Completed projects

1.Project : „Repairs of Kindergarten „Kosmonavt”

Financing program/institution: „Beautiful Bulgaria”, Measure 02 „Improvement of social infrastructure”

Total value of the project: 299 446, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: Current repairs of Kindergarten „Kosmonavt”.

Duration: /27.04.2012 – 21.12.2012/


 2. Project:  „Reconstruction of Ancient Theatre”

Financing program/institution: „Beautiful Bulgaria”, Measure 01 „Improvement of urban environment”

Total value of the project: 222 222, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: Current reconstructions of Ancient Theatre.

Duration: /04.04.2012 – 12.12.2012/


 3. Project:   „Correction and Establishment of Retaining Walls on the Maritsa River”
Financing program/institution: OP „Regional development“, scheme providing grants BG161РО001/1.4-06/2010, „Support for small-scale measures to prevent flooding in urban agglomerations”

Total value of the project: 1 365 931, 73 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life and appropriate environmental conditions through prevention of flood risks as well as to improve the physical environment of life in Plovdiv.

Duration: /03.06.2011 – 03.06.2013/


  4. Project:  „Improvement of Human Resource Management in the Field of Education in the Municipal administration Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: OP „Administrative Capacity”, Priority axis II „Human resources Management”, Sub-priority 2.1 „Modern human resources management in public administration”, Budget line BG051PO002/10/2.1-04

Total value of the project: 145 707, 70 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is the improvement of the human resource management in the municipal administration of Plovdiv. The idea is to achieve greater efficiency in its work and increase the adaptability in crisis situations when working with children. Target groups: Employees from Directorate „Education and Science” and Directors of municipal kindergartens.

Duration: /13.07.2011 – 13.09.2013/


 5. Project: „Crisis Center for Women Victims of Domestic Violence, Trafficking and Forced Prostitution”

Partners: Bulgarian Red Cross

Financing program/institution: OP „Human Resources Development“

Total value of the project: 131 820, 39 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to provide shelter and protection for women and their children who have suffered physical and emotional abuse. The center provides urgent 24-hour telephone crisis line, consultations with social workers and psychologists. Furthermore, there are serviced linked to assistance to victims with medical care, reference to the competent authorities, vocational rehabilitation and others. The crisis center will contribute for the overcoming of the consequences, resulting from domestic violence, trafficking and forced prostitution and will give women the opportunity to achieve their full potential in life by providing 24-hour emergency assistance.

Duration: /01.03.2011 – 30.04.2012/


 6. Project: „You Decide – We Help“

(Plovdiv Municipality is the leading organization in the project with partner NGO „Philippopolis Stadium“)

Financing program/institution: Center for Educational Integration of Children and Students from Ethnic Minorities (CEICSEM)

Total value of the project: 34 685, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to raise the awareness and the participation of children from ethnic minorities in the field of education. The target group of the project is students aged 14-16 years (7-8 grades).

Duration: /10.2011 – 07.2012/


 7. Project: Our Strategy´20

(Plovdiv Municipality is partner with leading partner municipality Atarfe, Spain and partners from Poland, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Romania, and United Kingdom)

Financing program/institution: Program „Europe for Citizens“

Total value of the project: 51 965, 09 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The actions are aimed at ethnic minorities in rural areas, to encourage debate and reflection on the existing policies in Europe, in particular to strategy for 2020, to bring them closer to the goals and guidelines, strengthening of active citizenship in their community.Through this project, ethnic minorities are invited to express their voice, to propose initiatives and recommendations for this newly approved strategy and to identify the gaps and needs related to European Union .

Duration: /01.07.2012 – 31.12.2012/


 8.Project: Thematic Network „Sustainable markets in cities”

(Plovdiv Municipality is partner in the project  with leading organization city of Barcelona)

Financing program/institution: Program URBACT

Total value of the project: 9 750, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to create more sustainable cities through markets, develop an action plan for urban markets in connection with the improvement of living conditions in local communities and stimulate economic growth and job creation.

Duration: May – October 2012


 9.Project: „SORCER” („Stimulation of obtaining results in municipalities concerning energy efficiency and renewable energy sources”).

Total value of the project: 34 227, 03 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to create a model for building energy-efficient homes with maximum use of renewable energy of two cities-Hillerod, Denmark and Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Duration: 01.05.2007 – 31.10.2013


 10.Project: „Integrated Urban Development Plan of the city of Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: OP „Regional Development“, Priority axis 1 „Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development” – “Support integrated plans for urban regeneration and development”

Total value of the project: 849 891, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to determine zones of influence within the city of Plovdiv, aimed at continuous improvement of the economic, physical, social and environmental situation of the urban area and the city as a whole; Development of Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP) for the relevant areas to support the implementation of long-term vision for the city through the realization of projects in urban areas and/or subsystems in unsatisfactory condition, negative trends in the development and/or unrealized potential in attracting and coordinated management of heterogeneous investments .

Duration: /23.06.2011 –23.12.2013/


 11.Project: Implementation of energy efficiency measures for 28 Public Buildings in Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Fund „Kozloduy”

Total value of the project: 9 094 609, 50 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is the implementation of energy saving measures of 28 municipal buildings-kindergartens, nurseries and schools. Measures include– replacement of windows, thermal insulation of exterior walls, thermal insulation of roofs, replacement of internal heating systems, installation of solar systems for hot water for domestic use in kindergartens and nurseries, gasification boiler installations in 5 buildings so far use diesel for heating

Duration: Ending in December, 2013


 12.Project: „Repairs of House „Klianty“ in Old Town“ 

Financing program/institution: Project „Beautiful Bulgaria”

Total value of the project: 299 506, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The project aims repairs carried out on the House “Klianty” in Old Town.

Duration: 11.03.2013 – 16.12.2013


 13.Project: „Repairs of the House of Crafts in Old Town “ 

Financing program/institution: Project „Beautiful Bulgaria”

Total value of the project: 240 346, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The project aims repairs carried out on the House of Crafts in Old Town.

