In addition to contributing to the reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, the EEA and Norway Grants shall also strengtheningstrengthening contact and cooperation between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and the 15 beneficiary states.
Partnership projects are therefore encouraged. Partnership projects are joint projects where input from both parties are necessary to achieve the objectives of the project.
In the previous grant period, over 100 projects with bilateral partnerships were implemented under the NGO Funds, mostly in Poland, Slovenia and Cyprus.
All programmes have funds set aside to facilitate such cooperation. Special seed money funds are set up in the beneﬁciary states to cover networking, finding partners, exchange of experiences and establishing partnerships.
The proposal for the partnership project should be developed in cooperation between the beneficiary project promoter and the donor state partner. A project partner can incur costs to be funded by the project in the same manner as the project promoter. This needs to be included in the individual budget of the project application. Examples of costs that may be covered are travel expenses and standard hourly rates to cover actual costs.
Read more about partnerships here.