Key facts

Programme Operator:
Ministry of Justice - Bulgaria
Programme ID:
Programme Donors
Date of approval:
Total amount:
Norway Grants fund:
€ 33,170,500

Currently available funding

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Programme Summary


Strengthened rule of law

Programme summary

Programme Concerns

A maximum level of funding available from the total eligible expenditure of the programme for infrastructure (hard measures) shall be identified in the concept note.

In developing the concept note and during the implementation of the programme, the Programme Operator shall seek to ensure synergies with the programme ''Home Affairs'' in order to strengthen the justice chain, inter alia, regarding access to justice, good governance, gender based violence and trafficking in human beings.

Interaction and cooperation with relevant civil society organisations shall be encouraged.

Special concern shall be given to domestic and gender-based violence (improving legislation and training).

Special concern shall be given to the implementation of Human Rights standards - to strive towards a European judicial culture as well as to the child friendly justice.

Synergies between the programme areas within this programme shall be ensured to strengthen the justice chain, inter alia regarding the use of alternative sanctions to imprisonment.

The Norwegian Courts Administration (DA) shall be actively involved in the preparation and may also be involved in the implementation of the programme, especially related to bilateral activities.

The programme shall include measures to increase the use of alternative sanctions to imprisonment.

This 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.

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.

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