Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the EU have signed the agreements on the EEA and Norway Grants for the period 2014-2021. Click here to find out more.
Key areas of support
- Strengthening the justice sector through reforms
- Combating organised crime, including trafficking
- Improving the situation for vulnerable groups, including children, youth and Roma
- Protecting biodiversity and improving the monitoring of marine and inland waters
- Promoting green industry innovation
|Total allocation:||€41.5 M|
|EEA Grants:||€21.5 M|
|Norway Grants:||€20 M|
|Total allocation:||€126.6 M|
|EEA Grants:||€78.6 M|
|Norway Grants:||€48 M|
|Total allocation:||€210.1 M|
|EEA Grants:||€115 M|
|Norway Grants:||€95.1 M|
Key results in Bulgaria
Supporting social inclusion and education
Pre-school staff trained in teaching Roma children and children from deprived families
Click on the infographics to see more results from Bulgaria.
Programme overviewClick on the programme names below for key facts and information about each programme, calls for proposals, partnerships, projects and news. For details on the application process and eligibility, consult the programme operator websites accessible via the below pages. Show all programmes
Click on the programme names below for key facts and information about each programme, calls for proposals, projects and news. For details on the application process and eligibility, consult the programme operator websites accessible via the below pages.
Distribution of funding 2009-14Download
|GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100)||47||100|
|Economic growth (% change on previous year)||1.5||1.4|
|Unemployment rate (%)*||8.8||9.1|
|Youth unemployment rate (%)*||20.7||20.0|
|Public debt (% of GDP)||27||86.8|
|Gender pay gap (%)||13.4||16.1|
|At-risk-of-poverty rate (%)||40.1||24.4|
|Human development index (2014)||28 (EU-28 ranking)|
|Corruption perception index (2014)||25 (EU-28 ranking)|
Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2014 except where * indicates 2015. Last updated in June 2016.
Calls for proposals
|23.12.16||Domestic and Gender-based Violence|
|23.12.16||Schengen Cooperation and Combating Cross-border and Organised Crime, including Trafficking and Itinerant Criminal Groups|
ProjectsSee all projects in Bulgaria
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Results from the previous funding period
Are you interested in funding and partnership opportunities in Bulgaria? Project partnerships between entities in Bulgaria and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are encouraged.
DocumentsBulgaria factsheet (PDF) MoU EEA Grants 09-14 (In force as of 30 June 2011, amended 17 January 2014, 27 October 2014 and 8 March 2016) (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 09-14 (In force as of 18 June 2011, amended 17 January 2014, 27 October 2014 and 8 March 2016) (PDF) MoU EEA Grants 04-09 (signed 30 October 2007) (PDF)
Project stories, news and features
The number of complaints against Bulgaria before the European Court of Human Rights has been significantly reduced. According to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice, this is a result of sending Bulgarian judges and experts for a placement at the Court.
With support from Norway, the Bulgarian furniture producer Valiyan has invested in new machinery contributing to increased production capacity, creation of jobs as well as reduction of energy consumption, waste and emissions.
Two regional legal aid centres and a national telephone hotline offering legal advice to people in difficult situations are established as new services in Bulgaria. These services have been so successful that they will now be continued and expanded.