Bulgaria: 2nd Call for Proposals - Welfare Technology, Small Grant Scheme

European Economic Area
Last date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Detailed Description

European Economic Area (EEA) has announced the 2nd call for proposals for the Welfare Technology, Small Grant Scheme to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Bulgarian business sector. The Programme seeks to stimulate and develop long-term business cooperation between Norway (hereafter referred to as “the Donor State”) and Bulgaria, based on business development and innovation.

The target group of the Programme are Bulgarian enterprises in the private sector (SMEs and large enterprises), but especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is not mandatory to have partners in the projects, but Partnership Projects are encouraged and will be awarded additional points during the assessment.

Funding Information

  • The minimum amount of grant assistance applied for shall be EUR 50,000
  • The maximum amount of grant assistance applied for shall be EUR 200,000.

Eligible Activities

  • Development of innovative WT-technologies and services that help elderly and persons with disabilities to become more independent and reliant;
  • Development of WT-products, services and solutions that help meeting the social and health challenges of the ageing society;
  • Development of technological solutions mainly used by/support staff that deliver or carry out welfare services;

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants: SMEs, as defined in the EU Recommendation 2003/3611, and large enterprises with no more than 25 % public ownership, established as legal persons in Bulgaria.
  • The Applicant must have been established for at least three fiscal years at the deadline for submission of project proposals.

Eligible partners: Any private or public entity, commercial or non-commercial or NGO established as a legal person in Norway or in Bulgaria.


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