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Potential Call for Applications under the Norway Grants, Social Dialogue – Decent Work Programme
The Norway Grants are Norway’s contribution to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Europe. The five priority sectors and 23 programme areas funded in the period 2014-2021 reflect the priorities set out in the EU Europe 2020 strategy and the EU Cohesion Policy objectives.
One of the programme areas funded under these grants is Social Dialogue – Decent Work, whose objective is strengthened tripartite cooperation between employer organisations, trade unions and public authorities and the promotion of decent work.
A call for proposals for the Social Dialogue – Decent Work programme under the Norway Grants is planned to be published in October, 2018.
The fund operator entrusted with this call is INNOVASJON NORGE (Oslo, Norway) who will be organising a number of events to promote this call in a number of capital cities in Europe. To date, events will be carried out in:
Bulgaria                  18 September
Romania                 19 September
Estonia                    26 September
Latvia                      27 September
Lithuania                10 October
Poland                    11 October
Slovenia                  17 October
Croatia                    18 October
Slovakia                  25 October
Czech Republic  24 or 26 October
A call for Travel Support under the Social Dialogue – Decent Work programme has been published on the following link:
You may find more information on the specific programme area, including the areas of support and suggested measures, through the following link.



Launch of the new EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation


On Wednesday, 24th January 2018, the EEA and Norway Grants Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) launched the new EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation at an event in Brussels. With this Fund, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway shall support European cross-border and transnational project initiatives.  The first call for proposals and other related documentation were published on the website To promote the fund, one can find a short animation on the Facebook page:, which can be shared in social media channels.
Malta is eligible to apply for funding from the €15 million, which will be made available in this first call for proposals. Deadline for the first step of the application process is 1st July 2018. The projects supported must be regional cross-border or transnational in nature and involve multiple partners and activities in different countries. Eligible entities must apply as a consortium, consisting of entities from a minimum of three countries.  Projects are expected to start in 2019.” 


EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 - Request for Quotations for a number of items

The Funds and Programmes Division within the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, as the National Contact Point for EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014, is requesting quotations for the provision of:
     Hiring of conference facilities and the provision of catering services in connection with the Closing Event: EEA and Norway Financial Mechanisms 2009-14 – RfQ reference number MEAIM/FPD/082/2017
     Notebooks with printed artwork - RfQ reference number MEAIM/FPD/083/2017
     Editing services in relation to a promotional video in connection with EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 – RfQ reference number MEAIM/FPD/084/2017
     Printed promotional material – RfQ reference number MEAIM/FPD/085/2017
The cost of the relevant products will be co-financed through the Technical Assistance budget and the Programme Operator budget of the same programme.
The selection of the successful bidder will take place in line with the Public Procurement Regulations [LN 352 of 2016] and the cheapest technically compliant will be awarded the bid.
Request for Quotations
Clarifications and further information are to be sought through the contact details mentioned hereunder by Tuesday 6th of June 2017. Any clarifications received after this deadline will not be considered.
Quotations signed and scanned are to be submitted electronically to by not later than noon, Thursday 8th June 2017.

30th May 2017



The Financial Mechanism Office – the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is calling for bids for a Fund Operator to support the management of the EEA and Norway Grants Global Fund for Regional Cooperation.

For further information follow the link below:






Photo: Maciek Nabradalik


In the period 2014-2021 Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will contribute €2.8 billion to reduce disparities and strengthen cooperation with 15 EU countries. Today a consultation on the priorities for the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 is launched.
The draft ‘Blue Book’ - which is launched for consultation today - describes the agreed priority sectors and programme areas eligible for funding under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Its content reflects the joint experience built up between donor and beneficiary countries in the previous funding period 2009-2014. 
A green, competitive and inclusive Europe
The priorities in the draft ‘Blue Book’ build on the successes from the previous funding period, but they also take into account the major challenges Europe is currently facing. The EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 therefore aim to increase focus on priorities needed to boost smart and sustainable growth, such as innovation, research, environment, energy, climate change and low carbon economy. Through the Grants, the donors also contribute to stimulate social inclusion through attention for poverty reduction, youth employment, culture, civil society, good governance, justice and home affairs and fundamental rights.
Six weeks’ public consultation 
Prior to its finalisation all stakeholders are invited to provide input and comments on the content of the draft ‘Blue Book’ in a broad and open consultation process. Contributions may be submitted online through a survey that is open until 8 July 2016.
Give your input and find out more here:



