Calls for proposals

BG051PO001-7.0.01 Without Borders- Component 1

Human Resources Development

The Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy calls all prospective applicants to submit their project proposals on Priority Axis 7 Transnational and Interregional Cooperation, through grant scheme for financial aid BG051PO001-7.0.01 WITHOUT BORDERS - COMPONENT 1

The grant scheme has the following objectives:

The objective of this operation is to build a platform, which will allow all stakeholders to benefit from the lessons learned under EQUAL, as well as to exchange ideas and plans on the best ways to use the ESF assistance in the following policy fields: employment, education and training, social inclusion, sound management of projects and programmes.

The grant scheme shall be realized with the financial support of the European Social Fund.

The projects will be implemented on the territory of all EU Member States.

The activities, which will be granted support shall include:

• observations, studies and surveys of developments in other Member States or third countries, including study visits and placements;
• assessment, peer reviews, benchmarking of relevant practices and performance in other Member States;
• dissemination and sharing of information, experience, good practices and lessons learnt, e.g. through publications, events, networks, twinning arrangements;
• exchange of programme and project managers, staff, trainers, trainees, representatives of stakeholders;
• import, transfer and adaptation of models and practices from abroad;
• joint or coordinated development, testing or validation of services, products or support systems;
• coordinated joint actions;
• sharing experience on the ground.

The complete set of Guidelines for Applicants is published on the following website:

The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 September 2011, 16:00 local time at the following address:

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
European Funds, International Programmes and Projects General Directorate
2, Triaditsa St., Sofia 1051



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