Donor: (Interreg VI-B) NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 04.07.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 250.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 500.000€
Funding ratio: up to 90%


  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Asia


  2. Europe

      Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine


1) Objective

The Programme aims to remain a platform where the links between the participating countries are strengthened and new ones are created and where the regional actors get together and contribute to a sustainable management of resources for the benefit of local citizens. It will further deepen the cross-border cooperation in the Black Sea Basin in a transnational configuration, supporting three specific objectives:

  • Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities;
  • Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention;
  • Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure.

Small-scale projects shall aim to strengthen the people-to-people cooperation in the Programme area in the environmental and research fields through balanced partnerships between e.g. regional and local public authorities, NGOs, local organizations and youth groups, higher education and research institutions, schools/education and training centres, business support organisations, including chambers of commerce, networks, other regional or local entities.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are:
– Public authorities (e.g. regional/county council, local council, municipality, ministries, etc.);
– Bodies governed by public law (e.g. state/regional owned institutes, universities and educational institutions, regional development agencies, nature parks and protected areas management bodies, research institutes, etc.);
– Non-profit organizations (e.g. associations, unions, foundations, private universities if their legal status is of a non-profit organization, Local Action Groups, Euro regions, European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, etc.)

3) Location

Actions must take place in Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Greece.

4) Budget

The indicative amount of Interreg allocation made available under this Call for Proposals is of €26,610,390. The Interreg co-financing rate is maximum 90%. The selected small scale project will have the following characteristics:
– Budget: minimum €250,000 – maximum €500,000 (Interreg funds);
– Partnership: minimum 3 – maximum 4 eligible organisations from at least 3 different participating countries including at least one from a EU Member State and one from a participating partner country, maximum 2 partners from the same country, and
– Duration: up to 18 months.

5) Application

The application deadline is 4 July 2023.

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