The Green Industry Innovation Programme Bulgaria is a programme area under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (Norway Grants) which contributes to the reduction of the economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and strengthens the bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Norway.
The objective of the Programme is to increase competitiveness of green enterprises, including greening of existing industries, green innovation and green entrepreneurship. The expected outcome of the Programme is: Realization of business opportunities of greening the European economy.
The Green Industry Innovation Programme Bulgaria is a business development programme and the Programme vision is: Good for Business and Good for Environment. All supported projects aim at a final result of improving the environment performance of enterprises.
The Programme Operator is Innovation Norway – a state owned entity under the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Norwegian County Municipalities. Innovation Norway has the full responsibility for the development and the implementation of the Programme, which also includes assessment of project proposals, signing of project contracts, monitoring of the approved projects, certifying costs and executing payments.