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Lithuanian Capacity Building Fund

  • The €3.7 million Lithuanian Capacity Building Fund supports 62 projects that aim to contribute to the development of the regional policy and reduction of social and economic disparities in the country.

    Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are supporting the Capacity Building Fund with €3.2 million, with the Lithuanian government providing the remaining 15% of the fund.

    The purpose of the fund is to encourage local and regional institutions to gain new knowledge and to improve skills in fields of their responsibilities. Through 2 open calls, grants have been awarded to 62 projects within the following areas:

    • Environment and sustainable development;
    • Human resources development;
    • Health and childcare; and
    • Preservation of European cultural heritage.

     

  • Country:

    Lithuania


    Project title:

    Strengthening administrative and public capacities of regional and local authorities and their institutions

    Case number:

    LT0029

    Priority sector:

    Regional policy and cross-border activities

    Status:

    Concluded

    Type & project assistance:

    Block Grant

    Project duration:

    33 months

    Project cost:

    € 3,705,900

    Grant rate:

    85%

    Grant agreement date:

    14 May 2008

    The purpose of the Fund is to encourage local and regional institutions to gain new knowledge and to improve skills in fields of their responsibilities with the overall objective to contribute to the development of the regional policy and the reduction of social and economic disparities in Lithuania through the strengthening of regional and local authorities and their institutions' administrative and public capacities. Reference is made to the application dated 6 August 2007 and subsequent correspondence with the Focal Point dated 14 September 2007.



    The completed Fund shall consist of the following activities:



    - Fund management including publicity; and

    - Re-granting to end-recipients.



    The Intermediary is the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania.



    The Focal Point shall ensure that the State budget of Lithuania provides at least 15 percent of the estimated eligible costs of the Fund.