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"European funds for competitiveness" Directorate General

EUROPEAN FUNDS FOR COMPETITIVENESS“ DIRECTORATE GENERAL

AT THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY 

Contacts:

Smilena Kostova - acting Director General and Head of Managing authority of OPIC

tel: +359 2 807 53 00

e-mail: s.kostova@mi.government.bg

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

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Iliana Ilieva - Deputy Director General and Head of Managing authority of OPSMEI

tel: +359 2 807 53 67

e-mail: i.ilieva@mi.government.bg

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“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” and Operational Programme "Small and medium-sized enterprises initiative" for the programming period 2014-2020 and belongs to the specialized administration of the Ministry of Economy.

Main objectives:

1. Organizatoin and coordination of the activities related to the commitments of Ministry of Economy, provided for in the European and national legislation for the implementation of the Community Cohesion Policy;

2. Performing the functions of Managing Authority of Operational Programme "Innovation and Competititveness" 2014-2020 (OPIC) and Operational Programme  "Small and medium-sized enterprises initiative" 2014-2020 (OPSMEI) according to the principle of segregation of duties;

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

Structure of the Directorate General

Directorate General “European Funds for Competitiveness” is managed by a Director General and has a total number of 214 staff positions, approved by a normative act. In exercising its powers the Director General is assisted by two deputy directors. The Directorate is structured in five departments, at one of which there are regional units / sectors in district cities of the country.

„Legislation, internal control and irregularities” Department

„Coordination, publicity and technical assistance” Department

„Programming, evaluation and contracting of grants” Department

„Monitoring and financial management” Department

„Legality of procedures and legal representation” Department