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Bilateral Cooperation

Strengthening environmental cooperation between the Czech Republic and Norway is one of the main objectives of Norway grants and Environment, Ecosystems and Climate Change Programme. Therefore, the projects which are implemented in cooperation between Czech and Norwegian entities are welcome.

The purpose of promoting bilateral cooperation is to establish new contacts, to exchange experience and to share examples of good practice. The Norwegian donor project partners shall be established in Norway as a legal person.

Fund for Bilateral relations

a. The Fund for bilateral relations was established with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the Czech Republic and Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). The allocation for the period 2014-2021 is 3, 69 million EUR. This funding will be available within the open calls for applicants announced by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic. These calls are focused to support activities that contribute to the development and strengthening of bilateral cooperation as seminars, conferences, workshops, study tours, studies and data surveys or promoting activities.

On 31 August 2018, the first Open Call for submission of grant applications for bilateral initiatives under the Fund for Bilateral Relations was launched. Details and more information for potential applicants can be found in section Calls.

b. A part of allocation shall be used within the Environment, Ecosystems and Climate Change Programme operated by the State Environmental Fund of the Czech Republic for the following activities:

·          to strengthen existing cooperation between Norwegian and Czech institutions, public administration and other entities;

·         to help to establish new cooperation and good practice sharing between Czech and Norwegian institutions within the project partnership;

·         to strengthen cooperation and to promote of good practice sharing with other international actors and Norwegian partners.