The new CONCORD Director Seamus Jeffreson and Soledad Briones from the Concord Secretariat met with representatives from the EEA (European Economic Area) and Norway Grants. The goal of this meeting was to better understand their project and identify possibilities for CONCORD member to access to these grants.
In the funding period (2009-2014) around €147 million is on offer to NGO programmes in 15 countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
NGOs are also eligible for funding under many of other thematic EEA and Norway Grants programmes, such as mainstreaming gender equality, promoting work-life balance, environmental protection and climate change, health and youth. The NGO programmes channel funding to support activities at the heart of NGOs mandate, such as fostering active citizenship, advocacy, watchdog and monitoring activities. A specific focus is placed on ensuring capacity building of sector itself.
There are currently 44 ongoing calls, see here.
More information on the EEA webiste.
Source: CONCORD Member to Member newsletter from 28th of January 2014