Increase trading and modernization of the beekeeping and connected sectors in the Black Sea Basin

The project aims to develop and modernize apicultural businesses and also promote and develop trade and partnership in the Black Sea Basin.

The project focuses on the progressive and active promotion and monitoring of the partnership network of target sub-groups of beekeepers in the Black Sea Basin (Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova) with a role in identifying and implementing tools to increase their chances of significant acceleration in improving the conditions of production, increasing the quality of bee products and ensuring marketing to create safe cross-border trade opportunities and business development with input in modernizing the beekeeping sector and related sectors.

The project’s specific objectives are:

  1. Creating and developing a common framework for the establishment and operation of the Black Sea Basin Bee Products Network with a role in promoting and monitoring it for increasing cross-border trade opportunities and modernizing the beekeeping sector and related activities.
  2. Stimulate the growth of the competitiveness and viability of the beekeeping sector and related activities through the implementation of actions at the Black Sea Business Network to improve the skills and knowledge of apiculture producers as well as their economic performance and market access.
  3. Ensuring the visibility of beekeepers, the potential of the Black Sea Basin area and public awareness of the properties of apicultural products on health and increasing food safety by organizing events of an economic, cultural, educational, political nature, etc.

The project will have clear multiplier effects, translated into a practical plan through medium and long term, direct and implicit results that will ensure the continuation, recovery and mainstreaming of project results after its completion.

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Budget in Euro
Overall: 758,303.00
ENI Contribution: 697,638.76

Project BSB 136 ITM BEE-BSB
Funded by Black Sea Basin Programme

Common borders. Common solutions.

Project Partners

The consortium implementing the ITM BEE-BSB project includes the following partners:

Galati Tehnopol Association (Romania) / Lead Partner
Tehnopol Galati Association is a structure founded by the Local Council, County Council, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lower Danube University and Software Producers Association as a tool for local economic development and regional promotion.

Varna Economic Development Agency (Bulgaria)
Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental association, registered to operate in public benefit. It is located on the territory of Varna District in Bulgaria, East Europe.The agency was established in 1997 under the joint program of Varna Municipality and USAID to assist the advancement of regional economic development. Since 1998 VEDA is a member of the network of the Bulgarian Association of Regional Development Agencies and Business Centers (BARDA).

Eastern Black Sea Development Agency (Turkey)
Eastern Black Sea Development Agency (DOKA) aims to develop cooperation among public, private and civil society, ensure efficient and proactive usage of resources, activate local potential and fasten regional development in line with national plan principles and policies, ensure sustainability, decrease inter regional and within region development gaps.

Cahul Business Centre (Moldova)
The Cahul Business Centre is a public, nonprofit and non-governmental organization that is of public use. The organization cooperates with similar organizations from the country and abroad, local authorities, enterprises, research centers, universities and others that influence the process of regional development.

Mykolaiv Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ukraine)
The Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Nikolaev Region is a non-state, self-governing non-profit organization, the largest regional association of entrepreneurs.

The key mission of the Chamber is to unite efforts of the regional organizations and businesses for the systematic development and improvement of the economic processes in the Mykolaiv region, its integration to the world economic system, and also creation of unique system of services needed by the businesses for sustainable functioning.

Latest Project News

ITM BEE-BSB launching conference at Trabzon
27 June 2019

  Last week a launching conference of the ITM BEE-BSB project was held in the office of Eastern Black Sea Development Agency (DOKA) in Trabzon, Turkey. The event had a lot of participants, including representatives of the local bee keepers and stakeholders, bee keeping research institutes, ... Read
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ITM BEE-BSB Launching Conference in Varna
26 June 2019

  The Agency organized a launching conference last week in Varna, for the ITM BEE-BSB project – “Increase trading and modernization of the beekeeping and connected sectors in the Black Sea Basin”. The conference was hosted by the City Region Odessos, Varna Municipality. Participants in the ... Read
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ITM BEE-BSB Launching Conference in Kahul
12 June 2019

  The Launching Conference for the BSB project „Increase trading and modernization of the beekeeping and connected sectors in the Black Sea Basin” was held in Cahul, Moldova on 11 June, 2019. The conference was organized by the project partner from Republic of Moldova – Cahul ... Read
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