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Who we work with

The EEA and Norway Grants have partnered with the Council of Europe, Transparency International, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Open Society Foundations and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee to benefit from their expertise on issues of human rights, democracy, the rule of law, anti-corruption and civil society support.

Public institutions in the donor and beneficiary countries share responsibility for managing the Grants. If you are looking for information about involved bodies in the management and implementation of the programmes, see the overview of our organisation. In addition, we have a number of partners:

Council of Europe (CoE)

The EEA and Norway Grants cooperate with the Council of Europe (CoE)  who provides strategic advice as well as technical input and know-how in its areas of expertise - human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The CoE is also a direct partner in 21 programmes in ten countries. The CoE contributes in areas where its impact and legal instruments are highly relevant and add value such as improving the justice systems, countering gender-based violence, Roma inclusion policies and civil society support.

Read more about our partnership with the Council of Europe.

Transparency International (TI)

Collaboration with Transparency International  (TI) - a global civil society organisation that promotes transparency and fights corruption - drawas on its expertise in assessing corruption risks. Special attention is given to corruption risk association with the grant management process.

Read more about our partnership with Transparency International

Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC)

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) is a non-governmental organisation focused on ensuring respect for human rights. In the implementation of the Grants, the NHC is responsible for keeping the Norwegian civil society informed about the NGO programmes in the beneficiary countries and facilitate contact and cooperation between NGOs in the beneficiary countries and Norway.

Read  more about our partnership with the Norwegian Helsinki Committee

European Commission (EC)

The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union and is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and the day-to-day running of the EU. The Commission works closely with the Grants to ensure that all programmes are in line with European policy goals and comply with EU policies.

Read more about our partnership with the European Commission

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) was established in 2007 as one of the EU’s specialised agencies, providing independent, evidence-based advice on fundamental rights. FRA provides expert advice on the protection of fundamental rights and engages with the EEA and Norway Grants on issues of mutual interest.

Read more about our cooperation with FRA