Grant Agreement concluded under Interreg-IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020 with partners Vidin Municipality and Zajecar Municipality.
On November 22, 2016, Vidin Municipality in its role as Lead Partner signed a contract with RD-02-29-252 / 22.11.2016 for grant assistance with the Managing Authority of INTERREG-IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020 in connection with the implementation of the project “Prevention and mitigation of the consequences of man-made transboundary calamities in Vidin-Zajecar region”, ref. No. CB.007.1.31.304. A partner on the project from the Serbian side is the municipality of Zajecar.
The project envisages an investment for the supply of waste-washing machines for the needs of the Municipality of Vidin and the municipality of Zajecar. This project contributes to reducing risks such as droughts, floods, forest fires, landslides and environmental pollution as well as their prevention and will increase the administrative capacity in this area of responsible experts in the long run.
The main activities of the project include: overall project management, information and publicity of the project, delivery of equipment for Vidin and Zajecar, demonstration cleaning of two dumps in Vidin and two landfills in Zajecar, exchange of experience for employees of both administrations, training to increase the capacity in the field of prevention of disasters related to human activity, to develop a detailed study of the cross-border impact of illegal landfills on the territory of the Municipality of Vidin and the municipality of Zajecar.
The overall objective of the project is to prevent and mitigate the effects of artificial transboundary disasters in the Vidin-Zajecar region. The specific objectives of the project are: 1) Purchase of waste collection equipment; 2) Demonstration cleaning of landfills for each partner with newly acquired equipment; 3) Exchange of experience; 4) Disaster training. The project will be in line with IN No.3.1 “Joint risk management”.
The target groups to be covered by the project are: the citizens of Vidin Municipality – 65 727 and the Municipality of Zaichar – 59461; employees of the Municipality of Vidin – 180 and the Municipality of Zaychar-183; Roma – 10, people with disabilities – 4.
Duration of the project: 24 months (23.11.2016 – 22.11.2018)
Contract value: € 547,711.82
IPA funding: € 465,555.04
Bulgarian national co-financing: 46 190,12 euro
Serbian co-financing: 35 966.66 euro
The project is co-funded by the European Union through the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg-IPA Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020.
This publication is supported by the European Union through the Interreg-IPA Bulgaria-Serbia Cross-Border Program 2014-2020, CCI No 2014TC16I5CB007. The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of the Municipality of Vidin and should in no way be taken as an expression of the opinion of the European Union or the Managing Authority of the Program.