Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation

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Ministry of Culture - Bulgaria
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Programme Summary


Social and economic development strengthened through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management

Programme summary

Programme Concerns

No more than 60 % of the total eligible expenditure of the programme shall be available for infrastructure (hard measures).

The involvement of minority groups in cultural projects and their access to culture, and the addressing of the needs of minority groups, such as Roma, inter alia through measures in education shall be explored in the concept note phase.

The programme shall contribute to the improvement of the situation for the Roma population and shall contribute towards the target set in section 2 ‘Specific concerns’ of this Annex.

The programme shall focus on the role that culture and cultural heritage play in local and regional development with emphasis on employment, social inclusion and cultural entrepreneurship.

The programme shall support projects that relate to the documentation of the cultural history of social, ethnic and cultural minorities and groups.

Bilateral Ambitions

€100,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.

Information on the projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants is provided by the Programme and Fund Operators in the Beneficiary States, who are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of this information.