Over 200 municipal experts participated in the 11th National Meeting of Specialists on Programs and Projects by Local Authorities, 13-15.11.2019. Together with the representatives of managing authorities and program operators, the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the EC and The central coordinating unit, the participants discussed the progress in the implementation of the European programs and the preparation for the next planning period.
Special attention was paid to NAMRB projects for development of local capacity for sustainable development and especially to the project "GALOP - Growth through activation of local potential" under the program "Local development, poverty reduction and improved inclusion of vulnerable groups", funded by the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021.
Ms. Tsvetana Gerdjikova, Head of the Program Operator of the Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups program, introduced the participants to the possibilities of the program for financing municipal projects. In more detail, the presentation explained the possibilities of municipalities to apply with project proposals in the call open until the end of the year for selection of projects for construction of youth centers, as well as in the upcoming call for selection of projects for construction and expansion of kindergartens.