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2011

  • 2012 - Year of programming

    22.12.2011

    In 2011, priorities for the EEA and Norway Grants were agreed with most countries. In 2012, focus will be on establishing new programmes.

  • Consultation process on NGO programmes well underway

    22.12.2011

    Consultations with civil society are currently taking place in the beneficiary states. Strengthening the development of the NGO sector, and enhancing its contribution to social justice, democracy and social inclusion, are central priorities for the EEA Grants.

  • New Communication and Design Manual

    21.12.2011

    A communication and design manual is now available to provide guidance and advice on how to best carry out information and publicity activities on programmes and projects funded by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants.

  • The Financial Mechanism Office is recruiting an IT Officer

    15.12.2011

    The Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels is the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants and reports to the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. We are currently recruiting an IT Officer to assist in running our Documentation, Reporting and Information System.  

  • Supporting efforts in Greece on asylum and migration

    12.12.2011

    In recent years, Greece has become one of the gateways to Europe for hundreds of thousands of people seeking international protection or simply a better way of life. Reflecting this, a key focus for the EEA Grants in Greece in the coming years will be to support the country’s efforts to handle this influx of asylum seekers and migrants.

  • Cyprus agreements to strengthen bi-communal dialogue

    12.12.2011

    The EEA and Norway Grants are helping to facilitate dialogue between the two communities on the divided island of Cyprus. A large proportion of the funds provided in the period up to 2014 are earmarked for civil society support. The Memoranda of Understanding were signed in Nicosia this afternoon.

  • Shelters for victims of domestic violence in Slovakia

    29.11.2011

    Norway Grants will fund the establishment of shelters for victims of domestic and gender-based violence in all of Slovakia’s self-governing regions. A shelter in Bratislava is already providing care and comfort to 36 people, mainly women and children.

  • Tackling gender-based violence across Europe

    28.11.2011

    Tackling domestic and gender-based violence is a key priority for the Norway Grants. In the current funding round, efforts to promote gender equality and tackle gender-based violence are being stepped up through  programmes worth €23 million.

  • 20 million to tackle gender-violence

    25.11.2011

    Violence against women is a violation of fundamental human rights. The effects on a victim's health, both physical and psychological, are severe. The Norway Grants has stepped up its funding available to combat gender-based violence for 2009 to 2014.

  • Joining forces with Council of Europe

    25.11.2011

    The Council of Europe is directly involved as a partner in Norway Grants programmes dealing with gender-violence. We spoke to Liri Kopaçi-Di Michele, Head of Division, and Matthew Barr, Office of the Director General of Programmes in the Council of Europe, about the new Convention and how they see the partnership unfolding.

  • Support to combat gender-violence to be launched at Bratislava conference

    25.11.2011

    The Norway Grants is co-hosting a conference in Bratislava on 29 November on domestic and gender-based violence with the Council of Europe and the Slovak Ministry of Justice. Taking place during the international 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence, the event aims to raise awareness of this all-too pervasive problem.

  • Successful NGO stakeholder meeting held in Tallinn

    21.11.2011

    Today, representatives for 60 NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) met in Tallinn to discuss topics relevant for the NGO-sector in Estonia. The input from the meeting will be used in developing Estonia’s NGO-programme.

  • New funding agreements with Spain to focus on environmental technologies

    15.11.2011

    The EEA and Norway Grants have set aside around €46 million for Spain for the 2009–2014 period. The bulk of this funding will be targeted towards research in environmental technologies and climate change.  Gender equality, education, civil society and cultural heritage also receive support.