Mobilising Icelandic civil society
Civil society representatives from Iceland gathered on 3 April in Reykjavik to learn about partnership opportunities within the EEA Grants NGO programmes.
Almost 70 participants from a wide range of organisations attended the event showing a great interest in contributing know-how and expertise. The Reykjavík City Human Rights Office, the Nature Conservation Association, the Centre for Gender Equality, the Multicultural an Information Centre, Reykjavík University, the Women's Rights Association and the Icelandic Youth Council were some of the organisations that participated.
Through the EEA and Norway Grants Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway provide funding worth €147 million to NGOs in Central and Southern Europe. Find out more about the NGO programmes in all the 15 countries here.
At the meeting in Reykjavik the Icelandic NGOs received general information on the NGO programmes in the 15 beneficiary states and upcoming calls for proposals. All open calls can be found on our website.
The meeting was coordinated by the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, who will act as a main NGO contact point for partner searches in Iceland for the period 2009-2014. Organisations from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway that are interested in getting involved can also find more information here on our website.
Support to civil society is one of the key priorities of the EEA and Norway Grants, read more in our factsheet: Civil society