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Bulgaria

Bulgaria participates in the following funds/programmes.

2014-2020

Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

Internal Security Fund - Borders

  • Responsible authority

    International Projects Directorate - Ministry of Interior
    29 Shesti Septemvri Str. Sofia 1000

  • Budget

    The basic allocation for Bulgaria under this fund is €40.366.130,00.

  • More information on this fund:

    Internal Security Fund - Borders web page

Internal Security Fund - Police

  • Responsible authority

    International Projects Directorate - Ministry of Interior
    29 Shesti Septemvri Str. Sofia 1000

  • Budget

    The basic allocation for Bulgaria under this fund is €32.002.293,00.

  • More information on this fund:

    Internal Security Fund - Police web page

2007-2013

Refugee Fund

  • Responsible authority

    State Agency for Refugees at the Council of Ministers
    21A, Montevideo Blvd., BG-Sofia 1618

    Responsible Authority Website

  • Budget

    The allocations for Bulgaria under the fund were as follows:

    YearAllocationYearAllocation
    2007*2011€756.023,30
    2008€641.665,782012€753.313,00
    2009€671.156,562013€752.190,00
    2010€721.199,97

    (*) The fund did not exist yet or the country didn't participate in it for the given period

    (**) Data is not yet available for the given period

  • More information on this fund:

    Refugee Fund web page

Integration Fund

  • Responsible authority

    Directorate "European Affairs and International Cooperation" at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
    2, Triaditza str., BG-1051 Sofia

    Responsible Authority Website

  • Budget

    The allocations for Bulgaria under the fund were as follows:

    YearAllocationYearAllocation
    2007€517.375,772011€872.018,70
    2008€517.304,322012€851.681,00
    2009€833.043,512013€653.908,00
    2010€926.403,31

    (*) The fund did not exist yet or the country didn't participate in it for the given period

    (**) Data is not yet available for the given period

  • More information on this fund:

    Integration Fund web page

Return Fund

  • Responsible authority

    Ministry of the Interior, International Projects Directorate
    29, Shesti Septemvri Str BG-1000 Sofia

  • Budget

    The allocations for Bulgaria under the fund were as follows:

    YearAllocationYearAllocation
    2007*2011€691.053,10
    2008€681.043,302012€768.931,00
    2009€691.966,552013€844.565,00
    2010€702.673,00

    (*) The fund did not exist yet or the country didn't participate in it for the given period

    (**) Data is not yet available for the given period

  • More information on this fund:

    Return Fund web page

External Borders Fund

  • Responsible authority

    Ministry of the Interior, International Projects Directorate
    29, Shesti Septemvri Str BG-1000 Sofia

  • Budget

    The allocations for Bulgaria under the fund were as follows:

    YearAllocationYearAllocation
    2007*2011€7.869.317,64
    2008*2012€10.861.347,00
    2009*2013€13.409.540,00
    2010€5.991.481,28

    (*) The fund did not exist yet or the country didn't participate in it for the given period

    (**) Data is not yet available for the given period

  • More information on this fund:

    External Borders Fund web page

Terrorism & other Security-related Risks


Organisations established in Bulgaria may participate in the CIPS programme.

Prevention of and Fight against Crime


Organisations established in Bulgaria may participate in the ISEC programme.



Examples of projects

Programme for voluntary return of vulnerable persons

An information campaign promoting voluntary return ensured non-EU migrants were aware of the option of an assisted return to their country of origin, while reintegration measures, including practical support, ensured the return was successful in the longer term.

Project dates:  30/12/2011 - 30/06/2012RFBulgaria
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Provision of legal representation to asylum seekers

Asylum seekers in Bulgaria received free and independent legal advice, raising awareness of their rights and obligations during the Refugee Status Determination Procedure.

Project dates:  14/06/2011 - 30/06/2011ERFBulgaria
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