August 11, 2020

The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation


bst The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (BTS) is a program of the German Marshall Fund that promotes regional cooperation and good governance in the wider Black Sea region. Its goals are to support: trust in public institutions, citizen participation in the democratic process, stronger links between state and society and the development of regional and cross-border ties.

BTS will continue to fund both regional and in-country projects in the nine countries from the wider Black Sea region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and Russia, focusing on four programmatic areas:

The eligible structures for BST funds are: NGOs, think tanks, local and regional governments, educational institutions, media organizations. Individuals and political parties are not eligible.

The projects are financed for duration of 12 months, with grants between $16,000 – $19,000. An exception is represented by confidence building projects which are financed for 10 months, up to $35,000 (25,000 EUR). For Romania and Bulgaria, only the cross-border initiatives, eastern links and confidence building projects are eligible.

How to apply: