Joint Secretariat for Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme is looking for 3 PROJECT OFFICERS (3 positions on permanent duration) and 1 COMMUNICATION OFFICER (1 position on permanent duration) within its team.
While the results of the quality assessment of applications submitted during the first calls for proposals were just approved by the Monitoring Committee, we are preparing for the launch of the second calls for proposals: one call for regular projects and one for small scale projects.
The main novelties compared to the first calls are related to Armenia’s decision to re-join the Programme and a new Programme priority - Competent and Resilient Region, under which small-scale projects may be submitted. More details may be consulted HERE.
Two separate sets of Application Packs are developed and under spotlight during this consultation, enclosing details regarding the Programme, information intended to support applicants to prepare the project applications, to understand the project selection criteria and the decision-making procedure:
Moreover, as of today, testing the submission applications using the Programme Joint Electronic Monitoring System (Jems), under the envisaged calls for proposals, is enabled. We encourage you to start testing the system and get familiar with its structure and functionalities, by accessing the LINK and using one of the below account credentials:
As always, we rely on your contributions, so please let us know how we can improve by sending your comments and proposals on the Application Packs, or any aspect encountered during Jems testing stage at
During the second meeting of the Monitoring Committee (MC) of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme, held last week in Bucharest, the results of the quality assessment of applications submitted during the first calls for proposals for regular and small scale projects were approved.
Following the MC decision, all the applicants were accordingly notified on the results of the quality assessment, indicating if their applications have been:
- provisionally selected – those applications which are recommended for funding and which shall be contracted providing that all documents and conditions requested under Part IV – Assessemnt, Selection and Contracting of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants, First Calls for Proposals are provided/ complied with and, if the case, the recommendations made during the quality assessment and contracting checks are addressed;
- recommended for the reserve list – those applications which obtained the minimum scores, but for which there are no available funds left under this calls for proposals, following the ranking of the applications;
- rejected – those applications which obtained scores below the minimum ones set out in the Quality assessment grids.
Applicants considering that they have been harmed by an error, or irregularity during the quality assessment of the evaluation and selection process may file a complaint to
Congratulations for your hard work and efforts that you have put in!
During January 30-31, 2024, in Bucharest, Romania, the second meeting of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme Monitoring Committee took place.
The representatives of the eight participating countries (Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine), the European Commission, Managing Authority, Joint Secretariat, TESIM project and Audit Authority discussed the results of the first calls for project proposals, the perspective of achieving the targets set for Programme indicators and the use of available funds, as well as the content of application packs for the second calls for project proposals.
The Monitoring Committee approved the new generation of projects to be funded under the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme, as submitted within the first calls for proposals: 33 projects with a total value of EU Interreg funding of 30.5 million Euro. Congratulations to all 151 partners from all participating countries for their efforts in developing good projects! Information on the results of the assessment process will be communicated soon to all applicants.
Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme aims to continuously improve its working procedures and documents and to incorporate users’ perceptions into the decision-making process, in order to streamline its efficiency and effectiveness.
To this end, we have just launched a survey (available HERE) dedicated to assess applicants' perception over the application process related to the competitive first calls for proposals dedicated to regular and small scale projects and provide us feedback, at the latest until 26th of January, 2024.
The Youth4Cooperation Group was established in 2022 during the European Year of Youth, having as its main goal to enhance the engagement of young individuals in all Interreg programmes and EU macro-regional strategies, allowing them to have a say and be active in cooperation and Interreg. Additionally, the group serves as a platform for dialogue between the European Commission and young individuals active in the field of Interreg, interested in cohesion and cooperation.
We happily announce that, on 15 December 2023, the European Commission approved the revised Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme, so to reflect the additional allocation of 19.96 mil. Euro in Interreg Funds, Armenia’s decision to rejoin the Programme, which we warmly salute, and the introduction of a new Programme priority: Competent and Resilient Region.
As Programmes become more and more result-oriented and focused to maximize the use of funding, capitalisation appeared as a solution to identify good practices and to promote the re-use and transfer of project results. Moreover, capitalisation enhances transferability of innovation and clustering of results, as well as the possibility to save money and time, by offering access to valuable knowledge, already tested and producing empirical outcomes.
In this context, the BSB Programme created a Capitalisation Platform, as a new digital tool for its community, aiming to promote relevant solutions with replication potential, to improve access of stakeholders to valuable results and to contribute to the development of new partnerships and synergies between community members and beyond. The greater purpose of the Platform is to build a learning community, eager to learn and work across boundaries.
We encourage you to access the Platform, check our solutions, get in touch with their owners and find more details about how you may benefit from their knowledge.
According to regulations, Programmes' evaluation is mandatory, the aim being to improve the quality of their design and implementation.
As a programme evaluation plan for the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin needs to be in place in one year after its approval, we identified a first set of questions that could be included in it and we need your inputs to ensure their usefulness.
You may take part in this process, by completing the following survey by 7 November, 2023:
The survey is no longer active
We have just launched a Giveaway competition on Instagram.
Go to our Programme Instagram page (@blackseabasincbc - see also the above QR Code), follow the described instructiuctions, enclosed in the related post and you stand a chance to win a backpack full of TECH promotional items.
The contest ends on 6 of November, 2023.
BEST OF LUCK!