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NGO Programmes

Civil society is a fundamental building block of democratic governance and social cohesion. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play a vital role in promoting democratic values, human rights and fostering civic participation.

Support to civil society is one of the key priorities for Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the EEA and Norway Grants, with NGO Programmes established in all 16 beneficiary countries.The programmes increase the capacity of civil society in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics and help mobilise citizens to voice their concerns and actively engage in social development.

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For applicants

Funding is available for non-governmental organisations registered in the 16 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 16 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
30.09.15 Croatia
31.12.15 Hungary

News, results and projects

 

Raising HIV awareness in Poland

11.08.2015

People living with HIV often face prejudice and discrimination in their daily lives. With support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Polish 'NGO programme', the 'HIVocrisy. Let’s Cure It' campaign aims to change that.

Developing green innovators of the future

30.07.2015

A gym that produces electricity and a system for adopting beehives were among the ideas developed jointly by Bulgarian and Norwegian youth. The cooperation aimed at strengthening the teaching of entrepreneurship in schools.