Project proposals are now being admitted under sub-measure 6.1 “Business start-up aid for young farmers” through ISUN

    On 15 March 2018 was launched a call for project proposals under sub-measure 6.1 “Business start-up for young farmers” of measure 6 “Farm and business development” of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for the period 2014-2020.

   The conditions for submission of applications under the procedure are set out in guidelines adopted by the Manager of the Managing Authority of the RDP.

   The total amount of the funding which may be granted under the procedure for all approved project proposals totals EUR 22 000 000. The deadline for submission of project proposals is 17:30 p.m., 14 June 2018.

    The interest towards this sub-measure is quite high. The total number of the submitted aid applications during the first call was 2664, and the concluded contracts are 1359. Sub-measure 6.1 aims at improving the overall activity, economic efficiency and competitiveness of the young farmers in Bulgaria.

   The National advice service in agriculture is again ready to provide free-of-charge support to the candidates in the preparation of their business plan and all the required documents for participation in the sub-measure.

  The project proposals should be submitted electronically through the Information System for Management and Monitoring of the funds from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ISUN 2020) on the following Internet address:

   The candidates may pose additional questions and request clarifications in connection to the Conditions for submission of applications within 3 weeks prior to the deadline for submission of project proposals. The questions should be directed to the following email:


    15 March 2018                                          State Fund Agriculture - PA