Project stories, news and features
Improving the employment prospects of socially excluded young people is the aim of most of the project ideas that are now further developed under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.
More than 300 project ideas on how to get young people into the labour market were submitted by the deadline for applications to the new EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.
When Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union, homosexuality did not officially exist. Despite great progress during the last years, the LGBT movement still faces regular discrimination.
This is much better than the closed prison. My daughter is not afraid of people anymore,” says Ramona (31), a Lithuanian inmate in the newly established prison-house for female offenders raising children while serving time.
From tires and play mats, to bottles and wallpaper. Here are three projects prepping us for a greener world.
“I need to be re-integrated before getting out of prison. During the past years I have lost my connection to society, I don’t know the new laws, and I need to establish relations with my family again.”
This summer, a series of door- and window restoration workshops were held in Lithuania. The courses were given by Norwegian and Lithuanian craftsmen, and provided an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and skills within wooden architecture.
The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is calling for bids for a Fund Operator to support the management of the EEA and Norway Grants Global Fund for Regional Cooperation.
Close to 1500 responses were received to the consultation on the draft 'Blue Book' containing the priorities for the EEA and Norway Grants in the upcoming funding period. The 'Blue Book' will now be finalised by the donors.
In Lithuania wind power plants are fast becoming a meaningful source of energy. Despite their attractiveness because of their low carbon emissions, wind power plants have some direct negative impacts on biodiversity.