About the EEA and Norway Grants
The Grants represent funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to 15 European Union (EU) countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The Grants are linked to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) which includes a shared goal to work together to reduce economic and social disparities in the EEA.
For the period 2009-2014, the EEA and Norway Grants targeted beneficiary countries' needs in line with broader Europeanpolicies for a smarter, greener and more inclusive European economy.
In total, the donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. Of this, €1.8 billion was channelled through 150 programmes in 16 countries the period 2009-2014. Over 6 000 projects received support. Projects financed during this period were implemented until April 2017. Read about results and project stories on www.eeagrants.org. More information on EEA and Norwegian Grants 2009 - 2014 in Romania is available here: www.eeagrants.ro
About RO10 Programme
The RO10 Programme "Children and Young People at Risk and Local and Regional Initiatives to Reduce National Inequalities and Promote Social Inclusion" (CORAI) was funded through the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Space (EEA Grants) 2009-2014.
The programme aimed to contribute to the improvement of the situation of children and young people in risk situations (with special attention paid to Roma) through more active involvement of parents / guardians, service providers and the community in general, as well as supporting initiatives to initiate and test innovative measures in the field of social inclusion or to improve existing ones. The activities funded under the programme aimed at reducing the economic and social differences separating these vulnerable groups from the rest of society.
The RO10 Programme has proposed:
- implementing integrated, effective and effective measures addressing vulnerable groups of children and young people facing specific risks in order to promote social inclusion
- developing initiatives aimed at reducing inequalities and improving measures to combat discrimination against vulnerable groups to social and economic exclusion, measures initiated jointly by local and regional authorities, together with private and civil society actors
By facilitating the establishment of partnerships between entities in Romania and entities from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, in order to prepare and implement joint projects, the program also aimed to contribute to strengthening the bilateral relations between Romania and the three donor states.
Through the Memorandum of Understanding between Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and the Government of Romania on the implementation of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2009-2014, the Romanian Social Development Fund (RSDF) was designated Program Operator for the RO10 CORAI Program. The Program Agreement and the Implementation Agreement for the Program were signed in September 2013, with the official launch of the program taking place in December 2013.
The programme was implemented in partnership with the Council of Europe(CoE) - the Directorate for Democratic Citizenship and Participation, designated Program Partner from the Donors
The total value of the Program was 31,764,706 euros, including the 15% co-financing provided by the Romanian Government.
For more information about the Program you can contact us at:
Tel./fax: 004 021 315 34 15; 004 021 315 34 40;
Contact person: Stefan Dabu, promotion communication specialist