Managing the Grants is an important task and has to be done with insight and competence. To ensure that the programmes and projects EEA and Norway Grants promote hold European and international standards, the donors have established partnerships with three European partners in the 2014-2021 funding period. These International Partner Organisations (IPOs) share the same aims and values as the EEA and Norway Grants and add value at a strategic level in relevant areas.
Council of Europe
In the 2014-2021 funding period, the Council of Europe (CoE) is the most comprehensive external partner of the Grants. The organisation is involved in at least 14 programmes and several projects, providing strategic advise as well as technical input in the areas of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
Council of Europe’s website
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
The Grants have several programmes and projects on Roma inclusion and fundamental rights and as partner we draw on the long experience of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The Grants also cooperate with FRA in organising high-level related events in the field of human rights
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides the Grants with strategic advice in areas like programme developmet, programme implementation and good governance. The organisation is involved in a number of programmes and projects.