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Donor programme partners

To encourage strategic and long-term cooperation, more than half of the 150 programmes involve cooperation with public entities from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The donor programme partners (DPPs) play a strategic role in programme planning and implementation as well as facilitating project partnerships.

The bilateral partnerships at programme level are expected to be mutually beneficial for the cooperating partners. The partnerships promote professional cooperation between public authorities at a policy level, and the national programme operators are given a strategic adviser in the development and implementation of the programmes.

The donor programme partners are mostly public bodies with national mandates within their respective fields and with extensive international experience. The donor programme partners have been designated by the donor countries at their initiative. In addition to the public bodies in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, the Council of Europe has been appointed as a programme partner.

Role and involvement

The donor programme partners are involved in:

  • The development of the strategy and design of the programme by giving advice and assisting the programme operator.
  • Once the programme has been established, the donor programme partner assists the national programme operator in reviewing the programme progress and in discussing any needs for amendments. The donor programme partner also advices on the text for the calls for proposals.
  • The donor programme partner may take part in monitoring and outreach activities, and plays an important role in reaching out to potential donor project partners. In the Selection Committee, the donor programme partner may take part as an advisor or as a full member.
  • The donor programme partner might also facilitate study tours for the PO or relevant entities to the donor countries, organise technical seminars or assist in outreach and communication of results.
  • The donor programme partner is expected to be a resource in facilitating networking between the programme operator and potential project promoters and/or project partners from the donor countries, advising on and reaching out to possible donor country project partners and advising on possible activities within the programme to strengthen the bilateral aspects.
Project partnership

In order to achieve the overall objective of strengthened bilateral relations, all programmes should to the extent possible encourage and facilitate the establishment of donor partnership projects. There is no difference between donor partnership programmes and other programmes in this sense.

A partnership project consists of a beneficiary state project promoter implementing a project in close cooperation with a donor state partner. Partnership projects are joint projects where input from both parties is necessary to achieve the objectives of the project.

View our step-by-step guide to finding or becoming a project partner

 

Donor programme partners
  Programme areas covered Countries of work
ACN logo
Arts Council Norway

PA16 - Conservation and revitalisation of cultural and natural heritage

PA17 - Promotion of diversity in culture and arts within European cultural heritage

Czech Republic

Latvia

Lithuania

Poland

Portugal

Romania

CoE logo

Council of Europe (CoE)

PA11 - Children and youth at risk

PA12 - Local and regional initiatives to reduce national inequalities and to promote social inclusion

PA29 - Domestic and Gender-based violence

PA31 - Judicial capacity-building and cooperation

PA32 - Correctional services, including non-custodial sanctions

Bulgaria

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Hungary

Romania

Slovakia

Rannis logo

Icelandic Centre for Research

PA18 - Research within priority sectors

PA19 - Scholarships

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain 

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Innovation Norway

PA09 - Environmental and climate change-related research and technology

PA21 - Green industry innovation

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania 

Slovakia

Spain

AIBA logo

National Agency for International Education Affairs, Liechtenstein

PA19 - Scholarships

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain 

OS logo

National Energy Authority of Iceland

PA06 - Renewable energy

Hungary

Portugal 

Romania

     
KS logo

Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities

PA11 - Children and youth at risk

PA25 - Capacity-building and Institutional cooperation between beneficiary state and Norwegian public institutions, local and regional authorities

Bulgaria

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania

Barents logo

Norwegian Barents Secretariat

PA25 - Capacity-building and institutional cooperation with Norwegian public institutions, local and regional authorities

PA26 - Cross-border cooperation

Bulgaria

Slovakia 

SIU logo

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education

PA19 - Scholarships

PA24 - Bilateral scholarships

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

NCS logo

Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service

PA32 - Correctional services, including non-custodial sanctions

Latvia

Lithuania

Poland

Romania 

NCA logo

Norwegian Court Administration

PA31 - Judicial capacity-building and cooperation

Lithuania

Poland

Romania 

DSB logo English

Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

PA07 - Adaption to climate change

Hungary

Latvia

Portugal

Slovakia

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Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage

PA16 - Conservation and revitalisation of cultural and natural heritage

PA17 - Promotion of diversity in culture and arts within European cultural heritage

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania

Romania

NHDIR logo
Norwegian Directorate of Health

PA27 - Public health initiatives

PA29 - Domestic and Gender-based violence

Estonia

Poland 

Slovakia

UDI logo

Norwegian Directorate of Immigration

PA15 - Institutional framework in the asylum and migration sector Greece

 

Norwegian Environment Agency logo

Norwegian Environment Agency

PA01 - Integrated marine and inland water management

PA02 - Biodiversity and ecosystem services

PA03 - Environmental monitoring and integrated planning and control

PA04 - Reduction of hazardous substances

PA05 - Energy efficiency

PA06 - Renewable energy

PA07 - Adaption to climate change

PA25 - Capacity-building and institutional cooperation with Norwegian public institutions, local and regional authorities

Bulgaria
Czech Republic

Estonia

Latvia

Lithuania

Poland

Romania

 

LDO logo

Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud

PA14 - Mainstreaming gender equalities and promoting work-life balance Spain 
NIPH logo

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

PA13 - Public health initiatives (EEA)

PA27 - Public health initiatives (Norway)

PA28 - Mainstreaming gender equality and promoting work-life balance

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Portugal

Slovenia

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Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

PA28 - Mainstreaming gender equality and promoting work-life balance Estonia
POD logo

National Police Directorate, Norway

PA25 - Capacity-building and institutional cooperation with Norwegian public institutions, local and regional authorities

PA30 - Schengen cooperation and combating cross-border and organised crime, including trafficking and itinerant criminal groups

Bulgaria

Lithuania

Romania 

NRPA logo

Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority

PA25 - Capacity-building and institutional cooperation with Norwegian public institutions, local and regional authorities Romania 
KSS logo

Norwegian Secretariat of the Shelter Movement

PA29 - Domestic and Gender-based violence Cyprus 
NVE logo

Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate

PA05 - Energy efficiency

PA06 - Renewable energy

PA07 - Adaption to climate change

Bulgaria

Romania

Slovakia 

RCN logo

Research Council of Norway

PA18 - Research within priority sectors

PA23 - Bilateral research cooperation

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Poland

Romania