MORE THAN 600 000 EUR ARE ALLOCATED FOR ENCOURAGING THE BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN BULGARIA AND NORWAY, ICELAND AND LICHTENSTEIN
On 10 April 2013 the Work Plan for the Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level under the EEA FM and NFM 2009-2014 was approved by the donors. The objective of the Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level (FBRNL) is to promote and strengthen bilateral relations between Bulgaria and donor states in the priority areas where a common interest exists to share knowledge, expertise, good practices and achieve shared results. The budget available under the FBRNL is 633 000 EUR, as per the Agreement for the financing of the Technical Assistance and Fund for Bilateral Relations at National Level, signed between the National Focal Point and the Donor States.
The following priorities have been identified for support under the FBRNL:
Knowledge exchange in combating drugs and organized crime, children and youth at risk (Priority 1);
Promotion of European values and in particular history teaching in multicultural society (Priority 2);
Predefined initiatives in the area of Nuclear Energy Decommissioning;
Predefined activities that promote research partnerships, encourage regional activities on topics of bilateral importance and strengthen cooperation with intergovernmental organizations;
Travel Support for participation in seminars, workshops, etc., within all programme areas under the EEA FM and NFM 2009-2014.
The grant schemes under priorities 1 and 2 will be operated through Open Calls. The Calls for Proposals will be announced in the second half of 2013.