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January 12, 2017 - The Financial Mechanisms Office announced that Ecorys Poland – together with its partner in consortium, JCP Srl from Italy – has been selected as a Fund Operator for the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment and the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation for 2017-2024.
The EEA and Norway Grants Global Fund for Regional Cooperation has established a separate grant allocation of €100 million recognising the need for funding to promote regional cooperation. The Global Fund is project oriented and supports responses to European challenges through enhanced dialogue and transnational cooper-ation. The overall aim of the EEA and Norway Grants Global Fund for Regional Cooperation is the reduction of economic and social disparities in the EEA and the strengthening of bilateral relations between the donors and fifteen Beneficiary States.
The Fund shall be implemented by way of transnational projects involving entities across the Beneficiary States of the EEA and Norway Grants as well as the Donor States – Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein – and the neighbour-ing third countries. The thematic focus areas and detailed guidelines will be set out in open calls for proposals. Projects financed under the Fund may be implemented until 30 April 2024 at the latest.
The EEA and Norway Grants Global Fund for Regional Cooperation is divided into two funds: