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Press release - 146 million available for European regional cooperation

Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland have announced that NOK 146 million is now available under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme for projects promoting cross-border cooperation in Europe.

Press release from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Date: 24 January 2018

146 million available for European regional cooperation projects ­

‘Many of the economic and social challenges we are   facing in Europe today do not respect national borders,’ said Minister of   Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

The regional cooperation fund, which was launched in   Brussels today, is part of the EEA and Norway Grants. A total of EUR 34.5   million has been allocated to this fund. The funding available in the call   for project proposals announced today amounts to EUR 15 million, or about NOK   146 million. The purpose of the fund is to finance regional cooperation   projects within a wide range of fields.

‘It is important that Norway is promoting European   solidarity and cooperation through this new fund,’ Ms Eriksen Søreide said.

Audun Halvorsen, State Secretary in the Norwegian   Ministry of Foreign Affairs, launched the fund in Brussels today.

It is possible to apply for funding for projects   within any of the priority sectors under the EEA and Norway Grants, for   example projects in the areas of innovation, business development, health,   research, social inclusion, the environment and climate change, culture,   civil society, protection of fundamental rights, migration, and the judicial   system/correctional services. Funding is available for projects in all the 15   beneficiary countries in the grant scheme. In addition, funding is available   for projects that involve cooperation with any of 10 non-EU countries that   border on a beneficiary country.

Projects must involve cooperation between entities   from at least three countries in order to be eligible for funding. Norwegian   partners may be invited to participate as technical experts.

The deadline for applications is   1 July 2018. For more information, please visit the website: