The Joint Operational Programme is the document defining the background, objectives, structure, allocation of funds per priority, relevant bodies of the Programme. It has been negotiated and agreed with the European Commission.
Besides the above documents which are tailor-made for the Black Sea JOP, useful information for applicants, journalists, and anyone else interested in the Black sea JOP, can be found in a number of documents that are downloadable from the following links:
The purpose of this section is to illustrate the procedures that a potential applicant must follow from project definition and partners identification, until receiving funding. The various steps for receiving funding can be summarised as follows:
1. Application stage: This stage starts with the “Call for Proposals”, and finishes with the submission of the Application by the applicant. Read more
2. Evaluation stage: During this stage the applications received are evaluated, and the projects eligible for financing are selected and announced publicly. Read more
3. Implementation stage: This is the longest and most demanding stage from the side of the successful applicant. Read more
First Call for Proposals (closed on 12th of October 2009)
Practical Guide to contract procedures for EU external Actions (PRAG)
Project Cycle Management Guidelines
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.