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: 1 866 219.00 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 – 31.12.2022

 

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: № 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

 

6. 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

 

7. 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

 

8. 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

 

9. 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

 

10. Project: BG16M1OP002-5.003-0006-C01 “ Measures for Improvement of the Air Quality in the Municipality of Plovdiv by Reducing PM10 Emissions from Domestic Heating”

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

Total value of the project: 13 862 232,11 BGN

Aims and expected results:
The overall objective of the project is to improve the air quality in the Municipality of Plovdiv by reducing the excess levels of PM10. The specific objective of the project is the implementation of measures for the phased replacement of old and inefficient devices and installations burning solid fuel (wood and coal) for domestic heating with new and modernized ones. The old devices are a major source of pollution, identified in the Municipal Program for Air Quality. The project will be implemented in two stages. The first stage involves technical assistance for the preparation of the investment measures and will be completed no later than 31.05.2021. During the first stage the following activities will be carried out: survey of the atitude of the population; organizing and conducting an awareness campaign for the population; developing a comprehensive vision for the approach to replacing solid fuel heating devices; establishing a mechanism through which the applicant will prioritize investments in buildings undergone thermal insulation; preparing a mechanism for accounting of the revenue generated from the gathered old heating devices; preparing the public procurement documentation for contractor selection; drawing up analyzes, assessments, justifications and studies for the purposes of preparing the project proposal; developing of average/ marginal prices per unit of product (replacement with pellet installation, gasification, etc.) or heating of a cubic meter though different alternative forms of heating when replacing a wood and coal device. In the second stage, investment measures will be implemented for the dismantling and replacing of stationary individual and multifamily solid fuel household appliances with heating devices using: pellets, wood biomass, fossil fuel, gas or electricity, as well as other alternative sources of heating. Both stages include organization and management of the project, as well as information and communication measures.

Duration of project: 15.08.2019 – 15.05.2024

 

11. Project: BGLD-1.003-0002-C01 Youth Center Plovdiv – a powerful factor for local development

Beneficiary: Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: EEA FM, Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups

Total value of the project: 2053740,60 BGN; 100% Grant

Aims and expected results:
The main focus of the project is expanding the scope of activities of the Youth Center-Plovdiv and increasing the diversity of the services offered by it to young people up to the age of 29, while at the same time broadening the target group by involving representatives beyond this group, incl. persons from vulnerable communities. The functioning of the upgraded services of YC will be ensured by the envisaged team of highly qualified specialists: 5 youth workers and 2 mediators, who will guarantee the quality of the customer service and the appropriate provision of the new youth services. The set of measures planned for the new YC programs, which will now also take place in the settlements close to Plovdiv, are aimed at: expanding the scope of existing services, introducing innovative and mobile services, conducting a range of additional non-formal trainings, developing a set of activities with the community and representatives of groups other than young people (children, parents, etc.), active work with disadvantaged groups/communities. The expected results from the project activities’ implementation are: improving the access of young people to the services of the YC; enhancing the socio-economic development of less developed municipalities; improving co-operation and relations with donor countries; upgrading the activities of the YC; activating the participation of youth and persons outside this group in the activities of the YC; increasing the capacity of YC employees- youth workers, mediators, etc.; providing innovative and upgraded services to attract and socially involve young people, incl. people from vulnerable groups, etc. Through the implementation of this project supported by FM of the EEA Grants 2014-2021, Plovdiv Municipality will continue its successful actions towards creating an educational and social environment which is modern, favorable and open to the youth, tailored to their needs and the requirements of the 21st century.

