2007-2013

The Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme


The Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme (hereafter Black Sea JOP) is one of the EU operational programmes under the European Neighbourhood & Partnership Instrument (ENPI). It is implemented during the programming period 2007 – 2013.
There are 8 participating countries in the Black Sea JOP, i.e. Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, and Greece.
The Black Sea JOP aims at a stronger and more sustainable economic and social development of the Black Sea Basin regions. Through the Black Sea JOP, communities in the areas concerned will be encouraged to further develop their local economy, confront environmental challenges and promote greater interaction among people.
The programme is financed by the ENPI. The participation of Turkey is financed by the IPA (Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance). The participating countries co-finance projects with a minimum of 10% of the EU contribution.

Summary budget of Black Sea JOP for the period 2007-2013 in Euro: 

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The Black Sea JOP is characterised by a number of specificities regarding eligible area, the priorities and measures, and the potential applicants. The full details of the programme can be found in the respective Programme Documents.

The official language of the Programme is English.

Priorities & Measures

The Black Sea JOP covers three priorities and a technical assistance component. Each of the three priorities is further broken down in a number of Measures, as presented in the following table:

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.

Technical Assistance

The technical assistance will focus on two measures:

  • Programme management and implementation
  • Information, promotion and project generation activities

To have a better idea regarding the type of projects eligible for funding under each measure mentioned above, please refer to the Black sea Programme Documents.