Duration: 18.03.2014 – 8.12.2014


 14.Project: „Social infrastructure in the city of Plovdiv –a model for better care“

Financing program/institution: OP „Regional Development“, Priority axis 1: „Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development”, Operation 1.1: „Social infrastructure”, Scheme providing Grant Financing: „Support for deinstitutionalization of social institutions providing services for children at risk”, Budget line: BG161PO001/1.1-12/2011

Total value of the project: 3 751 180, 22 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to provide adequate and effective social infrastructure in the municipality of Plovdiv, contributing to the provision of a new residential and support services in the community to replace institutional care for children and children with disabilities

Duration: /22.08.2012 – 22.08.2014/


 15.Project: „On the roads of civilization”

Financing program/institution: OP „Regional Development“BG161PO001/3.2-02/2011 „Support for development of regional tourism product and destination marketing“, Operation 3.2. „Development of regional tourism product and destination marketing“, Priority axis 3 „Sustainable development of tourism”

Total value of the project: 470 744, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project envisages the development of two tourist packages: ViaDiagonalis over the centuries, common route, tracing the historical and cultural development of the region over the centuries and presenting the most interesting and popular tourist attractions, incorporating and leading cultural values of the other two municipalities-Asen`s Fortress, Belintash and others, Monastery tour, route of pilgrimage tourism, including the Rhodope “Holy Mountain” and churches from Plovdiv.

Duration: /13.08.2012 – 13.08.2014/


 16.Project: „Improvement of strategic planning in Plovdiv Municipality “ 

Financing program/institution: OP „Administrative capacity“, Priority axis 1 „Good governance“, Sub-priority 1.3. „Effective coordination and partnership in the development and implementation of policies“, Budget line BG051PO002/13/1.3-07

Total value of the project: 77 194, 16 BGN.

Aims and expected results:  The aim of the project is the introduction of mechanisms for monitoring and control of the implementation of newly developed and adopted local strategic documents.

Duration: 26.11.2013 – 26.08.2014


 17.Project: „Construction of modern radiotherapeutic “Complex Oncology Centre-Plovdiv Ltd”

Financing program/institution: OP „Regional development“, Priority axis 1: „Sustainable and integrated urban development”, Operation 1.1: „Social infrastructure”, Scheme providing Grant Financing: BG161PO001/1.1-11/2011 „Support for reconstruction/renovation and equipment of municipal hospitals in urban agglomerations”

Total value of the project: 10 326 029.42 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to improve and modernize health infrastructure of “Complex Oncology Centre-Plovdiv Ltd“, through commissioning of medical equipment for the application of high-tech hospital activities regarding the diagnosis and treatment of malignancies.

Duration: 31.01.2012 – 18.12.2014


 18.Project:  „Support for dignified life”

(Plovdiv Municipality  is partner with  the Social Assistance Agency)

Financing program/institution: OP „Human resources Development“, Procedure for direct grant financing: „Alternatives“, Budget line:  BG051РО001 -5.2.09

Total value of the project: 3 498 577.87 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to provide care and support for people with disabilities by employing personal assistants and to implement a new approach to the provision of services in a family environment by introducing the principle of “individual budget personal assistant” on a national scale and to break the established stereotypes about the “Personal Assistant”

Duration: 03.11.2010 –31.12.2014


 19.Project: „Development and implementation of Integrated Information System of   municipality to improve processes and services to citizens and businesses”

Financing program/institution: OP „Administrative capacity“, Priority axis III. “Quality administrative services and e-government development”, Sub-priority 3.1. “Improvement of services to citizens and businesses, including through the development of e-government”, budget line BG051PO002/08/3.1-02

Total value of the project: 846 000, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is the building of a system of effective services to citizens and businesses through process optimization and automation of administrative actions related to the servicing of citizens and businesses. Basic activities:preparation of analysis and future pattern of activities and their organizations in the management of the municipal administration and servicing of citizens and businesses; design and development of an Information System; training of the municipal administration to work with Information System; implementation of Information System; activities for information and publicity.

Duration: 12.06.2009 – 12.09.2014


 20.Project: „Assume every child“

Financing program/institution: OP „Human resources Development”

Total value of the project: 634 227, 83 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is to realize a sustainable model for deinstitutionalization of children with disabilities, placed in specialized institutions for children.
Specific objectives: Implementation of models for quality care for children with disabilities, focused on the individual needs of each child and guaranteeing their lives in a family or family-like environment; Application of modern approaches to social work; Creating new forms of community social services ; Closing of specialized institutions for children with disabilities.

Duration: /29.08.2013 – 29.11.2014/


 21.Project: „Closer to people administration“ 

Financing program/institution: OP „Administrative capacity“, Priority axis ІІ „Human resources Management”, Sub-priority 2.2 „Competent and effective state administration” of Budget line BG051PO002/13/2.2-11

Total value of the project: 70 023, 30 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The aim of the project is improvement of the skills of staff in municipal administration Plovdiv to achieve greater efficiency in their work, improving the knowledge of English of the staff of Municipality Plovdiv, creating lasting skills to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas and conflicts of the target group in the performance of her job and improving communication and customer service.

Duration: 14.01.2014 –14.10.2014


 22.Project: „Education – for equal start“

Financing program/institution: OP “Human resources Development”
Scheme providing Grant Financing: “Educational Integration of Children and Students in ethnic minorities”

Total value of the project: 219 829.51 BGN.

Aims and expected results: The project is aimed at implementing adequate measures for the integration of pupils from ethnic minorities by increasing motivation and participation in education and preventing their possible failure of the system by creating a favorable learning environment, providing opportunities for additional activities, own appearances contacts peer, group sessions and other complementary integration process activities adapted to the needs and specific characteristics of the target groups.

Duration: /08.04.2013 – 08.12.2014/

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 23.Project: „Strengthening the creative collaboration– networking between local authorities, NGOs and partners from the South in connection with the development goals of the millennium (Goal 2)”

Financing program/institution: Program „EuropeAid” of European Commission

Total value of the project: 43 028, 26 BGN.

Aims and expected results:  The aim of the project is to strengthen creative collaboration between local authorities, NGOs and associated partners; to promote cultural approaches and mutual learning as innovative strategies to facilitate access especially of young people to formal and informal education for development; to enable cultural youth projects play an active role in changing attitudes to the problems and difficulties faced by developing countries; to contribute to the formation of a network and non-governmental organizations and associated partners for development training and awareness raising in Europe.

Duration: 01.01.2012 – 31.12.2014


 24.Project: “Care at home“, Region “West“, Plovdiv Municipality

Financing program/institution: OP “Human resources Development”

Total value of the project: 197 871, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: By creating a unit for service at home aims to create a new service community to develop activities offered by Home social patronage of the population of the region “West” of Plovdiv Municipality and provide necessary assistance in the daily lives of children and adults disabilities and lonely elderly people that will help the process of their social adaptation and reduce the risk of institutionalization.

