Season 2017-2018 - Results

The Grants in 2018:

The jury reviewed projects authored by 32 nominees out of all in total 41 applicants and selected 3 winners

Awarding Ceremony of MPCEG 2018:

23 January 2019 – Sofia City Art Gallery 


1. National winner:

The project "Mito Orozov - the Bulgarian "Henry Ford" with author Regional History Museum Vratsa

The aim is to popularize the activity and heritage of Mito Orozov, as well as his bright presence in the cultural and social life of the town Vratsa and the country. He is the originator of the modern carriage engineering in Bulgaria, the owner of the first carriage and convertible factory, founded in 1885, which has provided at that time representative vehicles for all state institutions and rich entrepreneurs in Bulgaria and some European countries. Mito Orozov is also the only Bulgarian to receive a proposal for partnership with Ford that did not take place – unfortunately, we would say today. With the funding of the Grants Program, will be completed the restoration of two carriages, designed by Orozov and now owned by the museum. They will be used for retro walks in the town, as part of the policy of socializing the museum exposition. The exhibition "Modern Vehicles" will be renovated and enriched, elaboration of small scale models by pupils in the city will take place as well. The completion of the awarded project will contribute to the preservation and promotion of the cultural and historical heritage of the Vratsa region, which is also a sustainable contribution to the development of cultural tourism.

The project receives the grand prize of 10 000 leva, honor plaque and diploma of the MOTO-PFOHE Grants Program for 2018.

2. First incentive award:

"Eurasian Scops-Owl (Otus scops) - little known friend" - National Museum of Natural History – Bulgarian Academy of Science.

The aim of the project is to study in detail the important habitats of the birds, to identify their migration routes and resting places by using classical and new technologies for collecting ecologycal data. It will also monitor and analyse  the behavior of this bird, which makes one of the longest migrations, in order to identify and implement conservation measures. For this purpose, bird houses will be placed, which will be monitored through 3 consecutive breeding seasons, starting 2018, with the insertion of rings and GPS markers. National Museum of Natural History is a party to the Global Owl Project, for which each country provides its own funding.

The project receives a prize of BGN 5,000, an honorary plaque and a diploma of the MOTO-PFOHE Grants Program for 2018.

3. Second incentive award:

"Renovation of the summer tourist marking in Rila mountain" - University Emergency Rescue Team (UERT). The project makes the renovation of the summer tourist marking in Rila, which will contribute to protecting the environment and limiting the negative influence of the man in the mountain, by excluding the tourist presence outside the established routes. UERT has an extremely rich experience in building quality tourist marking. Their project in Rila shows a possible way to improve the situation in the mountains by attracting and training volunteers to help the usual park staff. The implementation of this project will create better conditions for tourists using the European tourist routes E-3, E-4 and E-8 and will help to promote Bulgarian cultural and natural landmarks. A quality tourist marker restricts the negative influence of man in the mountain and helps to improve the conditions of existence of species recorded on European and world lists of endangered species.

The project receives a prize of BGN 5,000, an honorary plaque and a diploma of the MOTO-PFOHE Grants Program for 2018.

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