measures and solutions to overcome any delay that may affect the projects and programme implementation.
The beneficiaries from the first Call for proposals were advised on how to respond to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and the new generation of projects from the second call for proposals was taking shape.
For 13 projects from the second Call for proposals Grant contracts have been signed and now the Black Sea Basin community reached 37 projects. The total value of projects is 11.2 million euro, 10.3 million euro from ENI funds.
The contracted projects aim to improve the welfare of the people in the Black Sea basin regions through sustainable growth and joint environmental protection. They are proposing efficient actions to promote business and common approaches to protect the environment.
The list of the awarded projects within the Black Sea Basin Programme is permanently updated and published here.
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.