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EEA & Norway Grants 2014-2021

The Agreement on the EEA Financial Mechanism for the 2014-2021 period was signed on 3 May 2016, with a total commitment of 1548.1 million euro. The Agreement on the Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the 2014-2021 period, with a total commitment of 1253.7 million euro, was also signed on 3 May 2016.

 

‘WORKING TOGETHER FOR A COMPETITIVE AND INCLUSIVE EUROPE’​
 
The overall objectives of the EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms for the 2014-2021 are:
 
 
To contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area,
 
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To strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States and the Beneficiary States through financial contributions in the priority sectors.
 
 
 
 
Malta has received €8 Million from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein after two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed on 1st February 2017 between the four countries on the Implementation of the EEA and the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms for the 2014-2021 programme period.  €4.4 Million were allocated under the EEA Financial Mechanism whilst €3.6 Million were allocated under the Norwegian FM.
 


 
 
 
Malta signed the Programme Agreement for the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 on 5 June 2018 at the Auberge d’Arragon, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality. Present at this ceremony were H.E. Margit F. Tveiten, Norwegian Ambassador for Malta, Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and Social Dialogue, Mr Paul Zahra, Permanent Secretary for EU Funds,  and the Bilateral Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division amongst other guests. H.E Margit F. Tveiten signed the Programme Agreement on behalf of the Donors and Ms Carmen Dalli, Director Programmes and Projects, signed it on behalf of the Head of the National Focal Point within the Funds and Programmes Division.
 
 
   

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EEA and Norwa​y Grants 2014-2021 Programme Launch
The Programme Launch for the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 was held on 12 September 2018. Present at this ceremony were H.E. Margit F. Tveiten, Norwegian Ambassador for Malta, Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and Social Dialogue, Mr Raphael Scerri, Director General at the Funds and Programmes Division, and the Bilateral Unit within the Funds and Programmes Division. Four projects shall be implemented under the EEA and Norway 2014-2021 Financial Mechanisms namely:
 
 
‘Reduction in social inequalities in health and the burden of disease’ implemented by the Ministry for Health, worth €2,407,059
 
‘Opportunity Knocks’ (OK) implemented by Appoġġ Agency within the Foundation for Social Welfare Services (FSWS), worth €941,176
 
‘Training of Local Council Staff in Principles of Good Governance, Transparency and Accountability’, for which a total budget allocation of €200,000 is earmarked additional to the sum of €1.1 million in grants for Local Councils in Urban Areas both led by the Department of Local Government, Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government
 
‘The Malta Maritime Museum: local development through cultural heritage’ implemented by Heritage Malta, worth €2,015,529
 
 

 

 

Presentations


Ministry for Health: PDP1 - Reduction in Social Inequalities in Health and the Burden of Disease
Foundation for Social Welfare Services: PDP2 - Opportunity Knocks (OK)
Local Government Division: PDP3 - Training of Local Staff in Principles of Good Governance, Transparency and Accountability, Small Grant Scheme for Urban Local Councils
Heritage Malta: PDP4 - The Malta Maritime Museum: local development through cultural heritage

Active Citizens Fund


Solidarity Overseas Service Malta

 

Launching of the Active Citizens Fund Malta – 15th July 2019


Programme Overview
Financial aspects
Pre-defined project

 

Fund for Youth Employment

Malta Communications Authority - Young ICT women: Innovative solutions to increase the numbers of EU vulnerable girls and young women into the digital agenda

Celebrating 25 Years of the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants

The Funds and Programmes  Division, within the Parliamentary Secretariat for EU Funds and Social Dialogue, Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (MEAE) as the National Focal Point for the EEA and Norway Grants in Malta, organised a Multicultural event, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the EEA Grants.

The event was held at Fort St Elmo during Notte Bianca on Saturday 5 October 2019, between 1900 and 2400 hrs.

National Focal points from 5 participating beneficiary countries namely Cyprus, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Romania participated and showcased their traditional food, artisan crafts and literature.  Short presentations were given by each country, including information about projects being carried out under these same grants.  FPD as the National Focal Point was also represented throughout the event, together with delegates from the Donor countries namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and the Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels. 

An art exhibition, based on a drawing competition open for 12 to 16 year olds, with the theme of Poverty Reduction was also put up and, during the evening, the winners were announced and prizes presented by the Hon Minister for European Affairs and Equality, Dr Edward Zammit Lewis.

The general public was invited to visit the stands throughout the duration of Notte Bianca. 

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Memorandum of Understanding on the Implementation of:

Priority sectors and programme areas 2014-2021​​​​​​​​​​​
Bilateral Funds Agreement
Technical Assistance Agreement
EEA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms 2014-2021 – Programme Agreement signed on 5 June 2018

 
 
Combined An​nua​l & Strategic Rep​orts of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021​​
 

Manual of Procedures

Manual of Procedures (MoP) Second Edition April 2020​
Annex 1- Funds Commitment Form (MSWORD)
Annex 2- Financial Identification Form (PDF)
Annex 3- Delegation of Authority Form (MSWORD)
Annex 4- Documentary On-the-spot check Report (PDF)
Annex 5- Follow-Up On-the-spot check Report (PDF)
Annex 6- Report on new Irregularities​​ (MSWORD)
Annex 7- Report on measures taken regarding already reported Irregularities ( MSWORD)
Annex 8- Project Progress Report(MSWORD)                                                                                                                 Annex 9- Project Completion Report (MSWORD)
Annex 10- Inventory Form (MSWORD)
Anne​x 11- Funds Recovery Form​​​​ (MSWORD)
Annex 12 - Change in Project Leader Form (MSWORD)

 

Other ​Documents​​

Financial Guidance
Results guidelines
Guideline for research programme
Publicity Manual
Communication Strategy
Core indicators 2014-2021 - Guidance documnt for programmes financed under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

 
 
 
 
 
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