NATIONAL STRATEGIC REFERENCE FRAMEWORK
The NSRF describes Bulgaria's strategy to support actions in the following thematic areas for increasing competitiveness: human resources, infrastructure, governance and effective state administration and services and territorial cohesion, their inter-linkages, and the contribution of the Structural and Cohesion Funds will play within this strategy. The national strategy is in line with Community Strategic Guidelines of the European Union and contributes to achieving their objectives. Each strategic priority will be supported in an integrated manner by actions of one or more Operational Programmes. The NSRF also includes description of the administrative structures and mechanisms for the successful implementation of the Cohesion policy of the EU in Bulgaria.
The NSRF is divided into the following main parts: Analysis of development disparities, weaknesses and potential, Strategy of interventions covered by NSRF, List of OPs, and mechanisms for coordination and complementarity of all EU financial instruments. Indicative annual allocations, ex-ante verification of additionality principle and annexes (Additionality tables) are also integral parts of the NSRF.
The National Strategic Reference Framework (21.12.2006 г.)
The National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013 (аpproved by the European Commission)