The goal of the programme is to establish long-lasting cross-border links within the Black Sea Basin by financing projects, which deliver clear cross-border cooperation impact and benefits, and which demonstrate sustainability of their actions, and synergies and complementarities with other actions in the same field. Indicative deadline is between January and February 2017.
The programme seeks to promote business and entrepreneurship within the Black Sea Basin and to promote coordination of environmental protection and joint reduction of marine litter in the Black Sea Basin. In particular, the programme seeks to:
- Jointly promote business and entrepreneurship in the tourism and cultural sectors
- Increase cross-border trade opportunities and modernization in the agriculture and connected sectors
- Improve joint environmental monitoring
- Promote common awareness-raising and joint actions to reduce river and marine litter
Lead partners and project partners must comply with a set of requirements related to their
- legal status:
- be regional, local or national public authorities
- be bodies governed by public law
- be non-profit organizations
- geographical location:
- be a legal entity effectively established in the eligible are of the programme
- professional and financial situation
Please note that although national authorities are not excluded, priority will be given to local and/or regional authorities, civil society organisations, chambers of commerce, and the academic and educational community; as well as other eligible actors based within the geographical eligibility of the programme and important for the realisation of the objectives of the programme.
The number of partners in a project, including the lead partner must be a minimum of three from different countries and a maximum of six. Partners should be from at least one of the participating EU Member States and one of the participating CBC partner countries. Participation of Turkish partners is possible in projects with at least one partner from a participating EU Member State and one partner from another participating CBC partner country.
The duration of a project funded under any priority should be of minimum 18 months and not exceed 30 months from the starting date.
Co-financing must amount to 10% of the Union contribution representing €4.9 million.
Please find more information, including draft guidelines, on the Black Sea website.