Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Ukraine

Deadline: 28 June 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria through the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Kiev has announced a procedure for accepting and selecting proposals for projects to be implemented with a grant within the framework of the Official Development Assistance of the Republic of Bulgaria, with an initial deadline for launching in 2020.

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Priority Areas and Directions for Implementing Projects on the Territory of Ukraine:

  • Supporting the educational institutions, including by improving the quality of education of children with disabilities and special needs.
  • Preserving cultural diversity by promoting intercultural dialogue, cultural exchange and reconstruction of cultural centers.
  • Promoting entrepreneurship by enhancing the capacity of the public and local institutions supporting the small and medium-sized business development.
  • Promoting media freedom and pluralism.

Objectives and Scope of the Projects

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  • Setting up new and supporting existing specialized educational centers: laboratories, language cabinets, gyms etc.
  • Contributing to the libraries of educational institutions.
  • Modernizing the infrastructure of educational institutions in terms of improving accessibility for people with special needs.
  • Organizing training courses for teachers.
  • Introducing latest technologies to the classrooms to improve the quality of the educational process.
  • Organizing art events: festivals (movies, theater, opera, dances, folklore, music etc.), art exhibitions, concerts etc.
  • Maintaining and repairing cultural landmarks state or municipal property – theaters, galleries, monuments etc.
  • Supporting and promoting movies and documentaries related to the cultural diversity in Ukraine.
  • Establishing specialized consultative bodies within the public and local administration for providing assistance to the small and medium-sized business representatives.
  • Organizing training courses for public and local administration representatives dealing with the small and medium-sized business.
  • Creating electronic portals providing information and administrative services for the small and medium-sized business.
  • Supporting journalistic platforms and projects oriented towards objectivity and truthfulness of information.

Target Groups

  • Students, including special needs persons.
  • School and university teachers and administrative staff.
  • Moviegoers, admirers of performing arts.
  • Entrepreneurs.
  • Government and local administration representatives.
  • Minorities members.
  • Freelance journalists.
  • Freelance political analyzers and experts.


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  • Affirmation of Bulgaria’s reputation and prestige.
  • Enhancing the quality of education and implementing new educational technologies.
  • Modernizing existing cultural spaces.
  • Founding independent media projects.
  • Organizing cultural events and introducing them to the cultural calendar of Ukraine.
  • Enhancing the social and economic development and the good governance leading to sustainable development, reducing poverty and welfare.
  • Promoting the institutional interaction at central, regional and local levels.

Eligible Project Budget

  • Minimal amount of the project is 5 000 BGN.
  • Recommended maximum amount of the project is:
    • For projects with main purpose to deliver goods and /or services – up to 70 000 BGN;
    • For projects with main purpose to carry out repairs and /or construction activities – up to 270 000 BGN.

Implementation Deadlines and Duration of the Projects

  • Project proposals must contain an indicative start date for the implementation of the project after March 1, 2020 and no later than November 30, 2020.
  • Projects must be completed no later than December 31, 2022 (the third year of the Bulgarian three-year budget forecast).

Eligible Candidates

  • Primary and secondary budget spenders – legal entities of Ukraine.
  • International and local non-governmental organizations.
  • Municipalities and their associations.
  • Educational institutions (libraries included), health and social institutions.
  • International humanitarian organizations;
  • Others (cultural institutions, theaters, libraries, galleries).

No natural or legal person can apply for whom there are circumstances under Art. 23, para. 3-8 of Decree No. 234 of the Council of Ministers of 01.08.2011 on the policy of the Republic of Bulgaria on participation in international development cooperation.

How to Apply

All projects should be submitted via e-mail at the address given on the website.

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