Duration of project: 01.07.2020 – 01.07.2023

 

12. Project: BG05M9OP001-2.019-0014-C01 Continuing support for deinstitutionalization of children and young people in the Minicipality of Plovidv

Beneficiary: Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: Human Resources Development

Total value of the project: 1 462 261,52 BGN; 100% Grant

Aims and expected results: With this project under Procedure BG05M9OP001-2.019 “Continuing support for deinstitutionalization of children and young people”- STAGE 2- provision of social and integrated health and social services for children and families- Component 1, OPHRD 2014-2020, Plovdiv Municipality will continue the process of deinstitutionalization of children placed in homes for children deprived of parental care and the phased final closure of these institutions by ensuring the opening of 7 new social services in the community: 4 residential-type services- 2 family accommodation centers for children, a transitional residence, a monitored residence, and 3 advisory-type -a center for community support for children and families, a day center for support of children with disabilities and their families, a day center for support of children with heavy multiple disabilities and their families. For the functioning of the 7 new social services in the municipality of Plovdiv a specialized staff of 65 people will be appointed. They will be responsible for the overall provision of the appropriate care and comfort to the users with a view to their individual needs, including by providing for their daily and hygiene needs. The set of synergistic activities within the project will support the implementation of measures for: community support for children in residential care homes and children leaving care homes; health/ integrated health and social services for children with disabilities; care in a family environment for children at risk and more. The implementation of the project will contribute to guaranteeing the right of children to a family environment and access to quality care and services according to their individual needs, supporting the achievement of the main goal of the National Strategy “Vision for Deinstitutionalization of the children in the Republic of Bulgaria”, and will add to and build on the measures implemented in the area funded under OPHRD 2007-2013 and OPRG 2014-2020.

Duration of project: 25.08.2020 – 25.01.2022

 

13. Project: BG16RFOP001-6.002-0014-C01 “The ancient city walls of Philippopolis”

Beneficiary: Municipality of Plovdiv

Financing program/institution: OP Regions in Growth 2014-2020

Total value of the project: Grant 6 009 151,89 BGN; Self amount 2 003 050 BGN

Aims and expected results:
The project is aimed at the development of two competitive tourist attractions in the historical reserve “Ancient Plovdiv” – Plovdiv

Municipality and stimulation of diversification of local and regional tourist products.

Specific objectives:

1) By conserving, restoring and exhibiting the antique complex “East Gate of Philippopolis” and the Archaeological Complex “Nebet tepe” and the construction works on their overall

socialization, to support the transformation of these archaeological sites in the category “national importance” into preferred tourist

attractions offering suitable conditions for year-round visitation;

2) Providing advertising and presentation campaigns and stimulate the interests of different target groups of tourists;

3) By increasing the tourist flow, support the development of local business – directly or indirectly related to the development of tourist services.

The project includes three sites of intervention:

- Ancient complex “East Gate of Philippopolis”;

- Archaeological Complex “Nebet tepe”;

- Reconstruction of the elements of the technical infrastructure and improvement of approaches to the Archaeological complex “Nebet tepe” , Plovdiv.

In addition to the activities related to the construction and/or the conservation and restoration works, the conduction of an advertising campaign is envisaged for the promotion of the tourist attractions under the project, including marketing and presentation activities as per the usual practice. The project also includes other accompanying activities necessary for its preparation and implementation. These are construction and author’s supervision activities, implementation of information and communication measures, audit, organization and management.

Duration of project: 13.07.2020 – 13.07.2022

 

14. Project Name: Construction of social housing in Plovdiv city
Funding: Regions in Growth
Total Project cost: 7 165 650.82 BGN
Brief description: The implementation of the project envisages the construction of a new building in order to provide modern social housing for the accommodation of vulnerable groups of the population and other disadvantaged groups.
It is planned that the building will be built on private municipal property – “6 Vladaya” Str. – PI with ID 56784.525.232, which is located at quarter 14 according to the plan of the Quarter “Multifunctional zone East”.
It is envisaged to have an area of 6795 square meters, which will allow the separation of 40 one-bedroom, 22 two-bedroom, 8 three-bedroom and 4 four-bedroom apartments, 18 parking spaces, as general and auxiliary premises.
Implementation: 01.09.2020 – 01.03.2023

