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Bulgaria

This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in Bulgaria. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in Bulgaria. 

Contacts

Organisation

Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works

Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works 
17-19 St. St. Cyril and Methodius 
Sofia 1202
Bulgaria

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2021-2027

This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in Bulgaria for the 2021-2027 programming period. 

The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in your project's budget. 

List of managing authorities

In the file below you can find details about the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each Partner State of Interreg Europe. For Bulgaria, open sheet BG in the file.

Control system (2021-2027)

Please see the table below for a summary of each country's control system for the 2021-2027 period. 

2014-2020

This section provides information on the system set up for the first level control in Bulgaria for the 2014-2020 programming period. 

The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets. 

The system

Bulgaria uses a decentralised control system.

A shortlist of eligible external controllers is established at national level. The short list will be published by the end of the first reporting period at the latest. 

How is a controller nominated?

Step one
Before the end of each reporting period, the Bulgarian project partner sends a request for the 'nomination of a controller listed in the shortlist of controllers' to: 

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Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works 
Territorial Cooperation Management Directorate 
9 str. Stefan Karadzha 
Sofia - 1000,
Bulgaria 
Fax: +359 2 94 05 487

Contact

Ms Desislava Georgieva 
Director General of Territorial Cooperation Management 
+359 2 94 05 487

Step two 
Based on a request from the project partners, the Territorial Cooperation Management Directorate within the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works selects the controller in accordance with respective national rules from the list of external independent controllers. 

Step three
The Territorial Cooperation Management Directorate will then inform the nominated controller and the partner of the nomination and will invite them to fill, sign and submit a "checklist for approbation of first level controllers" to the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. 

Step four
Following reception of the document and after checking that the nominated controller is independent from project activities and finances the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works will authorise the controller to carry out the Interreg Europe project by issuing a first level control approbation certificate. 

Step five
The project partner must themselves contract the authorised external controller. A template of the service contract between the project partner and the controller is provided by the National Authority. 

The costs

The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible external expertise costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules. 

The contract between the project partner and the FLC determines the exact remuneration payable by the partner to the controller for the control exercised for each specific project (BGN 2400 = EUR 1227.12 per year or BGN 1200 = EUR 613.56 for six months). 

On-the-spot checks

The first level controllers will carry out on-the-spot-checks once every reporting period for each project partner

For more information on the control system in Bulgaria, please contact the national point of contact

The Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, acting as National Authority on the implementation of the Interreg Europe programme will conclude a contract with each Bulgarian beneficiary/partner for providing national co-financing from the state budget up to 15% of the Bulgarian partner budget in the project. 

The national co-financing will be contracted after the signing pf the subsidy contract for the project between the lead partner and the managing authority/joint secretariat of the Interreg Europe programme and after the submissions of all necessary documents in accordance with national rules. 

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