Duration: 19.11.2012 – 01.07.2014


 25.Project: “Support in the home and family“, Region “North“, Plovdiv Municipality

Financing program/institution: OP “Human resources Development”

Total value of the project: 197 216, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: By creating a unit for service at home aims to create a new service community to develop activities offered by Home social patronage of the population of the region “North” of Plovdiv Municipality and provide necessary assistance in the daily lives of children and adults disabilities and lonely elderly people that will help the process of their social adaptation and reduce the risk of institutionalization.

Duration: 19.11.2012 – 01.07.2014


 26.Project: “Unit services at home to help people with disabilities from region “Trakia” – Plovdiv Municipality“, Region “Trakia“, Plovdiv Municipality

Financing program/institution: OP “Human resources Development”

Total value of the project: 209 727, 00 BGN.

Aims and expected results: By creating a unit for service at home aims to create a new service community to develop activities offered by Home social patronage of the population of the region “Trakia” of Plovdiv Municipality and provide necessary assistance in the daily lives of children and adults disabilities and lonely elderly people that will help the process of their social adaptation and reduce the risk of institutionalization.

Duration: 19.11.2012 – 01.07.2014


 27. Project: “Live fully”, District “Central”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resources Development”

Total value of the project: 210 015.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: By creating a unit for service at home environment we aim to create a new service in the community to develop activities offered by Home social patronage of the population from district “Central” of Plovdiv Municipality and to provide necessary assistance in the daily lives of children and adults with disabilities and lonely elderly people and that will help the processes of their social adaptation and reduce the risk of institutionalization.

Duration: 19.11.2012-01.07.2014


 28. Project: “Unit for services at home environment for helping people with disabilities from the District “East” – Plovdiv Municipality, District “East”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resources Development”

Total value of the project: 198 001.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: By creating a unit for service at home environment, we aim to create a new service in the community to develop activities offered by Home social patronage for the population of district “East” Plovdiv Municipality and to provide necessary assistance in the daily lives of children and adults with disabilities and lonely elderly people and that will help the process of their social adaptation and reduce the risk of institutionalization.

Duration: 19.11.2012-01.07.2014


 29. Project: “Unit for services at home environment for helping people with disabilities from the District “South” – Plovdiv Municipality, District “South”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resources Development”

Total value of the project: 210 122.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: By creating a unit for service at home environment, we aim to create a new service in the community to develop activities offered by Home social patronage for the population of district “East” Plovdiv Municipality and to provide necessary assistance in the daily lives of children and adults with disabilities and lonely elderly people and that will help the processof their social adaptation and reduce the risk of institutionalization.

Duration: 19.11.2012-01.07.2014


 30. Project: “Increasing the efficiency and managerial skills of employees in the regional administration of the Municipality of Plovdiv, District “South”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Administrative Capacity”

Total value of the project: 77 662.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Improving the professional competence of employees in the administration of district “South” for achieving personal and team effectiveness, social security and business continuity management work of the municipality and conflict management.

Duration: 19.07.2013 – 19.07.2014


  31. Project: “The Municipal district administration- for improved management skills and efficiency,” District “East”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Administrative Capacity”

Total value of the project: 75 542.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Improving the work of the district administration to implement effective policies and quality services to citizens and business.

Duration: 13.12.2013-13.12.2014


  32. Project: “Increasing the efficiency and qualification of employees in the Municipality of Plovdiv”, District “North”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Administrative Capacity”

Total value of the project: 82 740.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Improving the professional competence of the employees in the administration of the Municipality of Plovdiv, district “North”, for effective and efficient enforcement.

Duration: 03.01.2014-03.10.2014


 33. Project: ““Increasing the efficiency and qualification of employees in the Municipality of Plovdiv”, District “West”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Administrative Capacity”

Total value of the project: 81 844.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Improving the professional competence of the employees in the administration of the Municipality of Plovdiv, district “North”, for effective and efficient enforcement.

Duration: 08.01.2014-08.11.2014


  34. Project: “Training- a guarantee for effective and competent administration, District “Trakia”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Administrative Capacity”:

Total value of the project: 82 678.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Improving the professional competence of employees working in the district administration for effective and efficient implementation of their duties by providing an opportunity to develop specific knowledge and skills and improving their competencies.

Duration: 03.01.2014-31.12.2014


 35. Project: “The municipal district administration-accessible, transparent and competent”, District “Central”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Administrative Capacity”

Total value of the project: 75 567.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Improving the work of the district administration- Plovdiv, district “Central” to implement effective policies, quality services for citizens and the business and creating conditions for sustainable economic growth and employment.

Duration: 10.01.2014-10.12.2014


 36. Project: “Increasing the qualification and competence of employees of the municipal administration Plovdiv – District “Central”, District “Central” , Municipality of Plovdiv.

Financing program/institution: OP “Administrative Capacity”

Total value of the project: 130 681.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Increasing the qualification and competence of employees of the municipal administration Plovdiv- District “Central”

Duration: 24.09.2014-24.12.2015


 37. Project: “Public Mess Hall- Municipality of Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: Operational Programme under the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived

Total value of the project: 18 613 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The main objective of the project is to provide a hot lunch during 20.07.2015-30.09.2015 for 80 / eighty people – people and families in need, people with income lower than the differentiated minimum income, uninsured people, people living alone with their children, people supported by the Law on family allowances for children and single people receiving minimum pensions (disability, retirement age, social and inheritance pensions)

Duration: 20.07.2015-30.09.2015


  38. Project: “Building a regional information center in Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: OP “Technical Assistance”, Priority Axis 3: Promotion of European Cohesion Policy and its objectives in Bulgaria and providing general and statistical information, Measure 3: Operation of a national network of regional information centers for Cohesion Policy in Bulgaria, Budget line: BG161PO002-3.3.02

Total value of the project: 726 246.12 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: To provide easy and complete access to information on the objectives of the EU cohesion policy and NSRF and funding opportunities under the SCF for all social, ethnic and age groups in the area, providing a wide range of services of this type of information.

Duration: 12.07.2011-12.12.2015


  39. Project: “Construction of a community center in Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: Project for “Social Inclusion” at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, through a loan from the World Bank.

Total value of the project: 2 278 594.94 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Increasing the welfare of children up to 7 years in Plovdiv; Expanding the scope of services for children from vulnerable groups and aged up to 7 years and their parents in Plovdiv; Development and introduction of integrated social services for children and their families; Improved school readiness of children from low income families and disabled children aged up to 7 years.

