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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 through the EEA Grants, Spain and Norway are working together to develop solutions to improve energy efficiency in tunnels. By taking the appropriate measures, electricity bill savings may reach 50%.
"'Promociona' helped me feel more confident as a leader. I believe in myself after they gave me coaching and mentoring. I used to be more insecure and humble as a female leader."
“The first time I saw my self-portrait I cried and felt ugly, I looked very vulnerable,” the former inmate Kristine says.
“I wanted to die in this picture, but at the same time I didn’t. I needed to show sadness, loneliness and impotence, because I was trapped behind these wall,” says the inmate Noé (41) who participated in the art therapy project ‘Her/Story’.
“We estimate huge energy savings of around 125 000 GJ over three years and a reduction of 18 750 tonnes of CO2. That is the equivalent of emissions from 3 750 cars driven for one year,” said Felip Vidiella, EMEA and India Packaging R&D Director at Dow Spain.
In recent years, migration has put huge pressure on asylum systems in many European countries. Since 2004, significant funding has helped to protect our common borders and strengthen capacity to handle migration, with particular support to Greece since 2012.
Norwegian entities are cooperating with partners from the beneficiary countries in 77 programmes and more than 1 660 projects. This article takes a look at the extent of, and achievements reached through cooperation between public institutions, the private sectors, academia and civil society in Norway and the 16 beneficiary countries of the EEA and Norway Grants.
“Spain and Norway have become partners in gender equality. Our societies are different but our objectives are the same. The gender programme has been pioneering and perhaps one of the most successful,” said Norwegian Ambassador Johann Vibe at the closing event in Madrid on 10 June.
The achievements of the EEA Grants in Spain were celebrated at event held in Madrid on 9 June. Organised jointly by the Spanish Focal Point and the Norwegian Embassy, the event marked a watershed with the programmes drawing to a close after 20 years.