The eighth Joint Programming Committee meeting of Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin CBC Programme, in which our Directorate act as the National Authority, was held online on 10 May 2022. Representatives of the National Authorities from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Turkey as well as the Programme's Managing Authority, Joint Technical Secretariat, TESIM and the European Commission participated in the meeting. Our Directorate was represented by the delegation consisting of EU experts from the Department of Union Programmes and Cross- border Cooperation.
During the meeting, the participants discussed the changes in the rules and procedures in the new period, the revised Programme document and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process for the future Programme. It has been decided that the programme document principally agreed upon, shall be submitted formally to the EC at the end of June.