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Takket være støtte fra den norske ordningen under EØS-midlene (Norway Grants) har Romania nå fått et nasjonalt hepatittregister. Det vil gi helsevesenet bedre muligheter for forebygging og kontroll med de sykdommer som forårsakes av hepatitt B og C. Read more

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. Read more

’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. Read more

More than 40.000 people visited the “Stop Violence” tent, and more than 70 professionals were involved in a workshop on combating domestic and gender-based violence. Read more

The Royal Norwegian Embassy to Romania and Bulgaria, with residence in Bucharest, has a new position linked to the EEA and Norway Grants. Read more

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

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. Read more

Sign up for the final conference of RO-17 Green Industry Innovation Programme Romania, organized in Bucharest on October 14th! Read more

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. Read more

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

“We are getting food, soap, clothes and care”, says Maria, 40, victim of domestic violence and mother of 5 under age children. She and her children were separated from the aggressor and together they received shelter and support in the Recovery Centre for Victims of Domestic Violence, opened in Ramnicu Sarat, Buzau County, with Norwegian support. Read more

People and possiblities showcase some of the many cooperation projects across Europe.

The exhibition People and possibilities opened in Oslo March 9th to shed new light on EEA Grants project results, the cultural players themselves, as well as culture and cultural heritage’s contribution to local and regional development in Europe. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Photo: Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

52 ancient icons (from the 15th to the 19th century) and 15 rare books, including the oldest book preserved in Romanian, have been restored and will be presented to the public in a new museum in Alba Iulia. Read more

Photo: Ministry of European Funds.

A new multicultural building will be open soon to reveal to the public old traditional handicrafts belonging to minorities in Romania. Collected from Transylvania and other regions, these ethnic treasures - from historical monuments to household objects and delicate clothing - will be displayed indoors and outdoors, creating a so-called “Road of Ethnic Minorities”. Read more

Using this car, a team from the Armata Salvarii will provide basic services for prople living on the streets of Bucharest.

With soup, medical equipment and a transformed Volkswagen, three workers from the Salvation Army help the poor and vulnerable in the most remote corners of Bucharest. The project is one of several born out of the cooperation between the Norwegian and Romania Salvation Army, and sponsored by the EEA-Norway Grants. Read more

Photo: © UNICEF Romania/ CyberMedia.

«I was happy when they came. I finally got to tell someone about my problems!” says Maria, a proud mother of three and one of the people interviewed for UNICEFs social census in her county, Bacau. Her village, Lipova, is one of many that are involved in a pilot-project called “Community services for children”, conducted and funded jointly by UNICEF, Norway Grants and Bacau County. Read more

Photo: OpenPolitics.ro.

The establishment of the Internet created a communication revolution. Through the internet, everyone is provided a platform to express their opinions, spread awareness on important issues and engage in meaningful discussions. Unfortunately, the Internet does not necessarily promote civilized discussions. Online fora that allow readers to comment often overflow of offensive and hateful posts tha... Read more

Photo: The Norwegian Embassy.

  Recycling of waste has only recently started in Romania. The current recycling rate is still not more than 2% ( Eurostat, 2012 ). EU requirements are  50% waste recycling by 2020. The project Sigurec, funded by Norway, will promote the selective collection of waste from the population and will contribute to improving the overall recycling rate in Romania. In partnership with big retail Read more