Project objective:


The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the expansion of social entrepreneurship in the cross-border region of Bulgaria-Greece by providing support for the social integration of vulnerable groups and by creating a common tool to promote social entrepreneurship. It is in аccordance with the program ТО 09: “Promotion of social integration, the fight against poverty and against any discrimination.”


The specific objectives of the project are:

. Providing opportunities for housing and services from daily life for people in need in Krumovgrad through the establishment and operation of a Temporary Accommodation Centre in Krumovgrad for 21 people.

. Provide an additional opportunity for professionally and financially disadvantaged vulnerable groups to enter the labour market through the development of social entrepreneurship skills;

 . Building capacity for the provision of services for temporary housing and for the development of social entrepreneurship in the region through training;

 . Promotion of social entrepreneurship through the establishment of 2 offices in the cross-border region;

. Promoting EU policies for the provision of social services and the development of social entrepreneurship through planned information tools.

Expected results

Type of activity:

The project activities will be carried out in Bulgaria and Greece. The project will be implemented in eligible programme areas at NUTS III-Kurdzhali area (BG) and Xanthi area (GR).

The project is in accordance with regional and municipal strategic development documents. In Bulgaria, in the city of Krumovgrad will be established Temporary Accomodation Centre for people in need as a new social enterprise.

In the municipality of Krumovgrad part of the building of the former district hospital will be renovated and equipped for the needs of the Center to accommodate people in need. An office for social entrepreneurship suppor will be created in the building of the city administration in Krumovgrad.

A social entrepreneurship support office will be established in the Topiros city administration building.

The activities to be carried out within the framework of the project are aimed at creating conditions for social networks, placement in the family and work related to social entrepreneurship.

Work packages & Activities


The project activities will be implemented in Bulgaria and Greece. The project will be implemented in eligible program areas at NUTS III level – Kardjali (BG) and Xanthi (GR).

The project is in line with regional and municipal development strategy papers. A Center for Temporary Placement of People in Need as a new social enterprise will be set up in Bulgaria in Krumovgrad.