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Judicial capacity building and cooperation – applying for funding

Norway supports programmes on judicial capacity building and cooperation in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.The programmes fund a portfolio of projects.

Who can apply for funding?

Only entities registered in the six countries with this programme can apply. Eligible applicants are defined in the call for proposals. These may include legal and courts administrations.

How can I get involved as a partner?

Pooling expertise helps tackle shared challenges. To strengthen cooperation and knowledge exchange, partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries in projects are encouraged.  Funding is available to support networking and foster project partnerships.

The Norwegian Courts Administration is involved as a donor programme partner in Lithuania, Poland and Romania, with the Council of Europe also cooperating with the Bulgarian, Czech and Romanian authorities. These organisations play a strategic role in programme planning and implementation, and can assist donor entities who wish to get involved as partners.

More information about how you can become or involve a partner in a project.

How and when to apply?

Projects are selected following open calls organised by the programme operator in each country. Calls are published on the websites of the programme operators and in our open calls calendar.

Eligibility requirements vary by programmes. Find out more about opportunities in the individual programme summary for each country: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.