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Construction of a Public Charging Infrastructure in an Urban Environment – Southern Bulgaria

Organisation: Economic Policy Institute Website: Added: October 31, 2023
Project start date: October 17, 2019
Project end date: October 17, 2022


The implementation of the project aims at contributing to the popularization of electric vehicles as clean, ecological and economical transport, thus creating good practices and motivating other cities in the country to start building networks of ecologically clean transport. The project envisages the purchase and installation of 300 charging stations in the territory of the 21 eligible cities in Southern Bulgaria to serve the electric vehicles in the territory of the eligible cities. The project seeks to affect the improvement and development of integrated urban transport in Southern Bulgaria by providing a wide network of electric charging stations, which will support the development of alternative and ecological transport and help reduce air pollution, as well as have an impact on the levels of noise and contamination with fine dust particles.

Financial data

The total budget EUR 1.16 mln, out of them EUR 873 880 are made available through the "Sustainable Cities Fund". EUR 515 589 are provided as co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund under the OP "Regions in Growth"2014-2020, EUR 358 291 are co-funded by the "Sustainable Cities Fund". The remaining resource is own funding.


The project can be considered a good practice and contributes to improving clean mobility in smaller towns.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.