Project stories, news and features
“Both children and parents alike get to know each other through the project. This creates a stronger sense of trust within the local community,” says Andrei Dinu from the Romano ButiQ Association.
“Our activities help create life in public spaces, foster interaction between people, and give something back to the local community,” says Miruna Tîrcă, President of the Komunitas Association.
“After my breast cancer surgery I was just sent home and asked to relax. Here at the hospice, I receive the treatment and therapy I need to recover properly,” says Manuela, one of the patients at the Hospice Casa Sperantei in Bucharest.
“We lived under terrible living conditions and suffered a lot. People were dying from hunger, malnutrition and diseases,” says Gheorghe Manole, a Roma survivor of the deportations that took place in Romania during the Second World War.
On 29 September, the Romanian ‘Public Health Initiatives’ programme was officially launched in Bucharest. The programme addresses Romania’s greatest health challenges and will enhance health care access for the most vulnerable groups, including Roma.
“Results-based management and effective identification and handling of risk are valuable tools for ensuring optimal results and efficient use of resources,” said State Secretary at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ingvild Stub, at the annual risk seminar.
A call for bids for a study in support of the EEA and Norway Grants funding to Roma inclusion is now open.
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has described the Istanbul Convention as ‘the gold standard’ in the efforts to combat violence against women worldwide. Through the Convention, Europe takes a leading international role in preventing and combating violence against women.
Funding is now available through three calls of proposal under the ‘Biodiversity and ecosystem services’ programme in Romania. Restoration of ecosystems, better monitoring and studies of ecological corridors are among the activities supported.
The EEA and Norway Grants annual report for 2013-2014 is out now. The report provides an overview of some of the achievements of the funding provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the beneficiary countries over the last year.