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Conservation and revitalisation of cultural and natural heritage

The historical value of Europe’s cultural heritage is undisputed. The cultural sector is also a significant contributor to economic growth and job creation.

However, decades of neglect has left many cultural sites in the beneficiary countries in need of restoration and modernisation. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway's support to cultural heritage programmes in 14 beneficiary countries contributes to conserving and revitalising cultural and natural heritage and improving public accessibility.

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For applicants

Funding is available for entities registered in the 14 beneficiary countries. These may include civic associations, non-profit organisations and other public and private institutions active in the cultural field.

For partners

The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage is involved as a donor programme partner in several programmes in this field and can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved. Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged.

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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
30.11.16 Slovakia
31.12.16 Czech Republic

Project stories, news and features


Putting culture in the spotlight in Warsaw


On 27-28 September, a conference on results of the EEA funding 2009-2014 for culture and cultural cooperation took place in the Royal Theatre in the Old Orangery in Warsaw.

Increasing knowledge about preservation of wooden heritage


This summer, a series of door- and window restoration workshops were held in Lithuania. The courses were given by Norwegian and Lithuanian craftsmen, and provided an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and skills within wooden architecture.

Increasing access to culture


More than 3 million people have benefitted from the Jewish cultural heritage project at POLIN, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The project was developed in close cooperation between Polish and Norwegian cultural players.