The eight participating countries in the programme have established a number of bodies forming the implementation and monitoring system of the programme.
The JMA is responsible for managing and implementing the operational programme in accordance with EC Regulations and the principles of sound financial management. The JMA for the programme has been jointly designated by the programme partners, within the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration.
The Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) is the administrative and secretarial body of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013, responsible for day-to-day management and acting as contact point for potential applicants as well as grant beneficiaries.
The JMC is the main joint decision making structure of the programme. Each participating country -in the Programme is represented in the JMC Each national delegation has one voting right. The JMC is chaired by the JMA.
The Audit Authority is established within the Court of Accounts of Romania. The AA is responsible for ensuring that audits are carried out annually on the expenditure and accounts of the JMA. For IPA funds in Turkey, a designated Audit Authority carries out the audits of the Operating Structure.
National Authorities are counterparts of the JMA in the programme preparation period, in the framework of which they are responsible for the coordination of the programming process in their respective countries.
National Info Points (NIP) are established in each participating country. Each NIP is providing information to potential applicants and partners in their own countries on the planned activities under the programme, being available for informing them in their own language and taking into account their own national context.
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.