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BG-RO E-GoverNet – e-MS code:RO BG-168

Development of an information network to ease the cooperation between public authorities, NGOs, business and citizens in the cross-border region Bulgaria-Romania

What’s the goal?

The project aims to establish an efficient and effective innovative tool for better cooperation/coordination among public and private stakeholders at cross-border level

What’s the budget?

1,489,666.82 euro, out of which 1,266,216.80 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 99,982 euro for LB, 9,526 euro for B2, 60,390 euro for B3

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Business Support Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises – Ruse (BG)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Ruse Regional Administration (BG) - withdrawn

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Eastern Danube Convention & Visitors Bureau Association (RO)

When is it happening?

Start date: 20.04.2017

End date: 19.04.2019

Duration: 24 months

Where is it happening?

Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Vidin, Vratsa, Ruse and Dobrich in Bulgaria (+ Sofia).

Giurgiu, Mehedinţi, Calarasi, Constanta, Dolj in Romania (+Bucharest)

How is it going to happen?                      

  • 1 detailed study and analysis of the current situation
  • 1 strategy
  • 1 information exchange online platform- BG-RO EGoverNet
  • 1 public- private network for better cooperation

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 9 supported cross border mechanisms: 5 cooperation agreements, 1 network, 1 study, 1 strategy, 1 information exchange platform

Programme results: increased level of coordination of the public institutions in the eligible area

Project status

After the partnership reorganization following B2 officially withdrawn from the project, the project partners focused on implementing the project activities on time, including:

Elaboration of two studies and analysis of the current situation on both Bulgarian and Romanian sides, part of the CBA, regarding all activities of the public authorities, part of them are offered as well as checking the level of satisfaction from the public services offered on behalf of public authorities, NGOs, businesses and individuals.

Elaboration of the strategy for improvement of the environment regarding public services in the CBA Bulgaria-Romania, based on the outcomes of the studies and analysis previously carried out in the cross-border region by both LB and B2.

The E-GoverNet web platform has been successfully developed and its available at the link https://www.e-gover.net/index in all three languages. Some of the information and features of the platform have been changed as a result of the improvements proposed by the stakeholders during the organized meetings.

The teams of both project partners held meetings with representatives of public authorities in the CBA and encourage them to take part in the project activities and join the Network. The final version of the cooperation agreement has been developed by the partners.

Promotional activities were carried out by the project partners, including elaboration of promotional materials and organization of meetings with stakeholders for disseminating the project results.

 Some of the information and features of the platform have been changed as a result of the improvements proposed by the stakeholders during the organized meetings. The web platform will be permanently updated and will provide information on the offered services by the public authorities from the cross border area.

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