The Eastern Links program attempts to establish linkages between groups from Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic states with their Black Sea counterparts to share expertise, experience, and information that are essential in promoting the political, social, and economic development necessary for long-term stability in the region.
Eastern Links projects can be initiated by potential beneficiaries from any country in the region.
Eastern Links projects can also be initiated by organizations from Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.
Eastern Links projects may focus on the following areas:
- Creation of linkages between new EU member states and the countries of the Black Sea region
- Expansion of expertise and resources available to the countries of the Black Sea region in good governance
- Facilitation of mechanisms that allow for information exchange
- Linking of existing knowledge and expertise in economic reform
All inquiries and project proposals should be sent to BlackSeaTrust@gmfus.org. BST accepts proposals on a rolling basis for this program. BST does not fund Bulgaria-Romania projects.
Only project proposals using BST application forms (narrative and budget) will be taken into consideration. To download the forms, please go to Application Forms.