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Frontpage News 2008 Romania launches open call for individual projects

Romania launches open call for individual projects

On 25 March Romania brought the EEA cohesion support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway into effect, with the launch of a €40.5 million open call for projects contributing to social and economic development in the country.

Romanian NGOs, public and private actors are now able to apply for support to projects in the public benefit within the priority sectors protection of the environment, human resource development, health and childcare and conservation of European cultural heritage. Projects that involve partners from the EEA EFTA states - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - are encouraged.

The submission deadline has been prolonged with one week for all priority sectors. Potentital project promoters can submit their proposals until 20 June 2008.

For further information on the call, see the open call text.

In addition to the open call for individual projects, Romania is in the process of establishing a specific NGO Fund under the EEA Financial Mechanism as well as a grant scheme for secondary schools, universities, students and teaching staff.