 

15. Project Name: Improving the urban environment in Zone with potential for economic development Gladno pole
Funding: Regions in Growth
Total Project cost: 11 886 112.50 BGN, grant 9 264 652.50 BGN, self amount 2 621 460.00 BGN
Brief description: The project proposal is related to the renovation of a zone with potential for economic development “Gladno Pole”, which will create prerequisites for optimal use of territorial resources and investment in the Plovdiv knowledge economy. The proposed actions are set to improve the urban environment, reduce air pollution and promote noise reduction measures through comprehensive renovation of transport infrastructure. As a result, the accessibility and connectivity of the economic zone will be increased, which will be the first step of a long-term vision for its future development as a focus of investment and high-tech activities.
Expected results:
1. Construction of street network (main and secondary) with landscaping and parking, including complete underground technical infrastructure and green areas for general public use: St. Petersburg Blvd., Todor Gatev Street – in the section from Bogomil Str.
2. Reconstruction, including the extension of Lev Tolstoy Street / from General Radko Dimitriev Street to Bogomil Street / and the implementation of street landscaping;
3. Rehabilitation of existing Bogomil Street / from Lev Tolstoy Street to St. Petersburg Boulevard / and Radko Dimitriev Street / from Lev Tolstoy Street to Georgi Stranski Street and the implementation of street landscaping.
Implementation: 29.10.2020 – 29.04.2023

 

16. Project Name: Reconstruction, rehabilitation and construction of educational infrastructure in 2 kindergartens in the city of Plovdiv
Funding: Regions in Growth
Total Project cost: 8 660 036.21 BGN
Brief description:
(A) Need for the project
The project will make a significant contribution to improving the conditions for early childhood care and educational services in the city of Plovdiv. The capacity of the city’s educational infrastructure will be optimized, through the construction of a new kindergarten and a new building connected to the existing one. The construction of these 2 buildings will lead to a better educational environment and more sports opportunities for children. The implementation of energy efficiency measures will respond to the need to reduce energy and resource costs – in line with environmental priorities and sound financial management of public institutions.
(B) Target groups
The target groups of the project include children up to three years of age (children under 3 years of age may enter kindergarten in September provided that they reach 3 years old by the end of the calendar year); preschool children; children with physical disabilities; staff of the renovated sites.
(C) Expected results
(1) Reconstruction, reconstruction and construction of a new corps of Zornitsa Kindergarten;
(2) Construction of a new building of Kamenitsa Kindergarten.
Implementation: 18.12.2020 – 18.06.2023

 

17. Project Name: Reconstruction of the urban environment in Plovdiv Municipality – 2020-2023
Funding: Regions in Growth
Total Project cost: 10 233 472.92 BGN, grant : 9 770 379.60 BGN, self amount : 463 093.32 BGN
Brief description: The project proposal will ensure the implementation of measures and activities aimed at the renovation and improvement of energy efficiency in five multifamily residential buildings:
1. Building on 30 Ivan Geshev Street;
2. Building on 196 Bulgaria Boulevard;
3. Building on 45-47 Bulgaria Boulevard;
4. Building on 83-91 Vasil Aprilov Boulevard;
5. Building on 1-3 Zheravna Street.
This set of buildings is a result of the application of a detailed assessment procedure, including the selection and prioritization of multifamily buildings that have applied for financial support within the framework of Procedure BG16RFOP001-1.001-039 “Implementation of Integrated Urban Recovery and Development Plans 2014- 2020 “. All preparatory activities for assessment and selection of multifamily buildings, preceding the development of this project proposal, ensure equal opportunities for the eligible owners of residential buildings in Plovdiv. This ensures a rational and transparent approach for spending of the indicative budget for energy efficiency of multifamily residential buildings in the city of Plovdiv.
Depending on the specific requirements in the energy efficiency audits and technical audits, the different buildings will be implemented:
1. a set of measures for energy efficiency and optimization of energy consumption, respectively limiting the ecological “footprint” of the buildings;
2. constructive restoration activities.
The project proposal will be a very important component of the integrated urban regeneration projects of the city of Plovdiv, as it will improve the characteristics of the housing sector, the living conditions and the ecological qualities of the urban environment.
Implementation : 30.12.2020 – 30.06.2023

