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Bilateral national fund - Romania

About the fund


In Romania, €1,529,750 has been set aside for the bilateral national fund.  Among the focus areas are justice and home affairs, health, cultural cooperation, environment and children and youth at risk.

The funding from the bilateral national fund serves as a flexible source of financial support for initiatives from both Romania 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 in Romania to cover all programme areas under the EEA and Norway Grants.

What are the priorities?

  • Justice and home affairs, judicial capacity building and Schengen Cooperation
  • Health
  • Cultural cooperation, diversity, cultural heritage and exchange
  • Environment: green industry innovation, renewable energy (geothermal resources)
  • Children and youth at risk;
  • General and horizontal priorities

What is supported?
The fund support projects that will contribute to strengthening the bilateral relations between Romania and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Funded activities include conferences, workshops, study tours, studies, consultancies, information activities, as well as preparatory activities in the programming phase setting the ground for future cooperation in programmes and projects.

Supported activities – examples

  • Organisation of a conference on the inclusion of Roma in Oslo, Norway September 2012
  • Participation in a geothermal conference on Iceland in March, 2013  
  • A joint initiative of the Romanian authorities and Council of Europe working together on constitutional reform in Romania.
  • Maritime conference for strengthening the Norwegian-Romanian cooperation in the shipping sector
  • Hydropower sitevisits and workshops in Norway

Key facts
Fund operator: Ministry of European Funds, Romania (National Focal Point)
Size of fund:  €1,529,750