Photo: Mission of Norway to the EU .Photo: Mission of Norway to the EU

‘In the coming years, the EEA and Norway Grants will primarily be used to promote innovation and growth in Europe through cooperation between Norway and the beneficiary countries,’ said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker.

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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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Photo: UNICEF in Romania 2016/Radu Sandovici.

The Norwegian Ambassador participated, on March 22, in a high-level debate in the Romanian Parliament on the Minimum Package of Services for children and their families, a result of a project funded by Norway. In Romania, 48.5% of children are exposed to poverty and risk of exclusion, 17.4% are abandoning school, and one child out of three is leaving school in rural areas.

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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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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK...

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Cu toții dorim același lucru: să ne asigurăm că toți copiii cresc într-un mediu sigur, fără violențe. Totuși, explicarea măsurilor pentru protecția copilului poate fi un lucru complicat.

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We all want the same thing – to ensure that all children grow up in a secure environment free from violence. Yet, explaining child protection measures can be tricky.

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The deadline for submission of bids is 27 May 2016 at 15:00 local Romanian time.

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"The Diaspora House" is a project that takes Jewish music from around the world, and brings this diverse blend of Ashkenazi (Eastern European), Sephardic (Spanish) and Mizrahi (Arabic) Jewish music into jazz related and modern arrangements.

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Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden make ”A Turn for the Better” to present local solutions to global problems

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