We are pleased to inform you that the Call for Proposals under the “Social Dialogue – Decent Work” Programme was launched on 7 November 2018. The Open Call is open for 11 Beneficiary States (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia; Cyprus and Hungary will be eligible soon), that are involved in this Programme.
With regards to future open calls in the area of the cultural heritage, the participation at the international conference: FOCAL POINT: UPCYCLING CULTURAL HERITAGE.
The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage announced on 18 October 2018 the call for participants of the study trip in Norway. Due to the limited capacity, all participants were confirmed. New applications will not be subjected to evaluation due to limited capacity and budget of the study trip.
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.