In this section you will find information about Interreg Europe in your country - who to contact for programme information, which organisations are responsible for Structural Funds, if there are any information seminars happening, what system of first level control is set up in your country and any other information specific to your location.

National point of contact

If you need basic information about the programme, if you have any questions on how the programme rules are interpreted in your country, if you want to check whether your organisation is eligible for funding, or if you want to know if there are any information events organised, then get in touch with your point of contact.

Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
"Territorial Cooperation Management" Directorate General
17-19 St. St. Cyril and Methodius
Sofia 1202

Marius Mladenov
Head of "European Territorial Cooperation and Neighbourhood Programmes" Department
Phone: + 359 (2) 9405 697
Fax: + 359 (2) 9405 594
E-mail: mmladenov@mrrb.government.bg

Irina Rangelova
Phone: + 359 (2) 9405 596
Fax: + 359 (2) 9405 594
E-mail: IRangelova@mrrb.government.bg

Desislava Mihaylova
Phone: +359 (2) 9405 697
Fax: + 359 (2) 9405 594
E-mail: DMihaylova@mrrb.government.bg

Gergana Ivanova
Phone: +359 (2) 9405 277
Fax: + 359 (2) 9405 594
E-mail: g.ivanova@mrrb.government.bg

Nely Ivanova
Phone: + 359 (2) 9405 277
Fax: + 359 (2) 9405 594
E-mail: NIvanova@mrrb.government.bg

Liza Kamenova
Phone: + 359 (2) 9405 594
Fax: + 359 (2) 9405 594
E-mail: LKamenova@mrrb.government.bg

Bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes

You can find here the lists of the managing authorities and/or intermediate bodies of Investment for Growth and Jobs programmes and European Territorial Cooperation programmes. If policies under these programmes are addressed by a project, we would expect the relevant organisation to be partner. If they are not partners, the relevant organisation must sign the letter of support submitted with the project application.

National co-financing

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 signing of the subsidy contract for the project between the lead partner and the managing authority /joint secretariat of the Interreg Europe programme and submitting all necessary documents in accordance with national rules.

National events

Details of any events organised in your country are published here. The national point of contact is responsible for the organisation and registration for national events.

National information day on Interreg Europe is an event for potential applicants. It is an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the features of the new interregional cooperation programme. The event also offers inspiring examples of INTERREG IVC projects and their achievements.

25 March 2015SofiaAgendaEvent on invitation only
19 May 2015SofiaAgendaRegistration closed

First level control information

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in your country. Any costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in any project budget.

The system

Bulgaria has chosen to implement a decentralised control system. A shortlist of eligible professionals – external controllers is established at national level. 

The shortlist of external controllers will be published soon, the latest by the end of the first reporting period.

Procedure for nomination of a controller 

Before the end of each reporting period, the Bulgarian project partner will send a request for nomination of a controller listed in the shortlist of controllers to the following body: 

Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
"Territorial Cooperation Management" Directorate General
17-19 St. St. Cyril and Methodius
Sofia - 1202, Bulgaria
Fax: +359 2 98 70 737
Director General of “Territorial Cooperation Management” Directorate General 

Based on a request from the project partners, the controller will be selected by the “Territorial Cooperation Management” Directorate General within the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works in accordance with respective national rules from the list of external independent controllers. 

The "Territorial Cooperation Management” Directorate General will inform the nominated controller and the partner of the nomination and will invite them to fill, sign and submit a “Checklist for the Approbation of first level controllers” to the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.  

Following reception of the document and 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 control of the INTERREG Europe project by issuing a first level control approbation certificate. This certificate will have to be submitted with each partner control confirmation. 

The project partner will 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 further information on the control system in Bulgaria, the National Contact Point can also be contacted. 


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