The Arts Council Norway and The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage organized a kick-off event „Over alle grenser! Kultursamarbeid i Europa“ (Across All Borders! Cultural Cooperation in Europe) that took place in Oslo in the end of May 2018.
The Closing Event of the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 took place in the Krkonoše Mountains on 13-14 June 2018.
A voluntary organisation in Malta called Ronald McDonald House Charity (Malta) is interested in partnering with interested parties for the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
EEA AND NORWAY GRANTS
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
The Czech Republic has been a recipient of this financial support since 2004 when we joined the European Union and therefore the European Economic Area (EEA) as well.
Since 2004 the EEA and Norway Funds have supported a number of interesting projects for more than CZK 6 billion in the Czech Republic. Currently the Czech Republic is the fifth biggest recipient after Poland, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria.
The Memoranda of Understanding for a current third programming period of the EEA and Norway Grants were officially signed at the Anežský klášter premises in Prague on 4th September 2017. The Czech Republic will receive EUR 184.5 million (approximately CZK 5 billion) in the new period. Supported will be projects focusing primarily on research and innovation, environmental protection, cultural heritage and cultural cooperation, public health, education and cooperation in justice. Great emphasis is given on human rights, the inclusion of Roma and the development of civil society.
The new period also offers great opportunities for bilateral projects and activities.