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2011

  • Czech NGO Fund: conference in Prague

    26.04.2011

    The Czech Civil Society Development Foundation held a conference on 19 April in Prague. This marked the closure of the EEA and Norway Grants-supported Czech NGO Fund 2004-2009, where projects were in implementation until April 2011.

  • Working together to preserve Europes cultural heritage

    14.04.2011

    Cultural heritage is an important priority area for the EEA and Norway Grants. This month's guest writer is Jørn Holme, who heads the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, which is responsible for ensuring that Norway’s cultural heritage is properly protected and conserved.

  • Polish-Norwegian history under the sea

    12.04.2011

    In the sea beds off the coasts of Gdánsk and Avaldsnes two sunken shipwrecks and a medieval rubbish site tell the tales of pirate attacks, wars and trade, linking Norwegian and Polish history in the Middle Ages.

  • Agreements on funding signed with Lithuania

    05.04.2011

    Norway and Lithuania have today signed agreements on the EEA and Norway Grants totalling €84 million. Environmental protection, green industry innovation, cultural heritage, civil society, and justice and home affairs feature as key areas of support.

  • Renovation of Estonian manor houses secured local schools

    21.03.2011

    Estonia has applied the EEA and Norway Grants to turn 9 old manor houses into modern educational and cultural centres as part of a national strategy to preserve these historic buildings and use them to revitalise the local communities.

  • Review of support to regional policy and cross-border activities

    18.03.2011

    A recently published review of the support for regional policy and cross-border projects finds that although the smaller-scale grants fill a funding gap for local and regional entities, the sector would benefit from a more strategic approach at national level.

  • Workshop on gender equality

    09.03.2011

    Stakeholders from the EEA and Norway Grants donor states, beneficiary states as well as relevant EU-level bodies and organisations met in Brussels yesterday (on 8 March) at a workshop on gender equality.

  • Strengthened support to promote gender equality

    08.03.2011

    New opportunities for promoting gender equality in Central and Southern Europe will be made available through increased funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA and Norway Grants.

  • From the right to vote to the right to influence

    08.03.2011

    Marking the 100th International Women’s Day, twice Latvian president Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga shares her views on how women’s participation in decision-making are not only a matter of economic return, but of democratic right.

  • Gender equality pays!

    08.03.2011

    The gender equality debate is no longer exclusively focused on fairness, but increasingly on the societal and economic value of promoting equality. Mark Smith, a leading academic in gender issues and speaker at the EEA and Norway Grants event on gender equality explains: "Striving for gender equality is about much more than social justice; it also makes good economic sense."

  • New programmes on domestic and gender-based violence

    08.03.2011

    Domestic violence is a human rights violation that also impacts a country's social and economic development. The Norway Grants will finance programmes aimed at tackling violence against women in several beneficiary states.