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2019

Information for EEA and Norway Grants published in 2019.

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The seminar for applicants – Cultural Heritage (15.1.2020)

The seminar for applicants in the announced open call for the revitalization of movable and immovable cultural heritage was held in Prague (Ministry of Culture, Maltézské nám. 1 - Konírna) on 15. 1. 2020 in Czech language.

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KAPPA Programme: Report of the Opening conference and matchmaking

Technology agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) arranged the Opening conference and matchmaking on 25 and 26 November 2019 to connect project partners within the Call for Proposals of the KAPPA Programme. KAPPA Programme financed by EEA and Norway Grants is focused on supporting applied research and strengthening international cooperation. A total of 90 representatives of enterprises and research organizations from Czechia, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein attended the event.

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The National Institute of Public Health aims at spreading awareness about the correct use of antibiotics with its new project supported by EEA and Norway Grants.

Antibiotics prescribed for the treatment of viral diseases, e. g. flu, excessive use of broad-spectrum antibiotics or insistence from the patient’s side to prescribe these drugs. This all leads to so-called antibiotic resistance, which causes over thirty thousand deaths in Europe each year, to grow. The project of the National Institute of Public Health supported by EEA and Norway Grants focused on patients’ and doctors’ education should help prevent the issue in the Czech Republic

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Programme "Environment" - the “Oslo” grant call offers CZK 26 million for adaptation strategies

The State Environmental Fund of the Czech Republic launches the first call in the Environment, Ecosystems and Climate Change Programme, in which it will offer legal entities CZK 26 million to develop adaptation strategies to adapt to climate change at local and regional level. In the call, named after the Norwegian metropolis, applicants can receive up to 1,3 million Czech crowns, respectively cover up to 90 percent of the project’s eligible costs. The applications can be submitted online from January 14 to March 15, 2020.

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Bilateral Fund - the first three initiatives are approved

The Minister of the Environment approved a grant for the first three initiatives to receive financial support from Bilateral fund under the Environment, Ecosystem and Climate Change Programme. 40 % of allocation is still available.

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KAPPA Programme: Call for Proposal announcement

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) in cooperation with the Research Council of Norway (RCN) announced a Call for Proposals of the KAPPA Programme for industrial research, experimental development and innovation (Programme) financed by EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms (EEA and Norway Grants) on 20 November 2019. The project proposal submission starts on 21 November 2019 and ends on 27 February 2020 (98 days in total).

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The effectiveness of campaigns on the prevention of domestic and gender-based violence and intimate partner violence among teenagers and young adults were the themes of the 4th meeting of the SYNERGY Network against Domestic and Gender-based Violence

The meeting of the SYNERGY Network against Domestic and Gender-based Violence was held in Prague (Snemovni 7) on 8 October 2019. After Oslo and Bucharest, it was the fourth meeting of the platform SYNERGY Network against Domestic and Gender-based Violence.

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The Design of the New Memorial in Lety Will Be Decided by a Landscape-Architectural Competition

Lety u Písku. Memorial to the Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti in Bohemia. A symbol of a huge tragedy, a reminder of the Holocaust, and also a place for education of children and youth. All this is the mission of the memorial in Lety, that will be built on the place of a large pig feed facility in Lety u Písku, a place where one of the two “Gypsy camps” was located during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

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New Open Calls in Programme "Education" launched

The Centre for International Cooperation in Education – Dům zahraniční spolupráce (DZS) announced on 1 November 2019 the second round of the Calls for proposals for funding in the Programme “Education“. The Calls for proposals have been announced for all four outcomes: Institutional cooperation projects, Mobility projects, Vocational Education and Training Projects and Inclusive Education Projects.

 

 

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Preservation of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Konojedy

In the Ústí nad Labem Region, there is the village of Konojedy near the town Úštěk. This village, where only about a hundred residents live, hides an unexpected architectural and historical gem. The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary rises monumentally above the village on a hill. It is part of the fromer Sevite Convent. This baroque monument was built by Francis Charles Swéerts-Sporck in gratitude for triple healing of his only son in 1748-52. During the second half of the 20th century the church was insensitively used by the army and repeated blasts in a nearby quarry caused a harm of statics. Since the 1980s the church was repeatedly robbed and has gradually deteriorated.

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Koleč Castle preservation

In the small village Koleč there is hidden a remarkable building - the Koleč Castle. This small aristocratic residence was close to the removal from the Central Register of Cultural Heritage and complete demolition due to the long-term unsatisfactory condition. Thanks to the considerable effort and interest of several local patriots, the castle not only been saved and reconstructed, but there was also built a unique museum of beekeeping, which has a long tradition in village Koleč.

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Helpline for victims of crime and domestic violence

As part of our series on successful projects from the previous years of the EEA and Norway Grants, we would like to present you a project supported by the Norway Grants under the Let's Give Wo(men) a Chance Programme this time. This is a project called “First Aid for Persons at Risk / Affected by (Domestic) Violence”. The project was led by one of the longest-running non-governmental non-profit organizations in the Czech Republic the Bílý kruh bezpeční (hereinafter BKB), which has been long time involved in the assistance of victims of crime and domestic violence and provides them with professional and free assistance. Coincidentally, we visited the White Circle of Safety on 4 September 2019, exactly on the day of its 28th anniversary.

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Opening of the Programme Health on 19 September 2019

A ceremonial opening of the Programme Health was held in the Valkoprevorsky Palace in Prague on 19 September 2019. More than 100 representatives of healthcare providers, state institutions and non-profit patient organisations took part in the launch conference. The programme will support prevention of mental illness in children, prevention of non-communicable and communicable diseases and patient empowerment and strengthening the role of patient organizations.

