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Main Activities: The Municipality of Kotel takes care among others on environment protection and rational utilization of natural resources, maintenance and preservation of cultural, historical and architectural monuments and development of sports, relaxation facilities and tourism.
Tasks in GreenKeys: The Municipality of Kotel reviewed and (re)formulated the goals for the development of its green spaces and implemented a pilot project.

Kotel, along with the other 3 Bulgarian partners, did not have any financial support to participate in the GreenKeys project. Bulgaria was not a member of the European Union at the time the project was proposed and commenced: consequently no direct European funding could be secured. A later additional proposal, prepared by the Bulgarian partners, was unsuccessful in securing funding and was rejected.

The lack of financial support resulted in a significant challenge for the whole project team which could be only partially eased through the personal engagement and commitment of the partners. The implementation of a pilot project could not, however, be achieved, nor could the development of a green space strategy be realized. In view of this it is to be regretted that no case report for Kotel is available.

The participation of Kotel in the GreenKeys project could be undertaken only on the basis of participation in the workshops and through networking and knowledge transfer. This was achieved through additional financial support being made available by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs.