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Developing youth-friendly health care services in Lithuania

Funding is now available for partnership search and preparation of project applications under the Lithuanian ‘Public health initiatives’ programme.

Health inequalities in Lithuania are ranked as one of the largest in Europe and tend to increase as a result of the financial–economic crisis. The Norway Grants have allocated €6 million to the ‘Public health initiatives’ programme in the country.

The main objectives of the programme are to strengthen capacities of employees of state and municipal institutions to identify and reduce health inequalities, develop health information systems for children's health monitoring, to improve the health promotion infrastructures in schools and pre-school education institutions and the quality and accessibility of youth health care services in municipalities.

A call for proposal for bilateral cooperation is now open under this programme. The call supports partnership search and preparation of project applications for the development of a model of youth-friendly health care services. Study trips, visits for sharing experience and best practice, workshops, seminars and conferences are foreseen as eligible activities.

Maximum grant amount under the bilateral fund call is €5000.

Who can apply for funding?

The fund for bilateral cooperation is aimed at strengthening cooperation between Lithuanian and Norwegian entities in the field of public health.

Entities registered in Lithuania intending to submit projects applications the development of a model of youth-friendly health care services can apply for funding.

Entities (institution, organisation, etc.) registered in Norway operating in the field of public health can participate as donor project partners.   

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is 7 February, 2014. 

Visit the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Health for more information on this call

Visit the EEA and Norway Grants website for more information on the   ‘Public health initiatives’ programme