On 7 June 2021, a call for project proposals on “Education and care in early childhood” was announced under the programme “Local development, poverty reduction and enhanced inclusion of vulnerable groups”, funded by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.
The procedure aims to provide support to children from vulnerable groups, including Roma communities, in early childhood and to their families to improve access to health care, develop parenting skills, improve the family environment, increase school readiness for children, inclusion in the education system, with the aim of reducing the transmission of intergenerational poverty. The procedure provides support for the establishment of centres and/or for the implementation of a complex of functionally related services (hub) for education and care at an early age.
Eligible applicants: Municipalities in Bulgaria with at least three socially isolated communities with a concentration of problems creating a risk of poverty, social exclusion and marginalisation, and with not less than 300 children aged 0-6.
The deadline for applications is 15 September 2021 until 18.00 h.
Please consult the EEA Grants website for more details on application requirements and the link to the application portal: https://www.eeagrants.bg/en/programs/local-development/news/obyavyavane-na-proczedura.