Request for Quotations for the hiring of a Venue on 15 June 2015 to hold the Annual Meeting 2015 and a Public Seminar in Connection with the Swiss-Maltese Cooperation Programme- MEAIM/SWI/09/15

The Funds and Programmes Division (FPD) within the Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, is requesting quotations for the hiring of (a) a room to hold the Annual Meeting for the Swiss-Maltese Cooperation Programme and (b) a room to hold a Public Seminar in connection with the same programme.  Both events are scheduled to take place on Monday 15 June 2015.
Clarifications and further information may be obtained by sending an email request to by not later than 12.00 noon on 23 April 2015.
Scanned copies of the Request for Quotations form duly completed are to be sent electronically to or deposited in the Quotations Box at the Funds and Programmes Division, Triq il-Kukkanja, Santa Venera until 12:00 noon on 28 April 2015. 
Late quotations will not be considered.

14th April 2015


Call for Tenders: Evaluation of the Projects under the Swiss-Maltese Cooperation Programme


The Funds and Programmes Division, Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds notifies that:-

Sealed tenders will be received at this Office up to 10:00hrs on Wednesday, 24 September 2014, for:
Advt No MEAIM/CH/017/2014: Evaluation of the projects under the Swiss-Maltese Cooperation Programme


The tender document may be collected free of charge from the Funds and Programmes Division in the Parliamentary Secretariat for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Triq il-Kukkanja, Santa Venera SVR1411 during office hours or downloaded from here
29th August 2014


     Opening Report


     Tender Award Notice


Swiss Publicity Tender

Services Tender : Promotion of the Swiss- Maltese Cooperation Programme and Awareness of its Achievements.
Closing Date : 14 June 2013.
Tender Document click here





EEA Norway 2009-2014- 1st Call for Project Proposals

SOS Malta launched a call for project proposals on the 10th May 2013.
Deadline is on the 12th July at noon.
More Information click here.

EEA Norway

Combating hate speech online – Campaign launch 22 March

No Hate 
The EEA and Norway Grants have entered into a strategic partnership with the Council of Europe to promote tolerance and fundamental rights. Activities countering hatred are encouraged through the EEA NGO programmes.
During the last few years we have registered continued and renewed violations of fundamental rights, including physical and verbal attacks on minority groups, migrants, and on organisations defending human rights in Europe.
To address these concerns, the EEA and Norway Grants have joined forces with the Council of Europe and support the No Hate Speech Movement.   This campaign against hate speech online starts on 22 March 2013 and will run through to 2014.
The objective is to take action against hate speech online in all its form – while respecting freedom of expression. The No Hate Speech Movement is based on human rights education, youth participation and media literacy.
EEA Grants support NGO projects
NGOs in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain can apply for project funding to take action against hate speech through the EEA Grants NGO Programmes.
Support to civil society is one of the key priorities of the EEA Grants, with NGO programmes worth a total of €147 million.
Promoting democratic values including human rights and good governance, combating discrimination, intolerance, gender inequality and social exclusion, are central to the programmes. At least 10% of the funding is targeted to children- and youth-driven organisations and/or activities.
NGOs are also eligible for funding under many of the other thematic EEA and Norway Grants programmes. This makes the Grants one of the prime funding schemes for civil society in Central and Southern Europe.
What is hate speech?
Hate speech, as defined by the Council of Europe, covers all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance, including: intolerance expressed by aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism, discrimination and hostility against minorities, migrants and people of immigrant origin.


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