Fund for Bilateral Relations Travel Support Scheme (Bulgaria) [EEA Grants 2014-2021]

This scheme provides opportunities for networking, exchange and transfer of knowledge, experience and best practices and to promote cooperation between Bulgarian entities and entities in the Donor States and/or international organizations. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until exhaustion of funds.

It offers small scale financial support on an ongoing basis for participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. events with clear bilateral dimension within all programme areas under the EEA FM and NFM 2014 – 2021, based on applications submitted by the eligible beneficiaries.

Open to: (1) National Focal Point, Certifying Authority and Audit Authority for EEA FM and NFM 2014 – 2021; (2) Ministries and other state institutions in charge of implementing national policies in the programme areas under the EEA FM and NFM 2014 – 2021 listed below; (3) Universities and Scientific organizations; (4) Local and regional authorities; (5) Public Donor state entities and international organizations working in the field of programme areas under the EEA FM and NFM 2014 – 2021.

Grants Range: up to EUR 5000 per entity for participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. The grant will be provided as reimbursement of incurred and verified actual costs, supported by relevant supporting documents.

EEA FM and NFM 2014 – 2021 Programme Areas

  • Business Development, Innovation and SMEs;
  • Research;
  • Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship;
  • Work-life Balance;
  • European Public Health Challenges;
  • Roma Inclusion and Empowerment;
  • Children and Youth at Risk;
  • Youth Participation in the Labour Market;
  • Local Development and Poverty Reduction;
  • Environment and Ecosystems;
  • Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security;
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation;
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Cooperation;
  • Civil Society;
  • Good Governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency;
  • Human Rights – National Implementation;
  • Asylum and Migration;
  • Correctional Services and Pre-trial Detention;
  • International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime;
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency of the Judicial System, Strengthening Rule of Law;
  • Domestic and Gender-based Violence;
  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness