The objective of the Travel Support is to facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between eligible entities in Croatia and Norway with the intent to prepare joint project applications for funding under the Programme.
In the presence of the Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Memorandum of understanding on the implementation of Norwegian financial mechanism 2014- 2021 and Memorandum of understanding on the implementation of European Economic Area were signed in Zagreb on 3th of July 2018.
Following the public call on submission of project ideas that was launched in April 2017, the €60,6 million has been available now within EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The aim of Fund is to support sustainable and quality youth employment in Europe. Out of the more than 300 project ideas submitted, 27 projects with partners from 25 countries in Europe have now been selected to receive funding.
This Annual report provides an overview of the work, achievements and results in the beneficiary countries during 2017-2018. Through the Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway allocated 1,8 billion euros in order to support 149 Programmes and more than 7 000 projects in 16 beneficiary countries. The main objective of the EEA Grants is to reduce the socio-economic disparities in Europe and to strengthen bilateral cooperation with beneficiary countries. This report includes projects that were finished in 2017.
On February 28, 2018, negotiations within Norway / EEA financial mechanism for the New Financial Period 2014-2021 finished in Brussels. In the new funding period Republic of Croatia will receive a total of 103.4 million EUR that will be implemented through 5 Programmes.
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have announced a new fund that supports regional cross-border and transnational projects proposing shared solutions to Europe’s common challenges. Funding is available within all priority sectors of the EEA and Norway Grants.