Duration: 16.02.2012-30.09.2015


  40. Project: “Modernization and development of sustainable urban transport in the city of Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: OP “Regional Development”, scheme grants BG161PO001/1.5.-03/2011 “Support for integrated urban transport in the five major cities”, operation “Systems for Sustainable Urban Transport”

Total value of the project: 44 306 947.25 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Reducing the pollution and emissions, due to the realization of the project, will have a positive effect on the entire population.Particularly, passengers in public transport (approximately 80 000 to date), will use improved services in public transport, better service and reduced time for travels. For car drivers, the project will provide faster and safer movement.

Duration: 02.07.2012-02.12.2015


  41. Project: “Building green and accessible urban environment in Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: OP “Regional Development”

Total value of the project: 8 387 424.78 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The overall objective of this project proposal is to provide affordable and ecological urban environment with a high quality of life and new opportunities for economic and social development by improving the green spaces and the physical environment in regional and municipal center-Plovdiv.

Duration: 31.05.2013-31.12.2015


  42. Project: “Plovdiv in 2014-2020- smart, sustainable, desirable European city”

Financing program/institution: OP “Regional Development”

Total value of the project: 929 118.96 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The main objective of this project proposal is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Municipality of Plovdiv for the smooth and successful participation and implementation of the projects under Operational Program “Regional Development” in the next programming period 2014-2020, as well as to absorb in the best way and to the fullest extent of the financial resources of SF.

Duration: 26.07.2013-26.11.2015


 43. Project: “I have a family” (Municipality of Plovdiv is a partner of the Social Assistance Agency)

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resources Development” for the grant scheme “Accept me” (Value changes every month, depending on the number of the families)

Aims and Expected Results: To support the process of deinstitutionalization of children by creating a sustainable model for development of substitute family care for children placed in institutions and children at risk of abandonment.

Duration: 08.12.2011-31.12.2015


  44. Project: Improving the energy efficiency of buildings: Kindergarten “Zornitsa”, High School “Saint Konstantin Kiril Philosopher”, High School “Konstantin Velichkov”, Nursery “Slancho”, High School “Bratya Miladinovi”, OMG “Acad. Kiril Popov”, “Chistota” Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: National Green Investment Scheme to the National Trust Eco Fund.

Total value of the project: 3 474 582 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Improving the energy efficiency of buildings: Kindergarten “Zornitsa”, High School “Saint Konstantin Kiril Philosopher”, High School “Konstantin Velichkov”, Nursery “Slancho”, High School “Bratya Miladinovi”, OMG “Acad. Kiril Popov”, “Chistota” Plovdiv by changing from solid and liquid fuel consumption – natural gas as a measure leading to energy savings and reducing harmful emissions to the environment.

Duration: up to 2014


  45. Project: “Sustainable water purification and options for reuse of nutrients (SuWaNu)

Partners – Germany, Spain, Greece, Malta and Bulgaria

Financing program/institution: Seventh Framework Programme, EC

Total value of the project: 94 935.99 BGN – Municipality of Plovdiv as a partner

Aims and Expected Results: The project aims to create a transnational cooperation in clusters involving universities, local authorities, regional research institutes, entrepreneurs, farmers and their associations related to the treatment and recycling of wastewater

Duration: 01.07.2013 – 31.12.2015


  46. Project: “Construction of a complex for social and health services for children aged between 0 to 3 years and their families in Plovdiv Municipality”- “Chance for a happy future”

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resources Development”

Total value of the project: 593 347.29 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Deinstitutionalization of children aged between 0 to 3 years in Bulgaria, by providing adequate and timely support for the families


47.Project: „Establishment of a Youth Center in the City of Plovdiv” 

Beneficiary: Municipality of Plovdiv

Partners: National Alliance for Volunteer Action (Plovdiv), Adgerforskning Research Center (Norway)

Financing program/institution:  Financial Mechanism of European Economic Area, Program BG06 “Children and youth in risk”

Total value of the project: 2 649 314,83 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The main aim of the project is to establish a youth center through construction/modernization of a suitable infrastructure and by introduction of services, oriented towards youth in risk. The center and the services need to correspond to the Quality Label of the Council of Europe.

Duration: 28.01.2014  – 30.12.2016


48. Project: “Digital Cultural and Historical Heritage of Plovdiv Municipality”

Beneficiary: Municipality of Plovdiv

Partners: Regional Archeological Museum – Plovdiv, Regional Historical Museum – Plovdiv, Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv, National Library “Ivan Vazov” – Plovdiv and “Ancient Plovdiv” Municipal Institute

Financing program/institution: Financial Mechanism of European Economic Area, Program BG08 „Cultural heritage and contemporary arts”,

Total value of the project: 1 147 693,52 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The project’s aim is to establish a state-of-the-art digital center, consisting of 2 facilities which are going to be used for the digitization of the numerous tangible and intangible cultural heritage stored in the various museums and libraries that we have in the city of Plovdiv. One of the facilities of the digital center will be used primarily for 3-D scanning of artifacts whereas the other one will be used mainly for book digitization. Furthermore, there will be four mobile digital centers that will be transferred throughout the partnering institutions as there is cultural heritage that cannot be moved out of museums in order to be scanned in the main facilities. The project will have also a wider social dimension to advance the integration of Roma community into Bulgarian society by digitizing the Roma cultural heritage – artifacts, customs, folklore and oral tradition. This action will be carried out with the participation of Roma community in Plovdiv. It should be underlined that digitization of Roma cultural heritage will be performed for first time in Plovdiv’s history.

Duration: 29.04.2015 – 30.04.2017


49. Project: “Nutrition for Elderly People: Cross-sector Approach for Training and Coaching”

Beneficiary: VIVES University College (Belgium)

Partners: Plovdiv Municipality, FORUM Berufsbildung e.V., WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY, EURASANTE, University of Agribusiness and Rural Development,

Financing program/institution: Erasmus +

Total value of the project: 14 898,00 euros

Aims and Expected Results: The aim of the project is to establish a partnership and an exchange of know-how in the field of healthy nutrition for elderly people.

Duration: 30.11.2015 – 30.10.2017


50. Project: “Conduct of repairing activities in the building of “Vesela” kindergarten at “H.Dimitar” quarter, city of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: “Beautiful Bulgaria” Program

Total value of the project 99 827,00 BGN

Aims and expected results: Application of measures for energy efficiency and ennoblement of the yard of “Vesela” Kindergarten.

