Cooperation Programme Bulgaria – Greece 2005
Scheme for Integrated Support for Economic Development and Promotion of
Employment, Budget line: BG: 2005/017-454.02.01
Project „Training centre
“Maritza” for cooperative Bulgarian – Greek professional training”
- Establishing Training
centre “Maritza” for co-operative Bulgarian – Greek professional
- Stimulating the
co-operation between Bulgarian and Greek experts for development of
common training programmes
- Developing of common
programmes for professional training
- Implementing three pilot
training initiatives on the programmes for professional training,
developed within the project.
- Raising the qualification
of the direct beneficiaries of the project
Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Bulgaria - Greece was established in
1994. It aids the development of the border regions of
the candidate states for their further integration in
the EU. The long-term objectives of PHARE CBC
To help border regions overcome
specific economic and social problems which may arise from their
unification of the economic and social conditions
on both sides of the outer borders of EU
To facilitate the
cross-border co-operation of regional actors and agencies in the
basic strategic papers according to which the Cross-Border Cooperation
Programme operates are the Joint Programming Document (JPD), which
comprises a common frame for cooperation between both countries and
Community Support Initiative Interreg III A - PHARE CBC Greece –
Bulgaria 2000 – 2006 between the Bulgarian and Greek authorities,
approved by the European Union on 27.12.2001.
general objective of the Phare Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes
Bulgaria – Greece, in compliance with the papers, set out above, is the
development of the region as a nucleus and nexus for peace, development
and expansion of the European Economic Territory in the interior of the
Balkans, the Black Sea region and the eastern Mediterranean. The
specific goals, which will implement the strategy and lead to the
attainment of the general objective, are as follows:
Ending the geographical and communicational isolation of the region.
Economic development of the region and promotion of employment.
Functional upgrading of the region, in order to tackle the social,
cultural and environmental impact of the current socio-economic changes.
The Grant Scheme for
Integrated Support for Economic Development and Promotion of Employment,
Budget line: BG: 2005/017-454.02.01 is connected to the second priority
axis Economic development and employment from the common programming set
with the following measures: Aid to business activities; Human resources
and employment; Cooperation between educational and research
The projects supported by this
grant scheme are orientated to:
business support such as chambers of commerce, professional and
trade associations, agencies for economic development, business
centres, business incubators, associations of trade unions.
such as schools, colleges, universities, centres for professional
training, research institutions.
associations of municipalities and of small and medium-sized
Eligible activities are divided
into two types of measures:
1) Soft measures such as
organizing of business meetings, conferences, training sessions,
2) Investment activities such as
deliveries in the sphere of environmental protection – specialized
equipment and technologies, monitoring systems, internet equipment for
creating networks, database and virtual information centres, minor
Eligible candidates may apply
with project proposals either for the soft measures only or for the both
types of measures – soft and investment. Projects, concerning only
investment measures will be considered ineligible.
Implemented projects should
achieve results on the following three components:
Aid to business activities:
Information and coordination
centres for economic development and tourism, established on
Promotional events (business
exhibitions, conferences, seminars), organized with the purpose of
advancing cross-border business cooperation.
Creation of database for
providing cross-border business information.
Business agreements, developed
and signed by Greek and Bulgarian entrepreneurs.
Information campaigns for small
and medium-sized enterprises, aiming at raising the public awareness in
regard to the common law of the EU.
Development of new joint
Small and medium-sized companies
with introduced quality management systems.
Companies, consulted for
development of business plans, technological transfer, patents.
Component 2: Human resources
Fostering employment events.
networks for encouraging employment.
initiatives and/or schemes for professional training in the sphere of
tourism and economy (especially young workers and women).
Training for beginning and
Component 3: Cooperation
among educational and research institutions
networks for cooperation and exchange of know-how and innovations among
universities, research and technological institutions.
Developed common educational
programmes including programmes in foreign languages.
Establishment of schemes for
two-sided training and cooperation aiming at raising human resources
Establishment of cross-border
Overall objective of the programme:
overall objective of the programme is to foster employment, improve
competitiveness and promote growth of enterprises in the cross-border
region and support the creation of cross-border business partnerships.
Enhancing the cross-border economic activities and employment through
improved cooperation between the businesses in the cross-border region
Encouraging networking between local organizations with the aim to
developing human resource capacities and skills.
This project is financed
by the EU
This project is implemented by RMA"Maritza"
This document is issued with EU financial support. RMA “Maritza” is responsible for the document's contents and it can not be considered that this document presents the EU official statement.