Lithuania launches second open call for individual projects
On 30 April 2008, €19.2 million was made available for individual projects in Lithuania.
Lithuanian public and private sector bodies as well as non-governmental organisations can now apply for grants over €250,000 towards projects in the public benefit. Grants will be awarded to projects within the priority sectors supported by both the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. Particular attention will however be given to the specific Lithuanian priority sectors and focus areas, which include the following:
- Protection of the environment;
- Conservation of European cultural heritage;
- Human resource development;
- Health and childcare; and
Implementation of Schengen acquis and the judiciary.
Eligible applicants can apply for grant assistance until 1 August 2008. Further information on eligibility, priority sector allocations, and focus areas under each sector, is available in the open call text. Application forms, information and guidelines can be found on the web sites of the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance and the Central Project Management Agency.
Over the 2004-2009 period, the EEA EFTA states Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have made available close to €50 million for individual projects in Lithuania. Information and short descriptions of all supported activities in Lithuania can be found in the project database.