"European funds for competitiveness" Directorate General




Hristian Sultanov- Director General

tel: +359 2 93 29 275


Address: 1000 Sofia, No 21, "6-ti Septemvri" Str.


Kalin Marinov - Deputy Director General

Tel.: +359 2 80 75 300


Address: 1000 Sofia, No 21, "6-ti Septemvri" Str.


Iliana Ilieva - Deputy Director General

tel: +359 2 8075367



“European Funds for Competitiveness” DG is established on May 1st, 2012 pursuant to the DCM № 80 of April 23, 2012, for amendment and supplement of the Structural Regulation of the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism. The Directorate General is a Managing Authority under Operational Programme “Innovation and Competitiveness” 2014-2020 and belongs to the specialized administration of the Ministry of Economy.

Main objectives:

1. Organizes and coordinates the implementation of the commitments of the Ministry Economy, set out in the Strategy for Bulgaria's participation in the Structural Funds;

2. Performs the functions of Managing Authority of Operational Programme "Innovation and Competititveness" 2014-2020, according to the principle of segregation of duties in a manner, which does not allow an official to have both the responsibility for approval, execution, accounting and control;

3. Performs the functions of Executive Agency and Project Implementation Unit under PHARE Programme and Managing Authority of Operational Programme "Development of the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy" 2007-2013 ;

4. Participates in the development of the forecasts and budget estimates of the Ministry of Economy, as well as in the implementation of the programs of the program budget of the Ministry in view of its functional competence;

5. Participates in the preparation of operational programmes and other documents for the programming period 2014 – 2020.

Structure of the Directorate General

Directorate General “European Funds for Competitiveness” is managed by a Director General. In exercising its powers the Director General is assisted by a Deputy Director.

Directorate General “European Funds for Competitiveness” has a total number of 238 staff positions. It is structured in six departments, at one of which there are 7 regional units / sectors in district cities of the country.

„Legislation, internal control and irregularities” Department

„Coordination, publicity and technical assistance” Department

„Programming, monitoring and evaluation of the OP” Department

„Monitoring and financial management” Department

„Provision of grants and contracting” Department

„Legality of procedures and legal representation” Department