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Children and youth at risk – applying for funding

Iceland, Liechteinstein and Norway support programmes on children and youth at risk in seven beneficiary countries -Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and Romania.The programmes fund a portfolio of projects.

Who can apply for funding?

Only entities registered in the seven countries with this programme can apply. Specific criteria and target groups are defined in the call for proposals. These may include relevant government administrations, NGOs, schools, youth work organisiatons, local and regional authorities and other specialist organisations working with vulnerable children.

How can I get involved as a partner?

To enhance knowledge exchange and mutual learning, partnerships between organisations in the donor and beneficiary countries are widely encouraged. Funding is available to support networking and foster project partnerships.

The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities is involved as a donor programme partner in the children and youth programme in Estonia. It plays a strategic role in programme planning and implementation, and can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved as partners. The Council of Europe (CoE) is a partner in the programmes in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania to contribute with its expertise in minority rights.

Read more about partnership and view step-by-step how you can become or involve a partner

How and when to apply?

Projects are selected following open calls organised by the programme operator in each country. Calls are published on the websites of the programme operators and in our open calls calendar.

Eligibility requirements vary by programmes. Find out more in the individual programme summary for each country: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and Romania.