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to the website of the project № BG 0031 – EEA FM "State and prospects of the Castanea sativa population in Belasitsa mountain: climate change adaptation, maintenance of biodiversity and sustainable ecosystem management".

The project BG 0031 – EEA FM beneficiary institution is the Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with the official partnership of the Icelandic Forest Research. The project implementation is supported by the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism through the EEA and Norway Grants and administered by the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) affiliated to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Secretariat in Brussels. The Bulgarian focal point of the project is the Management of EU Funds Directorate at the Council of Ministers. Since 01.06.2009 the Structural Funds and International Educational Programs Directorate at the Ministry of Education and Science was assigned as the project implementing agency.

The overall objective of the project BG 0031 – EEA FM is to contribute to the improvement of the state and management of Castanea sativa forests in the Bulgarian part of Belasitsa mountain and to maintain the critical elements of biodiversity associated with them.

The project implementation period is July 2009 – April 2011.


Forest Research Institute, Sofia
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Icelandic Forest Research

EEA & Norway Grants

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