Via Pontica Foundation team, involved in project management of the „Innovative Techniques and Methods for Reducing Marine Litter in the Black Sea Coastal Areas”, priority 2.2. “Awareness Raising and Joint Actions for Reducing River and Marine Litter”, Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020” and partners from Burgas Municipality, took part in the training for beneficiaries of the 1st call for proposals on Black Sea Basin ENI CBC Programme 2014-2020. The event was held on 22 May 2019 in Cherno More Hotel, Varna, Bulgaria.

The training session aimed to increase the beneficiaries’ capacity to ensure smooth and correct implementation of the funded projects, to present basic rules and regulations, related to correct and accurate reporting of activities and resources used, to share practical examples and case studies from the previous programming period and other implemented projects to avoid mistakes and violations and to improve the working environment.

The following topics were discussed:

-Overview of the general rules for project implementation

-Established FLC system and procedures and rules for providing national co-financing

-Reporting: Progress, Intermediate and Final Reports – in eMS Internal and external communication – information and visibility rules

-Modifications (through Notification or Addendum) to the Grant Contract

-Internal project monitoring External Monitoring – frequency, aspects which will be monitored

-Expenditure Verification-general context and specific rules

-On the spot verification

Participation in the Training for Beneficiaries of the 1st Call for Proposals on Black Sea Basin ENI CBC Programme 2014-2020