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  • Balaton, Hungary: successful environmental protection


    Thanks to more than €1,3 million in support from the EEA and Norway Grants, the Lake Balaton resort area has undergone a remarkable change over the last couple of years. Parks have been renovated, new equipment has been bought and environment friendly waste management techniques have been introduced.

  • The 2009 Clean Business Awards in Poland


    On 6 November 2009, more than 150 representatives of small and medium sized enterprises participated in the annual meeting of the Clean Business Clubs in Niepolomice, Poland. 5 businesses received awards for improved environmental and economic performance.

  • Hungarian Mayors' Academy up and running


    On 30 October, 60 Hungarian mayors attended the very first weekend training session of the "Mayors' Academy", an EEA Grants supported capacity building project focused on good governance and increasing transparency in local government.

  • Environment friendly cement production


    On 5 November 2009, Kunda Nordic Tsement officially opened a new phase in the factory's development towards a more environment friendly industry. With support from the EEA Grants, the factory has installed new feeding lines to their rotary kilns that allow for burning waste materials instead of highly polluting oil-shale.

  • Tearing down the walls


    On 9 November 1989, civil action by non-violent demonstrators led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, leading to democracy and the reunification of Europe. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway acknowledge the importance of NGOs in promoting democratic societies and have placed funding for civil society at the core of the EEA and Norway Grants.

  • Providing a platform for cross-border cooperation


    The EEA and Norway Grants bring together stakeholders in impoverished border regions in Central Europe for joint projects to spur economic growth and sustainable social development. An important component in these projects is to establish institutional and personal networks involving partners from neighbouring countries bordering the European Economic Area.

  • Pooling resources and connecting people


    In addition to a mutually beneficial exchange of know-how and resources, partnership projects contribute to building down barriers and drawing people together across borders.

  • FMO trainee vacancies


    The Financial Mechanism Office is looking for trainees to join our team for 5 months, starting in March 2010. The application deadline is 15 November.

  • Polish NGO battles trafficking in girls and women


    Situated at the crossroads between abundantly wealthy and very poor nations, Poland is a transit country as well as a country of origin and destination for trafficking in girls and women. The EEA and Norway Grants support La Strada, Poland's only dedicated non-governmental organisation (NGO) fighting trafficking and providing assistance to trafficking victims.

  • Promoting student exchange


    With support from the EEA and Norway Grants, 18 secondary schools and universities in Slovakia are carrying out collaboration projects with partner institutions in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

  • The 6th Mazovia NGO Initiatives Forum


    The 6th Mazovia NGO Initiatives Forum was held in Warsaw on 25 September. The forum gathered representatives of NGOs and local governments, and is part of a project to strengthen civil society in the Mazovia region. The project is supported by the Polish NGO fund for democracy and civil society.