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  • 1. DISTRICT INFORMATION POINT RUSE WITHOUT BORDERS: COMPONENT 1 – PHASE 2 Project “District Information Point Ruse” No. BG161РО002-3.3.02-0004 –C0001,funded by Technical Assistance Operational Program, co-financed by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund.
  • 2. SCHEMEWHO: Employers, socio-economic partners, NGOs,administrations, etc.WHAT: Case studies on the experience of EU and non-EU countries, study visits, peer reviews, staff exchangeHOW MUCH: Total grant amount: BGN 26,692,794 Minimum individual grant amount: BGN 50,000 Maximum individual grant amount: BGN 300,000 лаWHERE: NationwideWHEN: by 25 October 2012
  • 3. OBJECTIVE To build a platform for exchange of ideas and plans on the best ways to use the ESF assistance in the following policy fields: employment education training and lifelong learning social inclusion administrative capacity good project management
  • 4. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTSAND PARTNERS  Employers (micro, small, medium and large enterprises)  Socio-economic partners  NGOs  Municipalities  Educational, training and research institutions and organizations  Industry and sector organizations 4
  • 5. PARTNERSHIPS MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: participation with (a) partner(s) form another EU member state active in areas of activity similar to those of the applicant and/or partners from Bulgaria. APPLICANTS MAY participate in partnership with Bulgarian organizations. Partnerships NEED NOT be registered in court. Applicants can seek partner(s) from other EU member states at: Applicants can register at: 5
  • 6. PARTNERSHIPSIMPORTANT:Partners shall be involved in project implementation and theirresulting costs shall be eligible in the same extent as costs incurred bythe applicant.ELIGIBILITY CONDITION:Partners should be involved in ensuring the sustainability of activitiesand/or funding after the project completion.ASSOCIATED PARTNERS:Sign only partnership agreements, no need to submit any otherdocuments and are not subject to assessment. 6
  • 7. ASSOCIATED PARTNERS Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (exclusive of the European Funds and International Programs and Projects Directorate) Ministry of Education, Youth and Science Ministry of Health Ministry of Physical Education and Sports Secondary budget spending units at the above ministries National Social Insurance Institute 7
  • 8. ACTIVITIESMANDATORY:Dissemination and exchange of information and experience, includingpublications, events, networking, twinningJoint or coordinated development, testing and validation of innovativemodels, practices, services, products and support systems from othercountries
  • 9. ACTIVITIES OPTIONAL: Monitoring, research and studies of the experience of other EU or non-EU countries, including through study visits, peer reviews and staff exchange Exchange program and project managers and staff, trainers, trainees, representatives of stakeholders and on-site exchange of experience 9
  • 10. TARGET GROUPS  Employees of the MLSP, MEYS, MH and secondary budget spending units thereof  Employees of the Ministry of Physical Education and Sports  Socio-economic partners  NGOs  Municipalities  Social enterprises  Community centers  Educational and training institutions  Research institutions  Industry and sector organizations  Micro, small, medium and large enterprises
  • 11. HIGHLIGHTS No co-financing is required from applicants. Where the applicant and/or his partners participate with their own financial contribution in the project, it should be included in the project budget plan. For this particular grant scheme, applicable shall be the rules for the de minimis aid within the meaning of Commission Regulation (EC) 1998/2006 from 15 December 2006.
  • 12. HIGHLIGHTS Contractor selection procedures shall be held by the applicant, whether or not activities associated with the procedure are performed by the applicant or partner(s). Each project proposal shall contain in all cases an element of innovation. 12
  • 13. DEADLINESRECEIPT OF PROJECT PROPOSALS: by 25 October 2012FURTHER INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS: by 4 October 2012to the e-mail of the Contracting Authority:bezgranici-1@mlsp.government.bgor by fax (02/986-78-02)ANSWERS:Within 5 working days from receipt but not laterthan 11 days prior to proposal receipt deadline
  • 14. APPLICATION HARD COPIES: MLSP, European Funds, International Programs and Projects Directorate 2 Triaditsa Street, 1051 Sofia ELECTRONIC APPLICATION: Through the e-service module of the EU Structural Funds Management Information System
  • 15. CONTACTS THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! District Information Point Ruse Profitable House, 4 Svoboda Sq. phone: 082 506 899 е-mail: