The EEA and Norway Grants contribute to making Roma integration a reality in countries with sizeable Roma minorities
Domestic and gender-based violence
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The EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 were officially launched on 7 June in Lisbon, Portugal in the presence of senior government officials from Portugal and the donor states. Some of the key areas of support are public health, civil society and water management.
Improving gender equality is a key priority for the Grants. A call for proposals was launched today in Slovakia for projects addressing gender-based violence. The deadline for applications is 1 July 2013.
The EEA and Norway Grants are providing over €50 million to promote gender equality and tackle gender based violence.
In December, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway signed the agreements establishing five new programmes in Poland. The programmes have been allocated a total of €65 million in the current funding round.
To date, around 60 programmes have been sent to the donors for approval in the current funding period. With new funding made available under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014, many open calls are scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.
Civil society, health, environment, children and youth and increased efforts to fight money laundering are among the priority areas for the EEA Grants to Cyprus.
Agreements were signed with Slovakia this week for programmes worth €35 million on climate change, green industry innovations, social inclusion and domestic and gender based violence. This will benefit Slovak entities interested in cooperation in these fields with Norwegian partners.
An Estonian-Norwegian conference put the spotlight on child welfare on 3-4 October 2012 in Tallinn. Estonia is adopting a number of new laws and regulations concerning children, and the conference offered a platform to discuss methods and practices used in Norway’s child welfare system.
Tackling domestic and gender-based violence is a key priority for the Norway Grants. In the current funding round, efforts to promote gender equality and tackle gender-based violence are being stepped up through programmes worth €23 million.