Welcome to the blog of JESSICA’s Regional Urban Development Fund! (Aug. 10, 2013)

April 1, 2014

This is the place for informal meetings with the Regional Urban Development Fund AD – one of two Bulgarian funds under the European JESSICA initiative.

What are we to find here?

Everything that is not in the formal working documents of the Fund – stories of completed projects in Bulgaria and abroad and all about projects that are about to begin in Bulgaria.

We’ll write more informally about official matters – who can get funding , what can it be used for and what would it cost.

Project sponsors can request funding for“sport and entertainment facilities, for projects providing community services, for producing and distribution of food “- but what exactly should projects look like?

We shall discuss how appropriate projects can improve the living environment in Bourgas, Pleven, Plovdiv, Rousse,Stara Zagoraand Varna.

We shall not onlydiscuss the innovative Financial Instrument – established in 2006 and operating since 2010 in 12European Union countries but also how it works in practice?

Most importantly we shall write about what are the expectations and what are the expected end results of “Jessica.”

This is all new- long-term and cheaper non-grant money for long-term highly diverse urban projects that are expected to be useful for the city and for each of us.

We expect lots of comments that are often more interesting thanthe serious part of the blog 🙂


Date: Aug. 10, 2013