Call for proposals for grants under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation are announced

The Financial Mechanism Office (“the FMO”) announces call for proposals for grants for transnational projects under the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation (“the Fund”).

The Fund operates on the basis of calls designed and launched by the Donor States Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein with support from their secretariat the FMO. The project selection will follow a two-step procedure, in which this call is the first step. Based on the assessment of submitted concept notes, shortlisted applicants may continue to the second step.

Projects funded are intended to contribute towards the overall objectives of the EEA and Norway Grants:

  • Reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area; and
  • Strengthening relations of the Donor States Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein with 15 Beneficiary States in Northern, Central and Southern Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia).

The projects supported must be regional cross-border or transnational in nature and involve multiple partners and activities in different countries. Eligible entities must apply as a consortium, consisting of entities from a minimum of three countries (eligible countries are the 15 Beneficiary States mentioned above, and the selected non-EEA countries Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine).

The Deadline for submitting concept notes01.07.2018. Notification of applicants of the results of the assessment of the concept notes – 15.10.2018. Deadline for submitting full proposals15.12.2018. Notification on selection of projects – 01.03.2019.

For further information on eligibility, please see next documents in attach:

Call for Proposals – Concept Note Phase.

Questions and Answers.