Launch Conference of the Programme „Good governance“ funded by the EEA grants 2014-2021, was officially launched on 6 June 2019 in Prague. Within the programming period of 2014 -2021 more than 150 million CZK will be allocated to projects aimed at improvement of effectiveness and transparency of public administration in the Czech Republic in cooperation with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
A ceremonial opening of the Programme Culture was held in the undergrounds of the former House of Art Industry – DUP39), currently the premises of the Theatre X10 in Prague on 28 May 2019.
Are you planning a project under an open call supported by the EEA and Norway Grants? Do you have a project idea that can benefit from the cooperation with other entities, especially from Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway? Or do you want to extend the scope of your project at the national level? But you are still missing the ideal partner?
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.
The launch of the first calls is expected at the turn of 2018 and 2019. All projects will have to be completed by 30 April 2024 at the latest.
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