To ensure the premises for a smooth implementation of the projects contracted within the framework of the 1st Call for proposals of Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020, programme management structures organised a training session dedicated to the beneficiaries from the 1st Call for proposals.

The Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020 is part of European Union’s Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) under its European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI).

ENI CBC receives funding from ENI as well as from the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession which is pooled together. All sources of funding may be used on either side of the EU external border for actions of common benefit.

The Black Sea Basin ENI CBC programme 2014-2020 builds upon the previous cooperation framework, the Black Sea Basin ENPI CBC programme 2007-2013, under which 62 projects were awarded and implemented in 8 countries surrounding the Black Sea Basin.

The target groups for the event were the lead beneficiaries and the beneficiaries of the contracted projects within the first call for proposals.

The event was held in Bucharest, Romania, on 16-17 April 2019. The training session was aimed to enhance capacity of beneficiaries and to provide them a summary of the Project Implementation Manual with focus on general rules for project implementation; internal and external communication; project financial management, irregularities, fraud and corruption; reporting; modification of the grant contract; project monitoring, expenditures verifications and on-the-spot verifications.

The project “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” was represented by the Chairman of the Board of the Via Pontica Foundation, Ms. Ina Agafonova, Bulgaria – Leading Partner and Ms. Raluka Trandafir of Ovidius University of Constanța, Romania- Partner.

Training for Beneficiaries from the 1st Call for Proposals of Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020