The first two calls for organisations focusing on teaching and education are now published. Through the Local Development Program Norway made available 26 million EUR to facilitate even development of Croatia by strengthening primary education
The Local Development Programme is part of the EEA and Norway Grants in Croatia. Its objective is to foster economic and social cohesion in Croatia by equalising education opportunities. The programme aims to upgrade material and human resources in primary education. Particular attention is given to improving skills and competences of children and teachers and other professionals in natural sciences, ICT and entrepreneurship. Promotion of inclusive education as well as of values of active citizenship are other integral parts of the programme.
Building partnership between likeminded organizations from Croatia and Norway is deeply rooted in all our programmes, and Local Development is not an exemption. Partnership with organisations from donor countries, including Norway, is additionally stimulated during the evaluation of proposals. To assist in identification of partners a matchmaking event was organised.
All activities in the programme are organised in partnership with Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU). DIKU is also tasked with facilitating contacts with Norwegian organisations. Visit their webpages and learn how and why you should seek a Norwegian partner.
The objective: promotion of equal educational opportunities and development of skills that are matching the labour market needs among primary schools' staff and pupils. The projects must focus on one of priority areas (STEM, ICT, entrepreneurship, active citizenship and inclusive education). Special attention is given to projects in underserved areas.
Project duration: 12-18 months
Requested funding: between 50.000 and 200.000 EUR
Eligible cost covered: up to 100%
Deadline for submission of project proposals: August 2, 2021, 16:00
The objective: improvement of primary schools' capacities in STEM teaching and learning. The projects may also include activities in the ICT, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship. Special attention is given to projects in underserved areas and to the inclusion of pupils with special educations needs.
The call has two components:
Component A - Development of STEM skills through equipping school classrooms with STEM equipment
Component B - Establishment of Regional Science Centres for STEM education in primary schools
Project duration: 12-21 months
Requested funding: Component A: between 200.000 and 1.000.000 EUR; Component B between 1.000.000 and 3.000.000,00 EUR