Duration of implementation: 06.07.2016 – 14.10.2016


 51.  Project: “Establishment of an accessible environment for people with disabilities at the Balabanova House”

Financing program/ Institution: Agency for People with Disabilities

Total value of the project: 13 700,00 BGN

Aims and expected results: Establishment of an accessible environment for people with disabilities at the Balabanova House.

Duration of implementation: 20.06.2016г – 20.09.2016г.


52. Project: “Services For a Better Life – District “North”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development”

Total value of the project: 491 771,58 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The aim of the project is through the “Center for Hourly Provision of Services for Social Inclusion”, located in district “North” of Plovdiv Municipality, to improve the quality of life of elderly people and people with disabilities who live in the district.

Duration: 30.11.2015 – 30.10.2017


53. Project: “Independent Life – District “East” of Municipality of Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development”

Total value of the project: 499 945,31 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The aim of the project foresees the establishment of “Center for Hourly Provision of Services for Social Inclusion”, located on 1 “Lotus” str. in District “East” – Municipality of Plovdiv. The services are going to be oriented towards people with disabilities and elderly people who are not capable of living on their own. The improved access to main social and healthcare services will contribute to their independence and social integration.

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 01.12.2017.


54. Project: “A Better Life in District “Trakia” of Plovdiv Municipality”

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development”

Total value of the project: 444 379,14 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The aim of the project foresees the establishment of “Center for Hourly Provision of Services for Social Inclusion” in District “Trakia” – Municipality of Plovdiv. The services are going to be oriented towards people with disabilities and elderly people who are not capable of living on their own. The improved access to main social and healthcare services will contribute to their independence and social integration.

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 01.12.2017


55. Project: “I Live an Independent Life” – District “South”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development”

Total value of the project: 499 926,40 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The project has a social and economic effect. It is being realized with the aim to defend the right of people with disabilities to be active and to be able to take independent decision on the organization of their everyday life. The project generates the necessary condition of the securing of qualitative services in the community. The project will ultimately establish a “Center for Hourly Provision of Services for Social Inclusion”, located in District “South of Plovdiv Municipality. The services are going to be oriented towards people with disabilities and elderly people who are not capable of living on their own.

Duration: 01.01.2016 – 01.12.2017


56. Project: “A Better Life”, District “Central”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development”

Total value of the project: 496 289,74 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The aim of the project foresees the establishment of “Center for Hourly Provision of Services for Social Inclusion” in District “Central” – Municipality of Plovdiv. The services are going to be oriented towards people with disabilities and elderly people who are not capable of living on their own. The improved access to main social and healthcare services will contribute to their independence and social integration.

Duration: 01.02.2016г. – 31.12.2017г.


57. Project: “Qualitative Care – an Honorable Life”, District “West”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development”

Total value of the project: 464 953,12 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The aim of the project foresees the establishment of “Center for Hourly Provision of Services for Social Inclusion” in District “West” – Municipality of Plovdiv. The services are going to be oriented towards people with disabilities and elderly people who are not capable of living on their own. The improved access to main social and healthcare services will contribute to their independence and social integration.

Duration: 01.02.2016 – 31.12.2017


58. Project: „Using mobile technology to improve policy Reform for Inclusion of Disadvantaged Groups in Education – mRIDGE“ (№ 562113-EPP-1-2015-1-BG-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD)

Website: http://mridge.dipseil.net/

Financing program: “Erasmus + “

Total budget of the project: 589 514,00 еuro

Total EU Grant: 442 086,00 euro

Budget for PM: 32 513,00 euro

Partners: Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“ – Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Plovdiv Municipality (PM); University for Distance Education (UNED)- Spain; Ravensbourne Higher Education Institution (RAVE) – UK; University of Craiova (UCV)- Craiova, Romania; Primary school “Geo Milev” – Sadovo, Bulgaria; Secondary Vocational School for Children with Hearing Disabilities “Prof. Stoyan Belinov“ – Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Special school „Sf. Mina” (Mina) – Craiova, Romania; Regional Industrial Association – Smolyan (RIA), Bulgaria;

Project aim: The aim of the project is the creation of digital learning resources for mobile devices to improve the educational integration of disadvantaged learners in the educational system – groups in risk whose ethno-cultural characteristics, special needs or socioeconomic status significantly restrict their ability for adequate education.

Duration of the project: 01.11.2015 – 31.10.2017


59. Project: Project № BG16M1OR002-5.002-0011-C01 Project: “Development of a Program for Improvement of the Air Quality on the territory of the Municipality of Plovdiv” and “Action Plan for the same program for the period until 2023”.

Financing program/institution: Procedure № BG16M1OR002-5.002 “Development/updating of the municipal air quality programs under Operational Program “Environment 2014-2020”.

Total value of the project: 93 544,81 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The main objective of the project proposal of the Plovdiv Municipality is the establishment of a Complex program for the air quality and Action plan for the same program with adequate measures and/or projects, through which the achievement of the established standards for air quality will be achieved as well as preservation and maintenance for the same standards below the allowable rates for a future period. The development will be outsourced, having the expertise to perform the following activities:
- Evaluation of the available information related to the quality of the air assessment and management process in Plovdiv Municipality;
- Collecting and analyzing the necessary additional information;
- Complex assessment of the quality of the air on the territory of the Plovdiv Municipality;
- Analysis of the reasons for exceeding the norms of the four pollutants;
- Analysis of the already implemented measures for the improvement of air quality management, dispersion modelling of the pollution and the contribution of the different sources of emissions, made for the year 2016, including analysis of the modeling results;
- Formulation of measures and/or projects to improve the quality of the air in the short, medium and long term;
- Estimated modelling of the impact of the measures on the levels of the four pollutants for the intermediate and target (end) year on the basis of the developed scenario for achieving the norms;
- Quantitative indicators of impacts of future measures and/or projects on pollutant levels reduction of annual emissions as a result of the applied measure;
- Estimated costs and sources of funding for the implementation of the Action Plan measures;
This document, which will be developed on the basis of the present project proposal, will be decisive in making management decisions on environmental protection policies and protecting the purity of the air. Consequently, the successful implementation of the project proposal and the development of a quality program will indirectly contribute to the achievement of the specific objective: reducing the air pollution by lowering the quantities of the four pollutants. By implementing concrete, complex and effective measures to reduce air pollution through the four pollutants, a healthy environment for the population on the territory of the municipality will be ensured.

