The first calls for project proposals launched within the Interreg NEXT Romania-Ukraine Programme closed on January 31, 2024. 120 projects were submitted, targeting the fields of education, health, as well as investment in climate change prevention, biodiversity and border management. The non-refundable value of the submitted projects is 87 million Euro.
Launched in August 2023, the call for proposals for regular projects (projects that include an investment component of at least 500,000 euro) has an allocation of 12.6 million Euro and will finance investments in health and education. Within this call, 49 projects were submitted, with a non-refundable value of 60 million Euro.
The call for proposals for small scale projects was launched in September 2023, with a budget of 14.5 million Euro to finance activities designed to prevent and fight climate change, protect biodiversity, health, education and border management. All 71 submitted projects total 27 million Euro, non-refundable funds.
The projects were submitted by public authorities active in the fields stated above, NGOs or professional associations. Each project must have at least one partner from each participating state, with the participation of a maximum of 4 partners per project being allowed.
In the following period, the projects will be subject to the evaluation and selection procedure, and those that best meet the requirements of the Applicant's Guidelines and that consistently contribute to the development of the communities in the border area, will be contracted.