 

18. Project Name: BG16RFOP001-1.003-0004-C02 Improvement of energy efficiency in multifamily residential buildings in the city of Plovdiv – Stage 1

Funding: Regions in Growth
Total Project cost: 3 692 629,44 BGN
Brief description: The project proposal will ensure the implementation of measures and activities aimed at the renovation and improvement of energy efficiency in five multifamily residential buildings:

1. Building on 30 Ivan Geshev Street;

2. Building on 196 Bulgaria Boulevard;

3. Building on 45-47 Bulgaria Boulevard;

4. Building on 83-91 Vasil Aprilov Boulevard;

5. Building on 1-3 Zheravna Street.

This set of buildings is a result of the application of a detailed assessment procedure, including the selection and prioritization of multifamily buildings that have applied for financial support within the framework of Procedure BG16RFOP001-1.001-039 “Implementation of Integrated Urban Recovery and Development Plans 2014- 2020 “. All preparatory activities for assessment and selection of multifamily buildings, preceding the development of this project proposal, ensure equal opportunities for the eligible owners of residential buildings in Plovdiv. This ensures a rational and transparent approach for spending of the indicative budget for energy efficiency of multifamily residential buildings in the city of Plovdiv.

Depending on the specific requirements in the energy efficiency audits and technical audits, the different buildings will be implemented:

1. a set of measures for energy efficiency and optimization of energy consumption, respectively limiting the ecological “footprint” of the buildings;

2. constructive restoration activities.

The project proposal will be a very important component of the integrated urban regeneration projects of the city of Plovdiv, as it will improve the characteristics of the housing sector, the living conditions and the ecological qualities of the urban environment.

Implementation: 04.01.2021 – 04.07.2023

 

19. Project Name: Providing a hot lunch in the conditions of a pandemic of COVID-19 on the territory of the Municipality of Plovdiv
Funding: Food and/or basic material assistance
Total Project cost: 2 546 918.34 BGN
Brief description: This project proposal is aimed at providing support for the most vulnerable groups of the population through the provision of food aid, as a social service to the community. Through its implementation 2 700 persons will be covered on the territory of the city of Plovdiv by the permissible target group, which due to various socio-economic reasons, are at risk (persons without income or with low income below the poverty line – people in difficulty due to the deteriorating economic situation in the country, people who due to their age or disability are at higher risk of infection and adverse infection; persons subject to social assistance, for whom the need for additional support has been identified and in the conditions of an emergency epidemic situation are unable to meet their basic living needs) in the conditions of the announced epidemiological situation in the Republic of Bulgaria, arising from the need to limit the spread of COVID-19 . The project proposal will be implemented through procurement for the service of providing food aid for the users of a service provider. The same will be selected in compliance with the provisions of Public procurement law. The selected contractor will be responsible for the overall implementation of the service, including purchasing, preparation and supply of food in the form of a hot lunch for persons from the target group. The service will be available to users in the six administrative districts of the city of Plovdiv, in premises provided by the selected service provider, fulfilling the terms of Food law. The provision of food aid, in the form of food rations for the persons in need, will be carried out over a period of 4 months (01.01.2021 to 27.04.2021).The total value of the implementation of the activities is 649 539 lv. The main activities of the project will be complemented by measures on information and publicity to ensure maximum transparency and adequate awareness of the target groups and stakeholders.
Implementation: 04.01.2021 – 30.06.2022

 

