20 Mar 2015

Project sponsored by Norwegian EEA Grants goes viral on the Internet and attracts attention outside Lithuanian borders

The Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights (LŽTS) has initiated a campaign sponsored by the EEA and Norway Grants. Their campaign video, where a black man asks strangers to translate a text that someone had written to him in Lithuanian has gone viral on the internet.
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16 Mar 2015

Checkpoint – the first place offering consultations and disease testing in Latvia, celebrates its one year anniversary

On 5th March, 2015 Checkpoint – the first place offering consultations and testing in Latvia for men having sexual relationship with other men, celebrates its first year of foundation. The aim of the Checkpoint is to increase the number of men who regularly undergo medical examinations and start immediate treatment, if necessary, thus reducing the number of undiscovered or late detected cases of disease.


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16 Mar 2015

“Not to spend, but invest…” The Norwegian and EEA grants ensure important progress in research of civil society and create social connections in Latvia

In January, 2013, Civic Alliance – Latvia, Latvia’s largest umbrella organization started implementation of a pre-defined project “Improvement of Support and Monitoring System for Sustainable Development of Civic Society in Latvia” in the program “NGO Fund," which is funded by the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanism. The overall goal of the project is to strengthen sustainable development of civic society in Latvia. The goal of the program "NGO Fund" is to strengthen civic development of society and to strengthen support to social justice, democracy and sustainable development.
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06 Mar 2015

Closing the gap between civil society and decision-makers

As policies are being developed, civil society organizations across Europe feel the need to be involved in this process in order to ensure the relevance and effectiveness of the policies in the everyday life. The NGO Forum Riga 2015 has given the opportunity to these organizations to come together and develop a road map for their involvement.

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27 Feb 2015

Virtual Antidscrimination Lesson

As part of the project Hate, I'm against it and School of tolerance, funded by the EEA Grants, NGO Funds, the Center for Citizenship Education invites all those interested to attend a virtual course in antidiscrimination.

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27 Feb 2015

Promoting Roma in Law Enforecement and Enabling Hungarian Law Enforcement to Effectively Handle Hate Crimes

A project advising Hungarian law enforcement agencies on handling hate crimes and promoting Roma in law enforcement was launched in November in Hungary with support from the EEA and Norway Grants.

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29 Jan 2015

Norwegian methodology to help children from disadvantaged communities in Slovakia

About 20 teachers and community workers dealing with children of preschool age from socially disadvantaged communities were introduced to the Norwegian teaching methodology "Grunnlaget" (in English "Foundation") during a seminar held in Bratislava at the end of September 2014. The methodology focuses on enhancing cognitive functions of children with learning difficulties.

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24 Dec 2014

Innovative and interactive theatre to improve the situation for minorities in Slovenia

It has been around twenty years since the break-up of Yugoslavia, yet the national communities of former Yugoslavia do not have an official minority group status which would provide them with specific collective rights. Instead they have to deal with factors that hinder their proactive participation in public life. To improve the situation for these groups, a Slovenian organisation is using innovative theater methods to mobilise the society. The project is funded by the EEA Grants and the NGO Programme in Slovenia.

 

 

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11 Dec 2014

Protecting unaccompanied minors in Greece

Every day, unaccompanied minors arrive in Greece, mainly from Afghanistan and Syria. Irregular entry into Greece, especially through the islands of the Eastern Aegean, has recently witnessed a dramatic upsurge, making 2014 a record year. NGO METAction, Action for Migration and Development from Greece and Vergeforeningen Følgesvennen from Norway have now teamed up to cover a gap in the provision of services to unaccompanied minors. Through this project, they want to prepare the ground for establishing an effective system for the guardianship of these minors.

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08 Dec 2014

Added impact through international cooperation

"You need to see how another life is possible in order to know what to strive for," concluded one participant after a study trip to Norway for people with intellectual disabilities to see how Norwegians with intellectual disabilities live, work and are integrated in civil, social and political processes. This project and others were presented in Riga during a seminar dedicated to bilateral cooperation.

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