EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE!
The Council of Ministers approved the draft of the Interreg VI-A Romania-Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2021-2027. The total budget is 207, 5 mln. Of these, 163.5 million are provided by the European Regional Development Fund. The program will fund joint projects under four priorities: "A well-connected region", "A greener region", "A more educated region" and Integrated Territorial Development.
The program territory covers eight Bulgarian districts - Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Silistra and Dobrich. On the Romanian side, it includes seven Romanian regions - Constanta, Calarasi, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Dol, Mehedinţi and Olt. Beneficiaries can be national, regional and local authorities, universities, research centers, associations, NGOs, civic associations and networks, and others. The main goal of the program is to ensure sustainable and innovative growth of the regions, in accordance with the new EU cohesion policy for the period 2021-2027. h The Territorial Agenda 2030, the European Green Pact, etc.
The program is to be sent for approval by the European Commission.