Public consultations

2nd calls for project proposals - public consultation on Application Packs

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: 

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by February 29th, 2024.

Public consultation regarding the revised Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme and Performance Framework Methodology

CLOSED

The Managing Authority for the Interreg NEXT Programme Black Sea Basin was informed in August 2023 about the decision of the European Commission to formally discontinue the Interreg cooperation programmes in which the Russian Federation and Belarus participated, following the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and to redistribute the respective NDICI allocation to the Interreg programmes in which Ukraine and Republic of Moldova participate. As a result, the Programme budget shall receive an additional NDICI allocation of about 20 million Euros. The total Programme financial allocation, thus, reached 94.4 million Euros, out of which 85 million Euros is the contribution from EU funds and 9.4 million Euros is the national co-financing of the participating countries.
The Monitoring Committee (MC) approved the modification of the Programme by including the additional allocation and a new proposed Priority - Competent and resilient region - Interreg Specific Objective 1 - better governance in cooperation matters, together with proposals for related indicative activities.
The Managing Authority has accordingly revised the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme and the Performance Framework Methodology, which are now available for public consultation. Within the revised documents there were taken into account the opinions of the Programme partners expressed during the consultation process held in August 2023, regarding the preferred types of activities under the new Priority.
You can find HERE the revised version of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme and HERE the revised version of Performance Framework Methodology.

Interested entities and persons are invited to send, by 6 September, 2023, comments and recommendations regarding the two foregooing documents subject to public consultation to the Programme email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (the email address is being protected from spambots and you need JavaScript enabled to view it). 

Public consultation with regard to a new Priority under the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme

As the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme has recently received an additional NDICI allocation of about 20 million Euros, the Programme has the opportunity to respond to the most pertinent challenges the Black Sea Basin region faces today.

In this context, the programme will also focus on an additional Programme Priority  - "Competent and Resilient Region", targeting Interreg Specific Objective 1 – “Better cooperation governance”, aiming to enhance the institutional capacity of public authorities across the Programme area, build mutual trust, and enhance sustainable democracy and support civil society actors.

In order to better shape the new Priority to the needs of the Programme partners, we kindly invite you to answer the following questionnaire (you will need approximately 5 minutes), at the latest by 24th of August, 2023. 

The consultation is available HERE in English language and we would appreciate your comments in English.

The survey is no longer active

 

Launching for public consultation of the revised Application Packs for the 1st call for proposals

While the (Interreg VI-B) NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme has recently been approved by the European Commission, the managing structures prepared the revised draft of the Application Packs for the 1st call for proposals for both regular and small-scale projects, envisaged to be launched in the first part of 2023.

The documents reflect the main aspects coming out from the public consultation process held online during 18th of October – 2nd of December 2022, as well as those raised during the Information events for potential applicants held in all BSB participating countries throughout November 2022.

Download the revised Application Packs for REGULAR and SMALL-SCALE projects.

Any final comments and suggestions you may have, please send them by 23rd of January 2023 at:BSB_mail.jpg

What’s NEXT in Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme? Launching for public consultation of the Application Pack for the 1st call for project proposals

UPDATE - 8 December 2022 

Thank you all for your engagement in the public consultations and for the valuable contributions which will entail the improvement of the Application Pack for the 1st call for project proposals.

We are aware that the novelties contained in the new EU legal framework for the 2021-2027 period, applicable to all Interreg programmes and reflected accordingly in our Programme documents, may be challenging both for you, as potential beneficiaries of the Interreg NEXT BSB Programme and for us, as management structures. For an efficient and timely implementation of the Programme and projects, it is important to find the best approaches on how to tackle these challenges in our joint activity.

The revised version of the Application pack will try to reflect both the needs of the Black Sea Basin community and the innovative approaches for a sound financial management of Programme and projects.

Please keep an eye on the website for news regarding the approval of the Programme and the launch of the 1st call for proposals.

Conclusions of the Strategic Environmental Assessment screening procedure for the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027

As part of the programming process for the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027, a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening procedure – based on the Directive 2001/42/EC on the assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment – has been carried out to contribute to the integration of environmental considerations into the preparation of the programme and to assess its environmental effects.

Public consultation on the updated version of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027

The Managing Authority and the representatives of the participating countries, with the support of TESIM experts, further developed the draft version of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027.

Initiation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment screening procedure for the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027

The Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, through the General Directorate European Territorial Cooperation – acting as Managing Authority for the Interreg NEXT BSB 2021-2027 – notified the Romanian Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests about the elaboration of the first draft of the Programme.

The third round of public consultation – The first version of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027

The Managing Authority and the representatives of the participating countries, with support of TESIM experts, jointly developed the 1st version of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027.

Second round of consultation for the preparation of the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme

The first round of consultations – carried out in February 2021 and which involved country events and the compilation of a first online questionnaire – produced results which were jointly ratified by the programme’s representatives. The results confirmed the areas of interest and concentration of the programme within the following three fields:

Report on Stakeholders Consultation Interreg NEXT BSB

As part of the preparation process for the new programming period 2021-2027, a draft territorial analysis was developed covering the eligible area of the Interreg Next Black Sea Basin Programme.

In order to explore the expectations of the stakeholders as first step for thematic concentration of the programme strategy, an online survey was published to receive inputs regarding the Policy, Interreg and specific objectives considered as relevant to receive support.