53 calls for proposals in the amount of approximately 1,150 billion BGN will be announced next year under the programs cofinanced by the European Structural and Investment Funds. This was clarified at a meeting of the Council for Coordination of the Management of EU Funds at the Council of Ministers, which adopted the indicative annual work programs for 2019.
Currently 408 calls for project proposals amounting to 17,996 billion BGN have been announced under the programs, while more than 14,5 billion BGN or more than 62,5% of the total budget have been contracted. Beneficiaries have received more than 25.3% of the budget of all programs or nearly 6 billion BGN.
Next year will be particularly important, because in parallell to the implementation of the current programming period, we will start preparing for the next one. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev in the framework of a meeting of the Council chaired by him. According to Donchev, to maximize the efficiency of European funds it is of utmost importance to ensure maximum synergy both between the different programs and the procedures foreseen for them.
The indicative annual work programs of the Managing Authorities are uploaded on the public section of the EU Information Management and Surveillance System http://2020.eufunds.bg/ and can be downloaded from https://eumis2020.government.bg/bg/s/Home/PublicManualDownload/08c97b34-3d26-47af-a8e3-1cb62da68be3.