Project stories, news and features
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.
Romania and Iceland are coming together to drive higher quality research and encourage research careers among young talents.
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 Romania 2014-2021 (the ‘Active Citizens Fund’). This is the invitation to bid.
With the aim of increasing green enterprises, the project ‘DECON Technologies for a Greener Environment’ did not only introduce new environmental equipment, but was also able to create 13 new green jobs.
Together, the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) are building the first historical population database of Transylvania.
“The project ‘A good start’ made it possible for me to work and support my girls, because my daughter was able to go to preschool,” says Maria.
Daniela is five years old. Every morning when she wakes up, the first thing she thinks of is preschool and her favourite teacher Carmen.
In Romania, a project funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Romanian ‘Research Cooperation’ programme, aims to raise awareness of cultural identities by documenting the oral history of Roma.
“For us, the need for a project like this is obvious. Blind children who are placed in special educational institutions are separated from other children – They need to have the opportunity to interact with their sighted peers.”
Supported through the Norway Grants, two new community centres in Iasi and Ploiesti in Romania work to provide vulnerable families with better access to basic services in education, health and social protection, including an after-school programme.