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Funding oportunities :: In Bulgaria

Funding opportunities for supporting nature and biodiversity conservation activities in Bulgaria are provided by a wide range of organizations and institutions both in Bulgaria and at international level. European Union Funds, Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water Funds, as well as some international organizations such as United Nations programmes and Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe are among the above-mentioned options. Detailed description of these opportunities which includes contact information and web-site addresses is presented in this part of Bulgarian CHM Portal.


The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) was established in 1990 by the United States, the European Commission and Hungary. It is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit organization with a mission to assist in solving environmental problems in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The Center fulfills its mission through encouraging cooperation among non-governmental organizations, governments and businesses, supporting the free exchange of information and promoting public participation in environmental decision-making.

The REC has its head office in Szentendre, Hungary and Country Offices in each of its 15 beneficiary CEE countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the State Union Serbia and Montenegro.


SzentendreAdy Endre út 9-11 Hungary

Tel: (36-26) 504-000

Fax: (36-26) 311-294

e-mail: info@rec.orgREC Country Office Bulgaria

Mailing address:1000, Tzar Simeon 42, Ap.2, borishte District, Sofia,

BulgariaTel: +359 2 983 4817

Fax: +359 2 983 5217

E-mail: rec-bulgaria@rec.org

REC Grants Programme


Although the only EU financial instrument with nature conservation as one of the two main objectives is LIFE Programme many other instruments can be used for nature conservation. These include the three pre-accession instruments financed by the European Union to assist the applicant countries of Central Europe in their preparations for joining the European Union - the redesigned PHARE, SAPARD and ISPAOther opportunities are offered by INTERREG and LEADER Community Initiatives, LEONARDO DA VINCI, SOCRATES and TEMPUS Educational instruments, YOUTH Programme and SIXTH RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME.

Web sites with additional information:

The European Union On-lineThe Delegation of the European Commission to Bulgaria CORDIS – Community Research and Development Information Service European Funding Guide Enlargement Address Book 

 Read more in articles: European Union Programmes and Initiatives- description, contact information, web-addresses

Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area
Operational Programme Environment 2014 - 2020
EU Structuaral Funds


EU Structural Funds

Single Information Web Portal


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