Principles of Project Finance
Information on the amount of support within the EEA Funds and Norwegian Funds
The Project “About the biodiversity for the future – how to teach that a roe deer is not a wife of a red deer” uses the funding in the amount of 900 000 zł, originating from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as EEA funds. The aim of the project is to increase public awareness of biological diversity and to educate society in this field in conjunction with climate change and the economic value of ecosystems. The goal will be achieved through the organization of a nationwide series of workshops teachers from primary and secondary schools and members of the Polish Hunting Assocaition and the equipment NGOs involved in environmental education in teaching materials released during the project. We have chosen these groups of educators to fill the gap in basic knowledge about biodiversity. As we know the topic is presented in teaching program in insufficient or improper way.
Through the EEA and Norwegian funds Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing social and economic inequality and strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Europe. Three countries cooperate closely with the EU on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement).
In the period 2009-2014 the value of the funds of the EEA and Norwegian funds is 1.79 billion. Norway provides approximately 97% of total funding. Funds are available to non-governmental organizations, research institutions and universities, the public sector and the private sector in 12 newly admitted EU Member States as well as Greece, Portugal and Spain. In this framework there is extensive cooperation with stakeholders from donor countries, and projects can be implemented by 2016
Key areas of support include the environment and climate change, research and scholarships, civil society, health care and support for children, gender equality, justice and cultural heritage.