Black Sea Joint Operational Programme


LAUNCH OF THE CALL: February 2011
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for Project Proposals: May-June 2011
BUDGET for the 2nd Call: 16.759.639 (ENPI contribution: 10.601.591€, IPA contribution: 6.158.048 €)
ELIGIBLE TERRITORY
Bulgaria: NUTS II regions of Severoiztochen and Yugoiztochen
Greece: NUTS II regions of Kentriki Makedonia, Anatoliki Makedonia and Thraki
Romania: NUTS II region of South-East
Turkey: NUTS II equivalent regions of Istanbul, Tekirdağ, Kocaeli, Zonguldak, Kastamonu, Samsun and Trabzon (More precisely: NUTS II equivalent regions of TR10 (İstanbul), TR21 (Tekirdağ, Edirne, Kırklareli), TR42 (Kocaeli, Sakarya, Düzce, Bolu, Yalova), TR81 (Zonguldak, Karabük, Bartın), TR82 (Kastamonu, Çankırı, Sinop), TR83 (Samsun, Tokat, Çorum, Amasya) and TR90 (Trabzon, Ordu, Giresun, Rize, Artvin, Gümüşhane)
Ukraine: Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporosh’ye and Donetsk Oblasts, Crimea Republic and Sevastopol
Armenia, Georgia, R. Moldova: all regions
ELIGIBLE PARTNERS
Public bodies, public equivalent bodies , local and regional authorities, NGOs and non-profit organisations implementing projects for the public interest, non-state actors as defined in point (h) Article 14 of ENPI Regulation will be eligible for programme support.

Description:

The Black Sea Basin is one of the main areas of interaction between the European Union (EU) and its eastern neighbours. The main common questions that have emerged are the development gaps and inequalities in the area, both among the regions in the Black Sea Basin and among the countries to which they belong.
OBJECTIVES
The wider objective emerging from this analysis is the acceleration of the economic and social development based on local resources.
Another crucial issue in the Black Sea Basin is environmental protection in order to counter the process of degradation, which could substantially constrain sustainable economic development.
The third issue is the need for stronger cultural interaction among the peoples of the Black Sea Basin. After the accession of two of the countries in the EU, the relevance of the stronger cultural and social integration of the communities around the Sea has especially increased.
PRIORITIES
Priority 1: Supporting cross border partnerships for economic and social development based on common resources
Measure 1.1:Strengthening accessibility and connectivity for new intra- regional information, communication, transport and trade links
Measure 1.2: Creation of tourism networks in order to promote joint tourism development initiatives and traditional products
Measure 1.3: Creation of administrative capacity for the design and implementation of local development policies
Priority 2: Sharing resources and competencies for environmental protection and conservation
Measure 2.1: Strengthening the joint knowledge and information base needed to address common challenges in the environmental protection of river and maritime systems
Measure 2.2: Promoting research, innovation and awareness in the field of conservation and environmental protection for protected natural areas
Measure 2.3: Promotion of cooperation initiatives aimed at innovation in technologies and management of solid waste and wastewater management systems
Priority 3: Supporting cultural and educational networks for the establishment of a common cultural environment in the Basin
Measure 3.1: Promoting cultural networking and educational exchange in the Black Sea Basin communities.

Remarks on Priorities related to heritage interpretation

In regards to heritage interpretation the following objectives demonstrate a specific interest.
OBJECTIVE 1: PROMOTING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE BORDER AREAS Priority 1: Supporting cross border partnerships for economic and social development based on combined resources / Measure 1.2: Creation of tourism networks in order to promote joint tourism development initiatives and traditional products

OBJECTIVE 3: PROMOTING LOCAL, PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE COOPERATION / Priority 3: Supporting cultural and educational initiatives for the establishment of a common cultural environment in the Basin / Measure 3.1: Promoting cultural networking and educational exchange in the Black Sea Basin communities.

Useful Links

The Programme Website
www.blacksea-cbc.net

ENPI Projects
www.rcbi.info/pages/11_1.html

ENPI Policy
ec.europa.eu/world/enp/index_en.htm
ec.europa.eu/europeaid/where/neighbourhood/regional-cooperation/enpi-cross-border/index_en.htm

ELIGIBLE REGIONS _ CONTACT LIST
www.rcbi.info/cgi-bin/migc_preview.pl

(Information kindly submitted by Dorothea Papathanasiou)

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