Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Enhanced Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups

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Programme Operator:
Ministry of Education and Science
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Programme Summary


Strengthened social and economic cohesion

Programme summary

Programme Concerns

A maximum level of funding available from the total eligible expenditure of the programme for infrastructure (hard measures) shall be identified in the concept note.

Developing further the results of projects funded under the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 shall be explored when developing the concept note.

Municipalities in disadvantaged areas with a high percentage of Roma population shall be given priority.

The possibility of predefining project(s) with the Council of Europe and, as relevant, other stakeholders shall be explored when developing the concept note.

The programme shall combat exclusion and discrimination of Roma.

The programme shall ensure a systemic approach to local development and poverty reduction integrating measures in education, employment, housing, and health (including initiatives addressing the health needs of vulnerable groups).

Bilateral Ambitions

€100,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.

Information on the projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants is provided by the Programme and Fund Operators in the Beneficiary States, who are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of this information.