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.
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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 2014-2021 (in force as of 10 December 2016) (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 2014-2021 (in force as of 10 December 2016) (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
Making the police more knowledgeable about the Roma communities they are working in, is helping Bulgarian police officers treat the Roma differently and better enable them to deal with their problems.
In the centre of Sofia in Bulgaria, ancient ruins are being uncovered by a team of archaeologists. Through exhibition kiosks and quizzes on the digging sites, the goal is to make the inhabitants of Sofia curious about their history.
The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Bulgaria 2014-2021 (the ‘Active Citizens Fund’). This is the invitation to bid.
Events in Bulgaria
City / Venue: Sofia / Sofia Hotel Balkan
Organiser: Amalipe Center in cooperation with the “Central Coordination Unit” Directorate, Council of Ministers
City / Venue: Sofia / venue tbc
Organiser: Open Society Institute