Current projects

1. Project: “Integrated Water Project of Plovdiv – Stage 1”

Beneficiary: Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Financing program/institution: Operational Program “Environment” 2014-2020, Priority Axis № BG16M1OP002-1.006 “Implementation of the early water supply projects.”

Total value of the project:115 334 116,42 BGN.

Aims and Expected Results: With the implementation of the project will ensure optimal removal and treatment of wastewater collected in sewer networks that are currently discharged without appropriate enough purification that meets the goals set by Directive 91/271 / EEC requirements. In the present project proposal includes the following measures concerning sewer, replacement of 13.428 km secondary sewerage network in order to reduce the infiltration flow to the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP); Rehabilitation of Main collector VII and construction of a new collector length 2.746 km to ensure sufficient hydraulic capacity of the system. The approved project for reconstruction, modernization and completion of the WWTP – Plovdiv will reduce the flow of pollutants and boigenni elements in the receiving water. Wastewater treatment will enable reliable and stable technology to achieve compliance with European standards for water discharged waste water treatment plants in economically favorable terms. With the implementation of the project will be optimized process for sludge treatment, including sludge stabilization, mechanical removal of water and heat drying sludge and use of biogas.

Duration: 04.04.2018г. – 30.06.2024


2. Project: Budget Line (Financial Plan) of the Municipality of Plovdiv – A Beneficiary Under Procedure BG16RFOP001-8.001”, Municipality of Plovdiv.

Financing program/institution: OP “Regions in growth”

Total value of the project: 434 624.84 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The project proposal aims to ensure the successful program of the Municipality of Plovdiv within the Operational Program “Regions in Growth” 2014-2020

Duration: 29.02.2016.- 29.12.202


3. Project: “Community Center for Children and Families – Plovdiv”

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development”

Total value of the project: 708 483.84 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The project proposal aims to place services to children of early age and their families in order to improve their access to health care, to improve the formation of parent skills, to improve the family environment and to enhance the school preparedness of children for their involvement in the educational system; the project proposal aims also at the prevention of the accommodation of children in specialized institutions. Through the improvement of the preparedness of children for their involvement in the educational system and through the support for the formation of parent skills among the parents in risk, the project aims to limit the development of poverty among generations. The services will be available in the Center for Children and Families, established within the frames of the project for social inclusion and integrated services for early childhood development, which are directed towards children up until the age of 7, members of the risk groups, including children with disease and their families as well as towards future parents.

Duration: 26.07.2016 – 31.12.2019


4. Project: “Investment Program For the Realization of an Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development of Plovdiv 2014-2020 “, Plovdiv Municipality

Financing program/institution: OP “Regions in growth”

Total value of the project: 80 185 732.87 BGN

Aims and Expected Results: The aim of the investment program is to create better living conditions for development and public works on the territory of Plovdiv. The key areas that the project aims to influence are of great social, economic and social importance.

Duration: up to 2020


5. 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 – 30.12.2019


6. 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


7. 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 – 13.12.2019


8. 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 of the project: 11.11.2016 – 30.06.2019


9. 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. – 29.01.2020г.


10. 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- 23.08.2019


11. 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 – 04.01.2020


12. 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 – 31.12.2020


13. 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 – 03.02.2021


14. Project: BG16RFOP001-5.002-0003-С01 “Providing appropriate and effective infrastructure for the provision of new social services for disabled and elderly people in the city of Plovdiv”, Municipality of Plovdiv

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

Total value of the project: 1 093193,07 BGN

Aims and expected results:
The project “Providing appropriate and effective infrastructure for the provision of new social services for disabled and elderly people in the city of Plovdiv”, funded by Operational Programme “Regions in growth” 2014-2020, aims to establish a Care center for people with different forms of dementia with a capacity of 15 persons and a Care center for elderly people with inability for self-care with a capacity of 15 persons in the city of Plovdiv. The specific objectives of the project will be accomplished through the implementation of the activities planned as a part of it, namely: 1.Organization and project management; 2. Procurement and selection of project contractors; 3. Providing information and communication for the project; 3. Construction of an effective social infrastructure for providing 2 new social services in Plovdiv Municipality; 4. Construction supervision and conformity assessment; 5. Delivery and installation of equipment and furnishing. In order to achieve the complete and efficient construction of the new social services, within the framework of the project, engineering will be carried out to provide the necessary technical and executive documentation for the proper execution and monitoring of the realization of the infrastructure interventions. The project will create the conditions for providing quality, affordable and effective cross-sectoral long-term care services tailored to the real needs of people with various forms of dementia and the elderly with inability for self-care. With this project, the Municipality of Plovdiv will have the opportunity to comply with and implement the European and national norms concerning the replacement of the institutional model of community care and the decentralization of social services in general.

Duration of project: 30.11.2018 – 30.11.2020


15. 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


16. 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


17. Project: BG05M9OP001-2.029-0002-C01 “Integrated actions for sustainable urban development”, Municipality of Plovdiv

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

Total value of the project: 416 880,36 BGN

Aims and expected results:
The project proposal aims at complementing and further developing the results of the project “Improving the Social Infrastructure of Municipality of Plovdiv”, implemented under the grant procedure BG16RFOP001-1.001-039 “Implementation of the Integrated Plans for Urban Revitalization and Development 2014-2020” of the Regional Development Operational Programme. A temporary accommodation center for persons will be established under the project.

The project interventions will contribute to improving the quality of life of people from vulnerable groups by encouraging equal opportunities for all as well as by widening the scope of social services provided in the community.

The team of the Center will consists of the following positions: 1 manager, 2 social workers and 1 cleaner. The selection of staff will be carried out taking into account the specifics of the work of the future employees and the needs of the target group.

The temporary accommodation center will provide home-like environment to persons who are temporary or permanently deprived of their homes. The social service will be available to all homeless persons for a maximum of 3 months within a calendar year. In addition to providing shelter, the Center will also be a place for social integration and adaptation of people who have experienced a difficult life.

The personnel will assist the clients of the Center to:
- choose a GP and have access to other healthcare services;
- submit their documents to the National Social Security Institute, Territorial Expert Medical Commissions, and other government and municipal institutions and services.
- Get registration in the Employment Office;
- Get enrolled in various training courses and programmes;
- Start a new job;
- Overcome social isolation.

Duration of project: 01.07.2019 – 31.12.2023


18. 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


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