Project stories, news and features
In an old cinema building outside Sofia, a youth centre has changed the life of many young Bulgarians. They’ve gone from drop-outs to proud citizens.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the EEA and Norway Grants have taken a week to celebrate the work and the people that, with the help of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, promote gender equality every day.
With support from Norway, Bulgarian investigators are improving their skills and methods in order to better fight crime and recover illegal assets from criminals.
Making the police more knowledgeable about the Roma communities they are working in, is helping Bulgarian police officers treat the Roma differently and better enable them to deal with their problems.
In the centre of Sofia in Bulgaria, ancient ruins are being uncovered by a team of archaeologists. Through exhibition kiosks and quizzes on the digging sites, the goal is to make the inhabitants of Sofia curious about their history.
The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Bulgaria 2014-2021 (the ‘Active Citizens Fund’). This is the invitation to bid.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have signed new Memoranda of Understanding with Bulgaria on a number of new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021.
Together with Norwegian partners, InterConsult Bulgaria (ICB) has developed a system that monitors the maintenance of industrial machines in a more cost-effective way.
The International Youth Centre in Stara Zagora in Bulgaria has been awarded the Council of Europe’s Quality Label Award for its work on empowering young citizens in Bulgaria.
The number of complaints against Bulgaria before the European Court of Human Rights has been significantly reduced. According to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice, this is a result of sending Bulgarian judges and experts for a placement at the Court.