Duration: 15.05.2017 – 14.08.2018


60. Project: “Effective Functioning of Regional Information Center in Plovdiv”, Plovdiv Municipality.

Financing program/institution: OP “Good Governance”

Total value of the project: 499 731,00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The project aims to ensure the effective functioning of the regional information center in Plovdiv and to raise awareness of the opportunities provided by EU structural and investment funds. The role of the regional information center – Plovdiv is to promote the role of the EU and to inform about the possibilities of financing programs; to ensure the transparency in the implementation process and management of programs and to support already built public confidence and support to the Partnership Agreement and programs.

Duration: 13.12.2015 – 31.12.2018.


61. Project: № BG16RFOP001-3.002-0034-C01 “Modernization of the Infrastructure and Improvement of the Quality of the Educational Environment in PHSFT – Plovdiv”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP “Regions in growth 2014 – 2020”

Total value of the project: 1 399 985.87 BGN.

Aims and Expected Results: Creating a favorable corresponding to the time educational environment, this will contribute for the improvement of the quality and the conditions of education for the young people, wishing to receive specialized vocational training and specific expertise that will help their future realization on the labor market. The foreseen project activities should lead to: improving the physical educational environment of the professional secondary school of food technology and engineering. (PHSFT)–city of Plovdiv; modernizing the buildings of the school, including-the introduction of energy efficiency measures, in accordance with the European standards; modernization of material-technical base of PHSFT – city of Plovdiv and others.

Duration: 25.11.2016 – 25.11.2018


62. Project: ““BG05M2OP001-3.001-0015-C02 “Growing together” – District “East”, Municipality of Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: : Operational Program “Science and Education for Smart Growth” 2014-2020

Total value of the project: 467 173,00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results:
This project proposal aims to support the integration of children from ethnic minorities by increasing their motivation and participation in cultural and educational activities, the creation of a favorable educational environment, their own activities, working with parents, group activities, language and other activities complementing the integration process. The project activities are directed towards the target groups: children and parents from vulnerable groups living in District “East” of Plovdiv and will contribute to the process of sustainable and long term integration.

Duration of the project: 27.07.2016 – 27.12.2018


63. Project: “Movement Spaces”

Financing program/institution: : “Erasmus + Sport” Program

Total value of the project: : 506 220 euros
Co-financing by the Municipality of Plovdiv: 10 000 euros

Beneficiery: International Sport and Culture Association
Partners: World Health Organization of Europe
European Network of Health Cities Towards the World Heald Organization
Dutch Foundation for Sport and Culture Facilities
Union of International Architects
Interntational Association for Managment of Sport and Recreational Infrastructure
International Association for Sport and Recreational Facilities
“Phisical Environment for Activities that Imporve Health” Network

Aims and Expected Results:
The main aim of the project is to stimulate innovation in the usage of the existing urban spaces and facilites for mass sport and phisical activities. Thanks to the project, the participating organization will create capacity that will contribute to the usage of the urban spaces for phisical activities through detailed analysis and exchange of know-how between the participating experts. In addition, instruments will be developed and will include best practices adn practical guidance which are going to establish a platform for e-learning.

Duration of the project: 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2018


64. Project: № 314632 European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy, with acronym EU – GUGLE), funded under FP7 Programme of the EU.

Financing program/institution: 7th Framework Programme of the EU

Total value of the project: 51 612 564,72 lv.

Budget for Plovdiv Municipality as a partner: (total EU grant – 110758,64 lv. and co-funding – 15431,51 lv.)

Leading organization: „CENER“ National Renewable Energy Centre, Spain

Partners: Vienna (Austria), Aachen (Germany), Milan (Italy), Sestao (Spain), Tampere (Finland), Bratislava (Slovakia), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Gaziantep (Turkey).

Aims and expected results:
The EUGUGLE project’s main aim it to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020; The goals of the project are – Combining the latest research results relevant to smart renovation at district level; Demonstrating the technical, socio-economic and financial feasibility of sustainable renovation solution for groups of buildings in 8 European districts; Integrating the results into clear and comprehensive “smart renovation models”; Triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020;

Duration of project: 31.10.2014 – 31.03.2019


65. Project: “All together: for better education and health”

Financing program/institution: Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme

Total value of the project: 1 077 495.00 BGN

Co-financing by the Municipality of Plovdiv: 43 633.00 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The project aims to promote the social inclusion of marginalized Roma groups living in Stolipinovo, the largest Roma neighborhood in Europe and also in the neighboring town of Kuklen near Plovdiv. The project activities are aimed in particular at the health and educational integration of the Roma community as well as in the improvement of the existing infrastructure through the construction of an educational and health center in Stolipinovo.

Duration: 11.11.2016 – 30.04.2019


66. Project: “Improving of the Social Infrastructure in the Plovdiv Municipality”

Beneficiary: Municipality of Plovdiv

Partners: Regional Archeological Museum – Plovdiv, Regional Historical Museum – Plovdiv, Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv, National Library “Ivan Vazov” – Plovdiv and “Ancient Plovdiv” Municipal Institute

Financing program/institution: Operational Program “Regions in Growth”, Priority Axis 1 “Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development”, scheme “BG16RFOP001-1.003 – Implementation of integrated urban regeneration and development plans 2014-2020 Plovdiv”.

Total value of the project: 2 120 718.42 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Aims: The project will contribute to the provision of better social infrastructure in the municipality of Plovdiv. This will create prerequisites for providing effective social services in the community and consequently reducing existing forms of social exclusion. Renewed and built facilities will provide more and improved capabilities for protection, social security, meeting everyday needs and consulting and informing the different target groups.
Results:
(1) Renovated building fund with implemented measures for energy efficiency, developed and furnished yard of the Crisis center for women, victims of domestic violence – Plovdiv;
(2) Established Center for temporary placement of persons and families in regulated area, District 502 under the urban plan of the First city area – South, Plovdiv;

Duration: 30 months – 24.03.2017 – 24.08.2019


67. Project: “Improving the Urban Environment in the Municipality of Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: Operational Program “Regions in Growth”, Priority Axis 1 “Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development”, scheme “BG16RFOP001-1.003 – Implementation of integrated urban regeneration and development plans 2014-2020 – Plovdiv”

