Project stories, news and features
The programme agreement for the Portuguese Blue Growth Innovation and SMEs programme was signed on 15 May 2019
Over the next three years, no less than 48 projects are set to receive up to €3,5M through the Portuguese Active Citizens Fund. The funding will go to projects focusing on civic participation and human rights awareness, as well as projects dealing with the empowerment of vulnerable groups, such as youth at risk, young people with disabilities, children living with cancer, victims of domestic violence, migrants and refugees.
Almost 14 million young people in Europe are not in employment, education or training. The EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment supports the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach among them and aim to help them into the labour market.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have announced a new fund that supports regional cross-border and transnational projects proposing shared solutions to Europe’s common challenges. Funding is available within all priority sectors of the EEA and Norway Grants.
The Grants are cooperating with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) to promote human rights in Europe. A new agreement paves the way for involvement of FRA in our programmes linked to Roma inclusion and empowerment.
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.
A great network of knowledge has emerged in Portugal, and the aim is to protect the country’s 4 million square kilometres of sea territory.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have signed a new cooperation agreement with Portugal under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, for a total of more than EUR 100 million. Of this amount, EUR 62 million will be used to strengthen business, research and climate cooperation.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the EEA and Norway Grants have taken a week to celebrate the work and the people that, with the help of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, promote gender equality every day.