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Capacity building and institutional cooperation

Norway support capacity building and institutional cooperation programmes in seven beneficiary countries - Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania. Each programme, while sharing the same overall objective,is tailor-made to align with national needs and wider EU and donor country priorities.

Public institutions and local and regional authorities play a crucial role in any country. Well-functioning public institutions contribute to social and economic development. Developing public sector capacity at a local level is crucial for enhancing quality and efficiency of service delivery for citizens and businesses and building sustainable localities.

Support from Norway aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences and learning between partners in Norway and the beneficiary countries.

What is the objective of the programme?

  • Strengthened institutional capacity and human resource development in public institutions and local and regional authorities through cooperation and transfer of knowledge with similar institutions and authorities in Norway

What are the expected results?

  • Increased and strengthened cooperation between public institutions and local and regional authorities in the beneficiary countries and similar institutions and authorities in Norway
  • Enhanced institutional capacity and human resource development in public institutions and local and regional authorities in the beneficiary countries
  • Enhanced capacity and quality of services provided by public institutions, local and regional authorities through enhanced institutional capacity and human resources development

Priorities, funded activities and eligibility criteria vary by programme. Read more detailed information in the individual programme summary for each country: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania.

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