Total value of the project: 24 160 690.49 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: Aims:
The aim of this project is to contribute to the improvement of ecological and recreational characteristics in the city of Plovdiv through investments in the following types of sites:
(1) Streets and squares – investments for road and pavement flooring, installation of urban furnishing, energy – saving street lighting, landscaping;
(2) Spaces between blocks – pavement of pedestrian alleys, construction of sport and children`s playgrounds,
delivery and installation of park architectural elements, park management, automated irrigation systems;
(3) Specific recreation areas (the southern bank of the Maritsa River) – construction of alleys; delivery and installation of urban furnishing, construction of children`s facilities and sports facilities, park management, installation of lighting fixtures with LED lights;
Results:
(1) A developed and landscaped part of the southern bank of the Maritsa River, including built sports and children playgrounds;
(2) Rehabilitated and reconstructed groups of streets and squares in the Social Service Zone, including the introduction of energy-saving street lighting;
(3) A developed, landscaped and socialized spaces between the blocks in the Social Service Zone, including built sports and children`s playgrounds;
(4) Rehabilitated and reconstructed boulevard “Hristo Botev”, developed, landscaped and furnished Predgarov Square;
Duration of the project: 30 months – 13.07.2017 – 19.01.2020


68. Project: № BG05M9OP001-2.010-0237-C01 “Setting Up a New Social Enterprise for People with Disabilities in the Municipality of Plovdiv”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Operational Programme “Human resources development” 2014-2020

Total value of the project: 379 859,12 BGN with VAT

Aims and expected results:
The project aims to support Plovdiv Municipality for the creation of a new social municipal enterprise, which will have a significant positive social impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Thirty-two people with different types of disabilities will be employed full-time and part-time for a period of twelve months. They will be trained to perform various types of things related to the production of promotional textile bags and magnets for refrigerators. In addition, different types of interventions will support the process of social and professional integration of the target group. To achieve this goal, psychologists and social consultants will be employed to work with the people with disabilities so their motivation, psychological condition and social skills can improve. The employed persons will be trained for the enhancement of their social competence. The social municipal enterprise will be managed with the help of a director and an accountant. Five persons from the target group of the unemployed will be hired further to support the production process.
The project foresees a further analysis in order to create a working marketing strategy. Social media and websites will be used to promote the products of the new social municipal enterprise.

Duration of project: 23.05.2018- 23.12.2019


69. Project: BG05M9OP001-2.008-001 “Establishment of a Day Care Center for Disabled Persons, including with severe multiple disabilities in the city of Plovdiv”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Operational Programme “Human resources development” 2014-2020

Total value of the project: 199 408 BGN

Aims and expected results:
The project’s aim is the sustainable integration of 150 young people aged 15-29 who are not engaged in employment, education, or training (“NEETs”) on the territory of the Plovdiv Municipality. The implementation of the project will increase the capacity of the partners – Plovdiv Municipality and BD Center Ltd. (Poland). It will promote transnational cooperation through research and transfer of social innovations, exchange of experience and good practices for sustainable integration of the target group in the labor market. For this purpose a Social Innovation Hub will be established in Plovdiv, where innovative practices for working with the target group will be developed, adapted and validated. The project will introduce innovative practices and ones already proven successful in the EU to counteract the factors that form the group of “NEETs” youth such as: working directly with people in the group; providing consultancy services of an educational, social and employment nature; attracting all stakeholders (educational institutions, labor agencies, employers, public organizations, NGOs, etc.) in order to create a common public service, which will be implemented at the Plovdiv Municipality in the form of a “Social Innovation Hub”). This will allow the testing of the planned model by creating a structure targeted at delivering “single-kiosk” services. Services will be individualized taking into account the person’s personal profile, the specific needs and attitude of the person towards engaging in training or employment, providing tools in response to the reasons for the categorization of the person in the NEETs group. The implementation of the project will help to create better quality employment and increase employment rates, reduce poverty and promote the social inclusion of the vulnerable group of young people who are not engaged in employment, education, or training. The project directly contributes to the modernization of public policies.

Duration of project: 25.03.2019-31.12.2020


70. Project: BG05M9OP001-2.040-0017-C01 “Providing patronage care for elderly people and people with disabilities in Plovdiv Municipality”

Financing program/institution: Operational Programme “Human resources development” 2014-2020

Total value of the project: 1 251 834.56 BGN

Aims and expected results:
This project corresponds to the Action Plan for the period 2018-2021 for the implementation of the National Long-Term Care Strategy and is aimed at creating an integrated medico-social service for elderly people and persons with disability, incl. with severe chronic diseases and permanent disabilities – “Patronage Care” – on the territory of the city of Plovdiv. The integrated mobile service “Patronage Care” will provide consumers with the opportunity to benefit from medico-social services in their homes, according to their individual needs. For this purpose, 53 specialists (doctors, medical staff, psychologists, social workers, service management team) will be appointed within the project to care for 561 persons from the target group. A dedicated office for service staff will also be set up to provide users with a permanent and direct connection with the mobile teams who provide services to the users, thus facilitating their access to services and their timely provision. It is planned for the integrated mobile medico-social service “Patronage Care” to be provided for a period of 12 months. Within the timeframe of the project it will be free for the users.

Duration of project: 01.07.2019 – 01.01.2021

71. Project: “Public Mess Hall on the Territory of Plovdiv Municipality”, Plovdiv Municipality

Financing program/institution: Operational Program Under the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (Hot Meal)

Total value of the project:4 562 137,80 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: This project proposal is aimed at providing support for the most vulnerable groups of the population through the provision of food aid for 2060 persons under the form of hot meals.
Duration: 01.09.2016 – 30.04.2020

72. Project: № BG16RFOP001-5.001-0015-C01 “Establishment of an effective social infrastructure for provision of 7 new social services in Plovdiv Municipality”

Financing program/institution: “Regions in Development” 2014-2020 Operational Program

Total value of the project: 2 391 600,00 лв. with VAT
(includes financial contribution from EFRR 85% – 2 032 860,00 BGN with VAT and NF 15% – 385 740,00 BGN with VAT)

Aims and expected results:
The main aim of the project is to successfully continue the process of deinstitutionalization on the territory of Plovdiv through the replacement of the institutional model for care with one in the family or closer to the family one.The concrete aims are:1.Provision of infrastructure for 7 new social services for children and youth–2 family accommodation centers for children,a transitional residence for children(age15-18), a monitored residence for youth(age18-21), a center for community support for children and families with an option of emergent accession,a day center for support of children with disabilities and their families, a day center for support of children with heavy multiple disabilities;all services are in correspondence with the Map of Services For Support Towards the Community and the Family Environment and in correspondence with the Residential Services Map.2.Encouragement of the social inclusion and the equal access to services for children and youth that are accommodated,incl. children with disabilities and with a need of permanent medical care.3.Guarantees the right of each child to access a qualitative care and services in the community according to its individual needs.

