The Norway Grants represent Norway’s contribution towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
Through the Norway Grants, Norway contributes to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
Norway cooperates closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Together with the other donors, Norway has provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014.
Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway and are available in the countries that joined the EU after 2003. For the period 2014-2021, the Norway Grants amount to €1.25 billion. The priorities for this period are:
#1 Innovation, Research, Education, Competitiveness and Decent Work
#2 Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
#3 Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
#4 Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
#5 Justice and Home Affairs
All projects are co-financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 15%.
Call for a small grant scheme to apply for a project to raise awareness of climate change mitigation and adaptation in schools (CLIMAEDU)
The aim of the call for the Small Grants Scheme under the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Program (hereinafter referred to as "SK-Climate") is to support schools' educational projects to raise awareness of climate change mitigation and adaptation, based on technical measures in school premises and on school areas. The aim is to support the integration of the latest scientific knowledge, innovative approaches and best practices on how to contribute to climate change mitigation and how to prepare for the consequences of climate change in everyday life in environmental education and training, including public awareness.
SOURCES OF SUPPORT:
Norway grants and state budget of the Slovak Republic
EXPECTED RESULTS OF THE PROGRAM
Increased resilience to climate change and ability to respond to climate change within target areas
Awareness-raising activities on climate change mitigation and adaptation implemented by schools
- at least 1 "soft" measure, aimed at creating, or updating educational materials to ensure that pupils are taught how to mitigate while adapting to climate change;
- at least 3 "hard" technical measures implemented in the interior and / or exterior of the school and on school premises with a view to mitigating and / or adapting to climate change.
- at least to the extent of freely available to the public created educational materials published on the school's website / subpage.
If you want to know more about programmes and projects financed by the Norway Grants in Slovakia, visit www.norwaygrants.sk.