The eligible area of the Romania-Ukraine Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 consists of one main area and two social, major economic and cultural centers: Bucharest (RO) and Kiev.
The main area of Romania-Ukraine Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 covers:
- Romania – 5 counties: Suceava, Botosani, Satu-Mare, Maramures, Tulcea;
- Ukraine – 4 districts: Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odessa, Chernivtsi.
The programme decided to make use of the art. 8 (3) of the Regulation no 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the council establishing a European Neighbourhood Instrument provisions, and included two major social, economic and cultural centres Bucharest (RO) and Kiev (UA) in the programme area. Considering that large infrastructure projects proposed for selection without a call for proposals have specific characteristics that require a particular type of body based on its technical competence, high degree of specialisation or administrative power and also taking into account that most of the relevant institutions are located in the Capitals of the participant countries, it was identified the need to include in the programme area, these two cities as major social, economic and cultural centres.
The total length of the border of the eligible area is of 649.4 km. The border is varied in terms of type: land – 273.8 km, river – 343.9 km, sea – 31.7 km. Furthermore, the Southern part of the Romanian-Ukrainian border divides the shared biosphere of the Danube Delta.