INTERREG "NEXT Black Sea Basin" 2021-2027 - Priorities

Policy Objectives


Specific Objectives

PO1 "Smarter Europe"

  1. Blue and Smart Region

SO i) - Development and enhancement of research and innovation capacity and the implementation of modern technologies

PO2 "Greener, low-carbon Europe"

2.Clean and Green Region

SO iv) - Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience, taking into account ecosystem-based approaches

SO vii) - Improving the protection and conservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution


Indicative supported activities under Priority 1 "Blue and smart region":

  1. Innovative technological developments, including improvement and application of artificial intelligence technologies, in support of the blue economy;
  2. Research on integrated management of coastal and marine zones, including the interaction between terrestrial and marine activities and their impact on coastal zones;
  3. Use of innovative technologies for sustainable fishing and ecologically clean aquaculture.

Indicative supported activities under Priority 2: "Clean and green region":

  1. Promotion of innovation and development of tools for intelligent observation, monitoring and accurate forecasting of the environment;
  2. Measures to prevent and mitigate the impacts of climate change on the Black Sea region, including water quality and quantity;
  3. Addressing environmental hazards: coastal erosion, landslides, sea level rise, extreme events, non-native species, invasive alien species (IAS), floods and drought in relation to climate change.
  4. Development and improvement of monitoring and early warning mechanisms for natural and/or man-made disasters.
  5. Development and implementation of green restoration actions contributing to climate change adaptation in the Black Sea Basin region, based on experience and best practices.