The procedure for submission of projects under the European Economic area financial mechanism has started
The ministry of finance has started the procedure of submission of projects under the European Economic Area /EEA/ Financial Mechanism. The deadline for projects proposal submission is 24 April, 2008.
The financial contribution in the frames of the Financial mechanism shall allocated in the form of grants for individual projects that meet the eligibility criteria. The overall amount of the contribution in the frames of this call for submission of projects is 17 151 871 Euros. The minimal amount of grant to fund individual projects shall be 250 000 Euros.
The focus areas, under which project proposals would be financed, are:
- environmental protection, including human environment, through reduction of pollution and promotion of renewable energy resources;
-human resources development by promotion of education and training;
- local administration and public services capacity strengthening or their institutions and the democratic processes supporting them;
- healthcare and childcare;
- European cultural heritage preservation.
The Beneficiaries may be public administration entities as well as other public administration institutions, NGOs and/or private organizations, that have legal registration in the Republic of Bulgaria and are working for the sake of the public interest, like central, regional or local bodies, educational/scientific institutions, ecological organizations, voluntary and public organizations and public-private partnerships
The Financial mechanism management structure is based on the existing scheme of management of PHARE. The National Focal Point is function is performed by the Ministry of Finance, Management of EU Funds Directorate.