 

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Gymnázium Teplice - excellent international cooperation with schools from Norway and Iceland

Not every secondary school can proudly say it has accomplished so many international projects and started cooperation with so many schools from abroad as Gymnázium Teplice. Thanks to the interest and enthusiasm of its employees and students this school has been doing well at it for a long time. Already 13 years ago this school has joined the EEA and Norway Grants for the first time. The gymnasium contacted first secondary schools in Norway in 2006. The gymnasium had established cooperation with these schools and the first two-sided visits of teachers and students had been realized. And in 2007, cooperation with the Icelandic school Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi begun and both scholls still closely cooperate.

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Comic stories describe the daily lives of people with mental illness

The effects of mental illness on man’s life and his surroundings are shown in comics, which were prepared by the representatives of FOKUS České Budějovice in partnership with FOKUS Tábor in previous period of EEA and Norway Grants. To increase their knowledge of the topic, they elaborated real stories of their clients.

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First call for proposals on strategic grants in Active Citizens Fund programme

Change the system: First call for proposals on strategic grants in Active Citizens Fund programme

The Open Society Fund Prague and Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation on behalf of a consortium of the Active Citizens Fund announces a call for proposals on strategic grants which will provide financial support for civil society activities and strengthening its role in the process of sustainable systemic change.

 

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Contact seminar - Invitation

Centre of International Cooperation in Education (DZS), acting as the Czech Programme Operator of the Programme Education funded by the EEA Grants 2014-2021, invites representatives of educational institutions from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to participate in the contact seminar with the aim to strengthen their bilateral cooperation with Czech schools.

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Ongoing Call for proposals on bilateral projects within Active Citizens Fund

On August 5, 2019 the Open Society Fund Prague (hereafter referred to as OSF Prague) as a member of the consortium of the Active Citizens Fund in the Czech Republic announces a call for proposals on bilateral projects under the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the Active Citizens Fund.

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Looking back at the presentation of the Grants at the Colours of Ostrava festival

Further year of the Colours of Ostrava festival is over. More than 40,000 people come to this multi-genre festival every year. In addition to listening to music from around the world, people have the opportunity to participate in creative workshops or entertaining or ecological activities. They have also the chance to meet the experts from all over the world and discuss various topics in the MeltingPot Centre. It is simply an extraordinary space for getting new information – all of that in one place. It is precisely because of the direct contact with the general public why the EEA and Norway Grants participate with their presentation.

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Support for Bilateral Meetings in Programme Culture

The Ministry of Culture as the Programme Partner in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance - Programme Operator announces on 28.6.2019 four open calls for bilateral meetings to be funded from the EEA Grants 2014-2021 under the Programme CZ - Culture.

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Environment Programme: The first call Trolltunga will strengthen international cooperation in environmental protection

To promote mutual cooperation and exchange of experience between Norway and the Czech Republic in environmental protection – this is the aim of the new Bilateral Fund call, named after the well-known Norwegian natural attraction „Trolltunga.“ The call was announced by the State Environmental Fund of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment as part of the Environment, Ecosystems and Climate Change Program. It has a total of 2,6 million crowns for so-called bilateral initiatives.

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Announcement of the 2nd Open Call under the Fund for Bilateral Relations

The Ministry of Finance – National Focal Point for the EEA and Norway Grants in the Czech Republic announces on 26 June 2019 the second Open Call for submission of Grant applications for bilateral initiatives under the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the framework of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021.

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Launch Conference of the Programme “Good governance”

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.

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Match-making Seminar in Cultural Heritage 27.5.2019

The match-making seminar in the area of cultural heritage under the Programme Culture was held in Prague on 27 May 2019. The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

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Opening of the Programme Culture 28.5.2019

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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.

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Looking for a project partner? Fill in the form and let others know.

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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?

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Open Call planned

The announcement of the next call for proposals is envisaged in Q2/2019. Please follow our websites for updates.

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Launch Conference of the Home Affairs Programme

The new Programme "Home Affairs" was officially launched at the conference in the building of the Ministry of Interior in Prague on 27 March 2019. The Ministry of the Interior as the Program Operator will receive the grant of € 5 million from the Norway Grants 2014-2021 to enhance police competence in preventing and combating crime.

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Call for proposal for Inclusive Education Projects is still open

The first call for proposals for Inclusive Education Projects was published on 8 March 2019. The allocation that has been set for this particular call is 227 500 EUR. The objective of this call is to support the projects that will be realized in cooperation of the entities from the Czech Republic with their project partners from the Donor states to develop the competences and classroom-based skills of teachers or multipliers (especially of those tasked with supporting inclusive approaches and working with Roma students). The application submission deadline is 20 May 2019.

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Watch the new EEA and Norway Grants promoting video

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Wondering why states as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein contribute financially to the Czech Republic and other European countries? What are in fact the EEA and Norway Grants and why do they really exist? Which areas will be supported in the third period of the EEA and Norway Grants? Please watch our video to get all this interesting information.

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Launch Event of the Programme Human Rights, Roma Inclusion and Domestic and Gender-based Violence

The new Programme „Human Rights, Roma Inclusion and Domestic and Gender-based Violence” was officially launched at a conference in Prague on 13 March 2019. Within the programming period of Norway Grants 2014 - 2021 more than half billion of Czech Korunas will be distributed by the Ministry of Finance (the Programme Operator) among projects aimed at human rights protection, inclusion of Roma in Czech society, Roma empowerment, prevention of domestic and gender-based violence and protection of victims.