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Applications for the Second and Final Call for Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027 are now Launched

Applications for the Second and Final Call for Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027 are now Launched

The application process for the second call for proposals of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme with a budget of 52 million euros has started. 25 provinces will benefit from the call.

Governorships, district governorships, provincial and regional directorates, municipalities, provincial special administrations, development agencies/administrations/unions, chambers, commodity exchanges, cooperatives, universities, research centers, institutes, state owned schools, foundations, associations, unions and other NGOs who are located in the mentioned provinces can apply to the call under the programme.

Within the scope of the call, projects with a budget range between 250.000 EUR and 500.000 EUR and without construction/infrastructure investment will be classified as small-scale projects and projects with a budget range between 501.000 EUR and 1.500.000 EUR and including construction/infrastructure investment will be classified as standard projects. Small-scale projects are expected to be implemented for a maximum of 18 months and standard projects for a maximum of 30 months. The total budget allocated for the last call of this period was set at €52.04 million. Project budgets will be co-financed by project partners at a rate of 10%.

In addition, the program requires the development of project partnerships with institutions and organizations from the eligible regions of the countries included in the programme area.

According to the partnership conditions of the call, at least 1 EU member country and at least 1 non-EU country among the programme countries must be included in the project partnership to be developed in project applications in both categories. Partnerships can be established with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 institutions and organizations in small-scale projects and a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 institutions and organizations in standard projects.

Under small-scale project category, projects can be developed to promote climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches. Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrasturcture, including in urban areas and reducing all forms of pollution linked to the Programme's objective of a greener and low-carbon Europe. In this project type, projects can also be prepared to enhance the institutional capacity of public authorities, build up mutual trust, enhance sustainable democracy and support civil society actors in the pursuit of a better cooperation governance cooperation for Europe. On the other hand, applicants who will submit standard projects can submit project ideas that address the development and enhancing of research and innovation capacities and the uptake of advanced technologies under the objective of a more competitive and smarter Europe as well as a greener and low-carbon Europe objective.

Those who wish to apply for the call can submit their project applications online via the Joint Electronic Monitoring System (JeMS) on the Program's website until 28 June 2024. 

Click here to access the programme and the note regarding the call for proposals.

The Managing Authority will organize an online information session for all potential applicants on April 10th. For more details and to register please click here.