20. Project Name: Patronage care + in Plovdiv Municipality
Funding: Human Resources Development
Total Project cost: 2 823 558.18 BGN
Brief description: The project proposal will ensure the provision of integrated social and health services for people with disabilities and people at risk, in connection with limiting the spread and overcoming the consequences of COVID-19.
Implementation: 29.01.2021 – 01.03.2022

 

21. Project Name: BGENERGY-2.001-0030-C01 Introduction of Energy Conservation Measures for Rehabilitation and Modernization of Street Lighting in the Central and South Districts of Plovdiv Municipality

Funding: EEA FM, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security
Total Project cost: 1 126 999,69 BGN
Brief description: The Project – Introduction of ECM for Rehabilitation and Modernization of Street Lighting in the Central and South Districts of Plovdiv Municipality, under the EEA FM 2014-2021, aims at building a modernized municipal systems for external artificial lighting (SEAL) by introducing EE measures in two districts of Plovdiv – Central (between Koprivshtitza Blvd., Maritza-Iug Blvd, Ruski Blvd and Hristo Botev Blvd) and South (between Komatevsko Shose Str., Academic Petar Dinekov Str., Makedonia Blvd. and Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd). The specific objectives of the project will be achieved through the implementation of the envisaged synergistic activities, namely: 1. Organization and management of the project; 2. Providing information and communication on the project; 3. Performing engineering for the construction of EE SEAL; 4. Performing construction supervision and conformity assessment; 5. Financial audit;6.Organization and conduction of activities for exchange of experience and transfer of knowledge in the field of Energy efficiency. The envisaged set of activities will ensure the quality, transparency and effective implementation of the project, which will lead to: the replacement of 1913pcs. luminaires with modern LEDs, part of SEAL in the two Plovdiv districts; establishment of a system for automated management and control and introduction of RES-based power supply for SEAL. With this project, Plovdiv Municipality will have the opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions, energy consumption and financial costs for electricity, as well as to improve the living conditions of the population directly affected by project interventions or – 165818 people, as well as in the long term – for the residents and guests of the city. The project is fully in line with leading strategic plans on a national and European level, contributing to the reduction of energy consumption, dependence on energy imports and pollution with harmful emissions; increase of EE and use of RES, etc.

Implementation: 24.02.2021 – 24.08.2022

 

22. Project: BG05M9OP001-2.056-0002 Socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable groups in the Municipality of Plovdiv through improved access to education, employment and health

Financing program/institution: OP “Human Resource Development” 2014-2020 and OP “Science and Education for Smart Growth” 2014-2020
Total value of the project: 1 563 955.71 BGN
Aims and Expected Results: The project aims to implement a comprehensive programme for socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable groups in the Municipality of Plovdiv by providing improved access to education, employment and health. The subsidized employment will reduce the level of poverty in ethnic minority communities while providing access to the labor market for low skill workers. The trainings to be carried out under the project aim to improve the motivation and competencies of the people from the target group as well as to increase their employability by upgrading their professional skills. The project also aims to support the social inclusion of children from ethnic minorities by increasing their motivation and participation in educational, cultural and sport activities, improving their Bulgarian language proficiency, enhancing their learning environment, stimulating their artistic and sport achievements. Work with parents is another important aspect of the project that will support group educational activities involving both children and parents.

Duration: 07.07.2021 – 07.01.2023

 

23. Project: № BGENVIRONMENT-4.001-0001, Predefined project №3 Implementation of Innovative Measures to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change in Municipalities in Bulgaria, Municipality of Plovdiv participates in the project as a partner

Financing program/institution: Environment Protection and Climate Change Programme under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area
Total value of project: Total grant – BGN 5 476 244,98, incl. BGN 539 809,08 for the Municipality of Plovdiv
Aims and Expected Results: Improvement of local authorities’ capacity to plan and identify creative and innovative urban planning solutions and to implement them in order to mitigate the impact and adapt to climate change.

Duration of project: 03.02.2021 – 30.04.2024

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