So far the JCBF members was approved three predefined activities as follows:

Participation in the conference “Gender Equality”

Beneficiary: Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Duration: the conference held from 31 October to 1 November 2021

The main purpose of the activity was to bring together agents of change for gender equality in the Beneficiary and Donor States and foster potential future co-operation under the EEA Grants. At the conference, the successful tools and techniques in the field of gender equality, in particular the Nordic approach was introduced and examples of the best practices from Iceland, Portugal, Norway and the beneficiary states were presented.

Bilateral activity: The Sense of Play

Beneficiary: DeltaLab, Centre for Urban Transition, Architecture and Urbanism, University of Rijeka

Duration: January – May 2021

Budget: 150.000 EUR

The goal of the bilateral activity is the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of the inclusive design and in particular applying inclusive design principles in design projects for children.

Online workshops for experts focused on the development of inclusive design in Croatia will be implemented. The results of the workshops will be the development of three installations: children mobile sensory installation, that will be placed inside the Children’s House of the Rikard Benčić complex, a mobile multifunctional installation including playful elements for children that can be used for pop-up outdoor events and a children’s sensory installation which will be located in the Export drvo building space. The activity is implemented within the project Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture.

Bilateral activity: FIrefighters Raising Preparedness and Awareness for Road Traffic Safety

Beneficiary: Croatian Figherfighting Associatian

Duration: January – December 2021

Budget: 100.000 EUR

This bilateral activity will contribute to raising preparedness and awareness in the field of traffic safety in the Republic of Croatia through the education of firefighters. The activity will be carried out through workshops and joint training of trainers.

The experience of the Norwegian partner will help to improve the work of Croatian firefighters regarding traffic and how to contribute the improve the road safety in Croatia. Also, educational materials and a promotional video will be prepared.

Open Call for Proposals „Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation with Norway in Green Transition“

The Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds, the Croatian National Focal Point of the EEA and Norway Grants, has on 14 October 2022 published the Call for Proposals „Strengthening bilateral cooperation with Norway in Green transition“. The Call, with a total allocation of 500.000,00 euro financed by the Fund for bilateral relations, is aiming to support bilateral initiatives in the area of green transition of public bodies and institutions, as well as non-govermental institutions form the Republic of Croatia and the Kingdom of Norway.

The deadline for applications is 28 November 2022 until 16 hours.

Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe