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?
A ceremonial opening of the Programme Culture will be held in Prague on 28 May 2019. The programme will support the revitalization of the cultural heritage, its innovative use and various cultural and creative activities in cooperation with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
The match-making seminar in the area of cultural heritage under the Programme Culture will be held in the National Technical Museum in Prague (Kostelní 42, Prague 7) on 27 May 2019. The seminar is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. The aim of the seminar is to enable meeting between the applicants in the area of cultural heritage and potential project partners from donor states. It shall facilitate first contacts and enhance further cooperation and partnership in planned projects.
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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