The EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation has been launched and the first call for proposals completed. The Norwegian Mapping Authority is involved as expertise partner.
Cross-border and transnational cooperation
Whereas the majority of EEA and Norway Grants funding is supports national initiatives and bilateral cooperation between the donor and beneficiary countries, the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation targets projects strengthening cross-border and transnational cooperation between the donor countries, the beneficiary countries and ten non-EU Member States.
Multiple partners from three countries acting as a consortium
The €34.5 million Fund supports cooperation in the form of knowledge sharing, exchange of good practice and capacity building across the priority sectors of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021, and projects supported must be regional cross-border or transnational in nature, involving multiple partners and activities acting as a consortium, from a minimum of three of the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Call for proposals
The first Open Call for Proposals was published in January 2018 and the deadline for this first call was July 1st 2018. The total amount available for projects in that call is €15 million. Interested parties should keep track of the fund’s main website for news and other updates, as well as helpful questions, answers and further guidance in the application process.
The Norwegian Mapping Authority is interested in acting as an Expertise partner for regional cooperation projects and would like to invite interested parties to first make themselves familiar with the rules and regulations for funding and eventually take contact with any relevant project proposals.