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Bilateral national fund - Slovakia

About the fund


The national bilateral fund in Slovakia aims to increase cooperation and strengthen relations between Slovakia and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Key priorities include culture, environment and social welfare.  

The funding from the bilateral national fund serves as a flexible source of financial support for initiatives from Slovakia 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.

The overall objective of the fund is to strengthen bilateral relations between Slovakia and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The aim is to increase the extent of cooperation between institutions and individuals, through formal partnerships and more ad hoc exchange and cooperation.

What is supported?
The fund support activities by the fund operator in cooperation with donor entities, other events and activities under an open call focusing on culture, environment and social welfare systems, including social inclusion, gender and social dialogue.

The activities may consist of among others of participation in conferences, seminars, meetings, courses and workshops, study tours of Slovak experts to the donor states and organising of common bilateral events.

Key facts
Size of fund: €403.750
Fund operator:  National Focal Point, Government Office of the Slovak Republic