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Human Resources Development Operational Programme (HRD OP)

 · Targets the employment topics, the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

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OP Human Resources (HRDOP) is set upon the following three pillars:

  1. Higher employment rate and better quality employment by fighting against unemployment among labour market vulnerable groups, above all youth and long-term unemployed, and also the achievement of higher employment rate among older-age people;
  2. Reducing poverty and promoting social inclusion – quality employment is the best way to tackle poverty and social exclusion, together with facilitating access to employment for people who are away from the labour market. The pillar addresses also children with disabilities, the need for deinstitutionalization and replacement of the institutional model of care for the elderly with home-based or community services, Roma integration, and provision of support to social enterprises;
  3. Modernisation of public policies – Strengthening and building up capacity of the structures which implement policies in the field of equal opportunities and non-discrimination; establishing a better coordination between the institutions, providers of social and healthcare services and the civil sector. Within this pillar HRDOP will provide support to transnational cooperation between organisations from Bulgaria and other EU Member States. Based on small-scale initiatives for exchange of experience and best practices, transnational projects should serve as the basis for establishing effective and efficient policies at national level.
Rate of co-financing and conditions

85 % funded by the ERDF and 15 % by national financing; more details are specified in the particular calls, i.e. minimal and maximum amounts.

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For more information regarding the individual calls/measures, please contact the Managing Authority and/or the eumis2020 – Portal with Open procedures and calls and e-application in Bulgaria.

Title of the instrument
Human Resources Development Operational Programme (HRD OP)
Type of aid

More details are specified in the particular calls

Eligible beneficiaries
Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, National Government, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services, Other
Time frame
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2023
Legal basis
Commission Implementing Decision C(2014)9080 of 28.11.2014 approving certain elements of the Operational Program "Human resource Development" in Bulgaria and its amendments
Usefull links
Human Resources Development Operational Programme (HRD OP) website
eumis2020 - Portal with Open procedures and calls and e-application in Bulgaria