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The Operational Unit and The Strategy Board of the INTERREG VI-A IPA Bulgaria-North Macedonia Programme 2021-2027 announce the launch of the Targeted Call for development and submission of Full Project Proposals (FPP) under the Territorial Strategy of the Programme.

The Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of the Republic of Bulgaria (Managing Authority) together with the Ministry of Local Self-Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (National Authority) of the Interreg (VI-A) IPA Bulgaria - North Macedonia 2021-2027 Programme launched for public discussion a Guidelines for applicants package under Priority 1 "Greener Border Region" in the framework of Policy Objective 2 " A greener, low-carbon transitioning towards a net zero carbon economy and resilient Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment

We need to set up the main political and economic parameters of Europe 2030. It is our responsibility to have an open debate focused on how to outrun our global competitors and to promote EU as a global player instead of just filling in the “budgetary gaps" coming from the new challenges. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev in front of the members of the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

The efforts to achieve convergence between the European regions must continue. We need a clear European perspective for the Western Balkans. This was a statement by the Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev in the European Parliament’s REGI Committee, where he presented the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency and the vision for the debate on the future of Cohesion Policy.

As Bulgaria gets ready to take over the EU presidency in January 2018, Tomislav Donchev,Deputy Prime Minister for EU Funds and Economic Policies, adds his views to the current debate on Cohesion Policy post-2020 and the importance of European solidarity. 

How important have the EU Cohesion Funds been for Bulgarian citizens since Bulgaria's accession to the EU 10 years ago? Could you highlight a few projects in particular?


6400 students competed in the Green Campaign Green Initiative on a national scale. Participants from more than 25 schools responded to nature conservation issues and won prizes provided by the Environment OP.

The online platform has registered 5000 participants this year and abroad. 1400 students from Kyustendil, Haskovo, Blagoevgrad and Pleven competed in eco quizzes and answered questions about the conservation of nature.