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NGO Programmes

Dynamic civil societies are a cornerstone in healthy, stable democracies. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play a key role in mobilising citizens, promoting democratic values and tackling key concerns in society.

Support to civil society is one of the key priorities of the EEA and Norway Grants, with NGO Programmes established in all 16 beneficiary countries. The programmes aim to strengthen the development of civil society and enhance its contribution to social justice, democracy and sustainable development. 

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For applicants

Funding is available for non-governmental organisations registered in the 15 beneficiary countries. Eligible applicants may also include foundations, social enterprises, and faith-based organisations. Specific eligibility criteria and rules for applying are defined in each call for proposals.

For partners

Strengthening bilateral relations between NGOs in the donor and beneficiary countries is important: partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are encouraged in both NGO programmes and projects.

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee facilitates contact and cooperation between NGOs in the 15 beneficiary countries and Norway.

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Calls for proposals

Each programme funds a variety of projects. Projects are selected following calls for proposals organised by the programme operator in each country.

Ongoing calls for proposals under this programme area

Deadline Country
20.03.15 Croatia

News, results and projects

 

Better involvement of civil society in decision-making

04.03.2015

Civil society organisations across Europe wish to be heard and gain more influence over decision-making processes at local, national and EU levels. With support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, they now have a plan for reaching their goal.

Volunteering: a springboard for employment

28.02.2015

Volunteering considerably boosts your chances on the job market. This is the main finding drawn from a study financed by the ‘Reconoce’ project under the Spanish NGO Programme.

Breaking barriers through art

27.02.2015

In Greece, the Artability project is providing alternative therapy through art, music and dance for people with cerebral palsy. It also brings together people with and without disabilities and of all ages through a shared passion for creativity.