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 2014-2021
|Business Development, Innovation and SMEs||Innovation Norway*||28.5|
|Social Dialogue - Decent Work||Innovation Norway*||0.95|
|Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups||Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities||35.0|
|Environment Protection and Climate Change||Norwegian Environment Agency||13.0|
|Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Security||Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate National Energy Authority of Iceland||28.0|
|Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange||Arts Council Norway||10.0|
|Judicial Reforms and Correctional Services||Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Services International Partner Organisation: Council of Europe||30.0|
|Police Cooperation and Migration||Norwegian Directorate of Immigration||21.5|
|Bilateral fund- funding for developing bilateral cooperation and activities of bilateral interest with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway||4.2|
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)||3.6||2.2|
|Unemployment rate (%)*||7.7||8.5|
|Youth unemployment rate (%)||21.6||20.3|
|Public debt (% of GDP)||26.0||85.0|
|Gender pay gap (%)||15.4||16.3|
|At-risk-of-poverty rate (%)||41.3||23.7|
|Human development index||28 (EU-28 ranking)|
|Corruption perception index||28 (EU-28 ranking)|
Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2015 except where * indicates 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
Almost 14 million young people in Europe are not in employment, education or training. The EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment supports the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach among them and aim to help them into the labour market.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have announced a new fund that supports regional cross-border and transnational projects proposing shared solutions to Europe’s common challenges. Funding is available within all priority sectors of the EEA and Norway Grants.
The Grants are cooperating with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) to promote human rights in Europe. A new agreement paves the way for involvement of FRA in our programmes linked to Roma inclusion and empowerment.