Project stories, news and features
Romania and Iceland are coming together to drive higher quality research and encourage research careers among young talents.
The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Romania 2014-2021 (the ‘Active Citizens Fund’). This is the invitation to bid.
The big yellow machine is eating its way through polluted layers of offshore waste, breaking down hazardous substances, and spitting out clean soil.
Together, the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT) are building the first historical population database of Transylvania.
“The project ‘A good start’ made it possible for me to go to work and support my girls, because my youngest daughter was enrolled in preschool,” says Maria.
Daniela is five years old. Every morning when she wakes up, the first thing she thinks of is preschool and her favourite teacher Carmen.
Business development, research, energy and justice and home affairs will be key areas for cooperation with Romania over the next few years.
In Romania, a project funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the Romanian ‘Research Cooperation’ programme, aims to raise awareness of cultural identities by documenting the oral history of Roma.
“For us, the need for a project like this is obvious. Blind children who are placed in special educational institutions are separated from other children – They need to have the opportunity to interact with their sighted peers.”
Supported through the Norway Grants, two new community centres in Iasi and Ploiesti in Romania work to provide vulnerable families with better access to basic services in education, health and social protection, including an after-school programme.