The "Regions in Growth" 2014 - 2020 Operational Programme assists the reforms in several key areas, related to sustainable and balanced regional development of Bulgaria to 2023. OPRG funds projects in the field of regional development, education, healthcare, social policy. The Programme is aimed at creating growth and employment in the regions using measures for urban development, regional tourism and new financial instruments. Special attention is paid to energy efficiency in supporting centers in peripheral areas, according to the national polycentric development model, formulated in the National Spatial Development Concept for 2013-2025.
The Programme offers new implementation approaches for the country, based on the lessons learned from the previous programming period. Good examples and practices are maintained and improved.