Duration of project: 29.01.2018г. – The final deadline will be extended

73. Project: № BG16M1OP002-2.005-0007-C01 “Construction of a Composting Station for Separately Collected Green and/or Biodegradable Waste”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Operational Programme “Environment” 2014-2020

Total value of the project: 9 023 913,84 BGN with VAT
Grant – 5 159 957,69 BGN from the European Regional Development Fund and 910 580,77 BGN – national co-funding from the state budget of Republic of Bulgaria;
Co-funding – 676 003,51 BGN and own funding – 2 277 371, 87 BGN;

Aims and expected results:
The aim of the project is to reduce the amount of green and biodegradable municipal waste, as well as their effective use as a resource, through the construction of a composting plant with capacity of 15 000 t/year on the territory of Plovdiv Municipality. This project must dispose biodegradable waste of 109kg/inhabitant in the Plovdiv region/municipality in 2020 in accordance to article 13, paragraph 3 of the Ordinance on separate collection of bio-waste and treatment of biodegradable waste.

Duration of project: 04.06.2018 – The final deadline will be extended

74. Project: BG05M9OP001-4.003-0020-C02 Establishing a Social Innovation Hub in Plovdiv Municipality

Financing program/institution: OP “ Human Resources Development”

Total value of the project: 199 408,00 BGN

Aims and expected results: The project’s aim is the sustainable integration of 150 young people aged 15-29 who are not engaged in employment, education, or training (“NEETs”) on the territory of the Plovdiv Municipality. The implementation of the project will increase the capacity of the partners – Plovdiv Municipality and BD Center Ltd. (Poland). It will promote transnational cooperation through research and transfer of social innovations, exchange of experience and good practices for sustainable integration of the target group in the labor market. For this purpose a Social Innovation Hub will be established in Plovdiv, where innovative practices for working with the target group will be developed, adapted and validated. The project will introduce innovative practices and ones already proven successful in the EU to counteract the factors that form the group of “NEETs” youth such as: working directly with people in the group; providing consultancy services of an educational, social and employment nature; attracting all stakeholders (educational institutions, labor agencies, employers, public organizations, NGOs, etc.) in order to create a common public service, which will be implemented at the Plovdiv Municipality in the form of a “Social Innovation Hub”). This will allow the testing of the planned model by creating a structure targeted at delivering “single-kiosk” services. Services will be individualized taking into account the person’s personal profile, the specific needs and attitude of the person towards engaging in training or employment, providing tools in response to the reasons for the categorization of the person in the NEETs group. The implementation of the project will help to create better quality employment and increase employment rates, reduce poverty and promote the social inclusion of the vulnerable group of young people who are not engaged in employment, education, or training. The project directly contributes to the modernization of public policies.

Duration of project: 25.03.2019-30.06.2021

75. Project: BG05SFOP001-4.004-0016 „Ensuring the functioning of RIC-Plovdiv in the period 2019-2021“

Financing program/institution: OP “Good Governance”

Total value of the project: 310 800,00 BGN

Aims and expected results:
Project goal is to ensure effective functioning of the Regional information centre in the Town of Plovdiv and to increase level of information of citizens on opportunities, which European Structural and Investment funds offer. Priority of the Regional information centre – Plovdiv is to popularize EU role, to inform on programme funding opportunities and to ensure transparency of programme implementation and management process.

Experts employed under the project shall perform the following activities, which adequately response to project aims: popularization of EU role and providing with relevant information on funding opportunities under the programmes; providing the potential beneficiaries with concrete information for applying under the calls for proposals, co-financed by ESIF; distribution of information and advertisement materials on aims, procedures and funding opportunities of ESIF in Bulgaria; cooperation with managing authorities/intermediate bodies of Operational programmes and collaboration with national and regional media and national EU information networks.

RIC-Plovdiv activity contribute to implementation of general aims of the National Communication Strategy 2014-2020, and namely – popularization of EU role; ensuring maximum transparency of programmes implementation and management process; development and maintenance of high public confidence in Operational programmes and Partnership agreement of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Realisation of “Ensuring the functioning of OIC-Plovdiv in the period 2019-2021” project will support getting accessible, free and timely information on EU funds and as a result of project activities so far achieved recognition of European funds and programmes will be upgraded.

Duration of project: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021

5. Project: № BG05M9OP001-2.008-001 “Establishment of a Day Care Center for Disabled Persons, including with severe multiple disabilities in the city of Plovdiv”, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Operational Programme “Human resources development” 2014-2020

Total value of the project: 999 997, 95 with VAT

Aims and expected results:
The aim of the project is to ensure the introduction of comprehensive support for people with disabilities, including severe ones and their respective families through counselling, therapeutic and integrated socio-health services leading to the creation of the necessary conditions to improve the way and quality of life of persons in the target groups. To achieve this goal, DCDPSMD (Day Care Center for Disabled Persons, including with Severe Multiple Disabilities) will be created on the territory of Plovdiv city, where, through the planned services of the project (counselling, therapeutic, socio- health), support will be provided to a minimum of 80 people with disabilities, including severe ones and their respective families.

Duration of project: 04.07.2018 – 31.12.2021

Project: BG16RFOP001-1.003-0001 “Educational infrastructure” – construction and renovation of schools, kindergartens and nurseries in city of Plovdiv “, Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Operational Programme “Regions in Growth” 2014-2020

Total value of the project: 18 106 266,94 BGN (Grant – 15 953 713,05 BGN, co-funding – 2 152 553,89 BGN)

Aims and expected results:
The aim of the project is to contribute to the improvement of early childhood care conditions as well as other educational services in the city of Plovdiv. The capacity of the educational infrastructure in the city will be optimized, including the construction of a new kindergarten. The overall renovation of the sites will lead to improvement of the education quality and environment and more opportunities for sports for all children and students. The implementation of energy efficiency measures will meet the needs for energy and recourse costs diminution in line with environmental preserving priorities and good financial management principles of public institutions. The location of most sites in a territory with various ethnic groups will facilitate the access to education for Roma children and will subsequently – promote their sustainable social and economic integration.

Duration of project: 03.08.2018 – 08.03.2022

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