The Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and Norway funds several programs in different countries and priority areas. In Bulgaria, in the 2009-2014 period, one of the funded programs was called “BG02” and focused on improved integrated management of Marine and Inland Waters.
Fresh Thoughts supported the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water by:
- discussing the programme’s expected outcomes;
- supporting the Programme Officer in preparing three sets of evaluation criteria related to the programme’s subject area. These formed part of the evaluation grid to be published in the calls for proposals and used for project ranking and selection; and
- drafted administrative evaluation criteria
In addition, the project covered ad hoc support concerning the execution of the three calls.