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SMART BSnetwork - e-MS code: ROBG-197

Network for smart cooperation of Black Sea communities in the cross- border region

What’s the goal?

The project aims to increase the cooperation capacity and effectiveness of public administrations of the cross border region of Black Sea Municipalities in Dobrich district and Constanta county

What’s the budget?

427,222.06 euro, out of which 363,138.74 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 71.233 euro for LB, 44.902 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Municipality of Balchik (BG)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit - Navodari Municipality (RO)

When is it happening?

Start date: 22.08.2017

End date: 21.08.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Dobrich in Bulgaria

Constanta in Romania

How is it going to happen?                      

  • 1 joint network for smart cooperation
  • 1 joint workshop ”Smart development and cooperation of cross border Black Sea communities“
  • 1 joint strategy for cooperation and evolved territorial development of the cross border Black Sea
  • 1 joint Web platform
  • e-government in Balchik municipality and Navodari municipality created
  • equipment for improving public services in Balchik municipality
  • 2 workshops for Increasing the capacity of public stakeholders
  • 2 workshops with civil society participation in public decision-making

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 9 supported cross border mechanisms (agreements, networks, regulations, studies, policies, strategies, information exchange tools) to enhance cooperation capacity

Programme results: increased cooperation capacity and effectiveness of public administration of the target cross border region

Project status

-  Both project partners established their project management teams. LB also contracted external services for project management.

-  For the project promotion was organized the launching press conference and were used other informational tools such as press releases, broadcasting of radio and video spots.

-    Permanent promotion of the project is ensured by elaborating informative materials, broadcasting video and radio spots, or publishing press releases in on line media.

-  Launching press conference was organized in Balchik on 16.02.2018.

-  IT equipment and digital map for both project partners have been delivered, installed and put in operation.

-  The integrated information system for LB - Balchik municipality was created and put in operation.

-  The joint strategy for cooperation and evolved territorial development of the cross border Black Sea area was elaborated in English and Romanian languages and it is available on the elaborated web platform.

-  21 Bulgarian public institutions and NGOs, together with other 30 Romanian public institutions and NGOs, were selected to be part of the joint network.

-  Workshop ”Smart development and cooperation of cross border Black Sea communities“ was held in Balchik during the period 06-08.06.2018 (37 participants).

-  The joint web platform was elaborated and is permanently updated

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