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2009

  • Portuguese scholarship fund launches open call

    13.07.2009

    Portuguese researchers in the fields of biological, ocean, environment and health sciences now have the opportunity to apply for funding to spend a period working in a host institution in one of the EEA EFTA states.

  • New Czech NGO projects on the way

    13.07.2009

    On 30 June, Michna Palace in Prague hosted the signing ceremony of grant agreements with representatives of civil society organisations who have been selected for support in the third round of open calls under the Czech NGO Fund. 44 projects were supported within this call.

  • Focus on coastal culture

    09.07.2009

    Portuguese and Norwegian researchers, culture workers and coastal population gather this week in Tromsø for a seminar to exchange experience and views on coastal culture. The seminar is part of an EEA Grants supported project that aims to promote coastal culture as a factor of local development.

  • First gait lab in the Czech Republic

    09.07.2009

    On 22 June, the Faculty Hospital in Brno opened the first and only gait laboratory in the Czech Republic. Gait analysis records muscle activity during walking and enables doctors to make confident recommendations for surgical treatments for children with cerebral spastic palsy.

  • Awards for improved public services in Poland

    09.07.2009

    In a festive ceremony in the Polish Senate, 15 cities and municipalities were recently given awards for great improvements in their services to citizens. The awards were part of an EEA and Norway Grants project to share best practices among hundreds of Polish local and regional authorities.

  • Lithuanian childrens hot line

    01.07.2009

    Lithuanian civil society activity has received a major boost thanks to support from the EEA and Norway Grants. More than 100 projects are supported through the NGO Fund, including a help line for young people with psychological problems.

  • Going green in Koszalin

    01.07.2009

    A project aiming to create a greener city is underway in the city of Koszalin in Poland, with support from the Polish NGO fund. This short film shows how the project contributes to achieving a more environmentally friendly city and more healthy citizens.

  • Experiences and the way forward

    01.07.2009

    NGO fund managers from 12 beneficiary states gathered in Oslo on 16 and 17 of June to discuss experiences and the way forward. The conference was organised by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Creating platforms for social change

    01.07.2009

    Non-governmental organisations are engines of change and development in modern society. Funding more than 1 000 NGO projects, the EEA and Norway Grants are today primary supporters of civil society in Central and Southern Europe.

  • Fighting human trafficking

    01.07.2009

    With support from the EEA and Norway Grants, the Hungarian NGO fund is blowing new life into the country`s civil society sector. One of the initiatives supported by the fund is a project to protect women from trafficking and prostitution.

  • Strengthening Czech civil society

    30.06.2009

    The signing ceremony of grant agreements with non-governmental organisations awarded funding under the third call for proposals for the Czech NGO fund took place in Prague on 30 June.

  • Parent-child bonding through touch

    26.06.2009

    Tactile stimulation, taught by an NGO supported by the EEA and Norway Grants, brings Latvian parents closer to connecting with their disabled children.

  • Celebrating Norwegian-Polish solidarity

    23.06.2009

    As a celebration of Norwegian-Polish solidarity, the Norwegian folk music group Streif performed between 7 and 13 June at Polish cultural heritage sites renovated by the EEA and Norway Grants.