Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on 9 December 2016 signed new Memoranda of Understanding with Bulgaria on a number of new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Click here to find out more.
Areas of support
- Business Development, Innovation and SMEs
- Social Dialogue – Decent Work
- Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups
- Environment Protection and Climate Changes
- Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Security
- Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange
- Civil Society
- Judicial Reforms and Correctional Services
- Police Cooperation and Migration
|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
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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.
Programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014
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
Improving the employment prospects of socially excluded young people is the aim of most of the project ideas that are now further developed under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.
More than 300 project ideas on how to get young people into the labour market were submitted by the deadline for applications to the new EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.
Many inmates enter Bulgaria’s only women prison with severe health problems. As a result of a reconstruction process, they can now get the health care they need behind prison walls.