BLACK SEA BASIN JOINT OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2014 - 2020
Participating countries and Programme area:
‘Participating countries’ to the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin (BSB) programme include the following:
- EU Member States: Bulgaria, Greece and Romania
- Partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine
- Candidate country: Turkey
- Russian Federation
The ‘Programme area’ for the BSB ENI CBC includes core regions, adjoining region and the major social, economic or cultural centres as described below:
The following countries or NUTS II (or equivalent) territorial units form the core eligible area of the Black Sea Basin
Programme, as defined in the ENI CBC programming document:
- Romania: Sud-Est
- Bulgaria: Severoiztochen, Yugoiztochen
- Greece: Kentriki Makedonia, Anatoliki Makedonia Thraki
- Turkey: TR10 (Istanbul), TR21 (Tekirda, 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, Gümühane)
- Russia: Rostov Oblast, Krasnodar Krai, Adygea republic
- Ukraine iii : Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Sevastopol, Zaporosh’ye and Donetsk Oblasts, Crimea Republic, Sevastopol
- Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan: the whole country
ENI CBC aims to “promote co-operation across the borders between EU Member States and the countries on the European Neighbourhood and Russian Federation” and it should contribute to the overall ENI objective of progress towards “an area of shared prosperity and good neighbourliness” between EU Member States and their neighbours. Due to its geographical location, Turkey also participates in the Black Sea Basin ENI CBC as a candidate country.
CBC under the ENI has 3 overarching strategic objectives:
- Promote economic and social development in regions on both sides of common borders;
- Address common challenges in environment, public health, safety and security;
- Promotion of better conditions and modalities for ensuring the mobility of persons, goods and capital.
Each ENI CBC programme must contribute to at least one of the strategic objectives.
The programme is expected to be approved by the European Commission before the end of 2015, while the first call for proposals is expected to be launched in the second half of 2016.