Photo: Frode O. Andersen/Utenriksdepartementet .Photo: Frode O. Andersen/Utenriksdepartementet

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende opened the conference, and states represented at the conference were encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

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Photo: Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest.

Minister of EEA and EU affairs, Mr. Vidar Helgesen visited Romania April 14 – 15. Mr. Helgesen met with Prime-Minister Victor Ponta, with Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu and Minister of EU Funds Marius Nica. He also visited projects funded by Norway to help reduce social and economic disparities in Romania.

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Innovation Norway  are now looking for a replacement for one of the employees at their Bucharest office, due to maternity leave. The candidate will work together with Innovation Norway’s programme team. Innovation Norway’s Bucharest office is located at the Norwegian Embassy. Duration of assignment estimated to be 6-12 months. The Programme Officer will carry out a wide variety of tasks relat

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Photo: Lars K. Singelstad, Fresesarmeen.

A community centre was opened last week in Iasi by Salvation Army Romania in cooperation with Salvation Army Norway. Until 2017 over 800 people in need will get help. They will have access to education, healthcare, social protection and employment services. Norway contributes with around 3 MEUR to this initiative through the Norway Grants.

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The third edition of the Joint Nordic Business Networking Event in Romania with the four Nordic ambassadors and Nordic Business Associations as hosts, took place on March 12 2015.

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Ibsen Awards are announcing The Ibsen Scholarships 2015. Funds for professional theatre performances based on Henrik Ibsen’s plays are now available.

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Photo: The Norwegian Embassy.

The 17th of May is a special day in Norway. On this day, Norwegians celebrate the establishment of their constitution, signed on May 17th 1814, which symbolized the beginning of Norway as an independent nation. The tradition of celebrating the National Day on 17th of May has been kept alive since 1836. However, this day is not only celebrated in Norway- the festivities take place among Norwegia...

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Nearby the Park Carol in Bucharest, one finds a large industrial area surrounding the Hesper factory; a producer of hydraulic pumps. However, some of the old industrial buildings belonging to the factory are no longer in use and have been left abandoned for years. Nevertheless, where some people might only see an outdated industrial area, a group of Bucharest- based architects see a place with...

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Five secondary school pupils from different counties in Romania have become the new ambassadors for climate change after participating in the competition “Young Ambassadors for Climate Change”. The competition is part of a project supported by Norway through the EEA Grants. The Norwegian ambassador was present at the award ceremony and encouraged the young generation to fight for a clean and le...

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