21 Apr 2015

Homeless centre draws on Salvation Army Norway experience

“I worked all my life  on building sites until the moment I lost everything. Fortunately I met people from the NGO Vagus who helped me a lot and gave me the chance for a new life.”
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20 Apr 2015

Change and Challenge; Improving social services provided to victims of human trafficking in Romania

Asociatia Pro Refugiu is a Romanian NGO that alongside its partners Foundation People to People, East European Institute for Reproductive Health and Association Global Help will implement between 1 April 2015 and 30 March 2016 the project PRO HEALTH –Improve medical services for victims of human trafficking, financed through EEA Grants 2009-2014, NGO Fund in Romania.
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20 Apr 2015

Norwegian examples for Romanian social services

On 26th of March, Caritas Romania released the report "Norway - Romania – a comparative analysis on the financing and provision of social services". The event is part of the project "NGOs stronger together" and brought together experts in the field of social services and civil society representatives from Romania and Norway. They addressed the issue of a coherent policy for financing social services in Romania.
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14 Apr 2015

Norwegian-Czech cooperation in assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse

Non-profit organization Persefona z.s., like other similar organizations in the Czech Republic, contributes to improving the lives of its clients, both female and male, through professional legal, psychological, and social work counseling. However, Persefona differs from other groups in that they focus on the principles of the provision of such services and the approach taken toward such clients.
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25 Mar 2015

The NGO sector in Portugal


Earlier in February we wrote about a presentation session on two studies produced under the Active Citizenship Programme, on the importance and the role of NGOs in Portuguese society. The presentations took place on the 25th of February (streamed here) and the groundbreaking analysis have been made public.
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25 Mar 2015

Norwegian-Bulgarian cooperation in environmental capacity building and environmental protection

The project addresses the need to raise public awareness and develop skills among the target groups (students, environmentalist NGOs and the public) to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data. The Norwegian partner, the Norwegian Environmental Agency, has been involved in the project, providing expertise, consulting and taking part in the trainings organized on utilization of GIS for civic advocacy and monitoring of policies for sustainable, nature friendly development.
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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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