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The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Bulgaria 2014-2021 (the ‘Active Citizens Fund’). This is the invitation to bid.

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The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Romania 2014-2021 (the ‘Active Citizens Fund’). This is the invitation to bid. Background information The EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 represent funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reduce economic and...

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Norway and Bulgaria have signed agreements on a number of new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants. Justice and migration, the business sector, energy and enhanced Roma inclusion are priority areas for cooperation.

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Business development, research, energy and justice and home affairs will be key areas for cooperation between Norway and Romania over the next few years. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, EUR 502.5 million has been allocated to 12 programmes. The MoU with Romania is the first of a series of MoUs to be signed with the 15 beneficiary countries on the use of grants amounting to EUR 2.8 billion.

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New CALL under fund for Bilateral Relations. Application process started!

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Financed by € 500.000 from the Norway Grants a project at the prison on the Tătaru Island in the Danube delta has strengthened the capacity of the Romanian penitentiary system to facilitate reintegration of inmates after release. The achievements were highlighted during the closing conference held 29 September.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bucharest together with Invest Romania hosted a Nordic – Romanian business and match-making event on September 13. The theme of the event was building partnerships, in the context of the Romanian and Norwegian current business outlook.

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Mulțumită Granturilor norvegiene, România are acum un Registru Național de Hepatite. Acesta va oferi autorităților medicale mai multe posibilități pentru a preveni și a controla bolile cauzate de virusurile hepatice B și C.

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The EEA and Norway Grants are an effective tool for strengthening relations between Norway and the beneficiary countries, an independent evaluation has concluded.

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’It doesn’t require a lot of effort on my part, but it means a lot to the people we are helping,’ says George Maragoudakis. He is an interpreter in the new asylum system in Greece, which has been developed with support from Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants.

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Girl and boy looking for crabs. 
Photo: Christian L. Elgvin/ tinagent.com.

Ratificarea de către Norvegia a Convenției de la Haga din 1996 va întări cooperarea cu alte state în disputele parentale transfrontaliere și în cazurile privind protecția copiilor. Directoratul Norvegian pentru Copii, Tineret și Familie este desemnat drept Autoritatea Centrală a Convenției în Norvegia. Convenția va intra în vigoare la 1 iulie 2016.

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Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker presented the Government´s European work programme for 2016. 
Photo: Rune Bjåstad, MFA, Oslo.

“We need more, not less cooperation with the EU on the common challenges facing Europe”, said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker, pointing out the Single Market strategy, migration, climate and energy among the main priorities in the Government´s European work programme for 2016.

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