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  • Agreement on EEA and Norway Grants 2009-14 signed


    Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the EU today signed the agreements for the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-14, after the EU member states agreed on the final distribution for the beneficiary countries.

  • Cooperation across Europe


    5 years into the implementation of the EEA and Norway Grants 2004-09, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have taken stock of achieved results and efforts of the 1250 project portfolio. The 2010 Status Report highlights the cooperation taking place at project level between entities in the donor states and the 15 beneficiary states.

  • Finding new solutions together


    Curbing climate change and ensuring a sustainable use of natural resources demands a concerted international effort. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and the 15 beneficiary states have devoted one quarter of the EEA and Norway Grants to environmental projects.

  • Grants for democracy projects


    Social inclusion, human rights and civil political participation are best ensured by engaging and promoting an active civil society. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support close to 500 NGO projects promoting democracy building, protection of human rights and anti-discrimination initiatives.

  • Concerted attack on cancer


    Lithuania is stepping up efforts to prevent and diagnose cancer at early stages. Patients will receive better care with a €7.1 million boost from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for vital equipment, new diagnostic and treatment methods, and research on anti-cancer drugs.

  • School cooperation across Europe


    Students, teachers and researchers from 69 Czech and Slovak schools and higher education institutions have participated in exchanges or cooperation projects with 85 similar institutions in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

  • Exchanging skills and know-how


    Nearly 430 000 people across Europe will benefit from training and capacity building initiatives supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the EEA and Norway Grants support 225 smaller development projects through 5 funds for capacity building in the public sector.

  • Equality key to economic development


    On 7-8 June, an international conference on gender equality was held in Oslo to share and prepare for the new EEA and Norway Grants period 2009-14. The Norwegian Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion highlighted gender equality as a key element of economic development and democracy.

  • New crisis centres


    In Slovakia, the EEA and Norway Grants support the establishment of two crisis centres that will provide direct protection and support to victims of violence.