Bilateral national fund - Lithuania
About the fund
The national bilateral fund for Lithuania aims to increase cooperation and strengthen bilateral relations between Lithuania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The fund pays particular attention good governance and equal opportunities and social inclusion among other issues.
The funding from the bilateral national fund serves as a flexible source of financial support for initiatives from Lithuanian and donor country entities that can contribute to strengthening the bilateral relations. The funds are to be used strategically and can go beyond the programmes.
What are the priorities?
The national bilateral fund for Lithuania has the following main priorities:
- Good governance
- Equal opportunities and social inclusion
- Academic and research cooperation
- Cultural exchange
What is supported?
The fund does not provide funding for projects. Rather, it supports various activities that contribute to strengthening the bilateral relations between Lithuania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Eligible activities include: participation at or organisation of a conference, workshop or seminar as well as participation at or organisation of a training course, study tour or visit, in addition to joint events at international meetings, preparation of training materials and promotion and information activities.
Where possible, each activity should include a strong publicity and dissemination element.
Support to two events during the Lithuanian EU Presidency 2013
- Conference on structural change promoting gender equality in research organizations under the EU Presidency 2013, which has been included in the official calendar of the Lithuanian Presidency and is being funded by an EU research framework programme grant. The Grants support would assure participation of experts from the donor countries in the preparation and implementation of this conference, allow for relevant policy input from these countries to emerging EU policies and the sharing of expertise with countries beyond the EU like the Eastern Partnership countries. (Allocation: € 100 000)
- Support to cooperation with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and their conference in Vilnius on 12-13 November 2013 on Combating hate crime in the EU. (Allocation: max: € 50 000)
Size: €420 000
Fund operator:Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (National Focal Point)