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Webinar “Circular Economy - How do we get there?” promoted by Tellus
Webinar “Circular Economy - How do we get there?” promoted by Tellus

On Earth Day, the first event organized by the Tellus project was presented. This is a webinar in a round table format, the objective of which was the dissemination of 5 projects and services in the field of Circular Economy, in order to bring together to enhance inter-business and inter-individual collaborations.

Presentation of the PLAAC – Arrábida project
Presentation of the PLAAC – Arrábida project

The second part of the seminar began with the presentation of PLAAC - Arrábida project, coordinated by ENA, will provide the municipalities of Setúbal, Sesimbra and Palmela with local climate change adaptation plans.

Project NO! in the blue ribbon campaing
Project NO! in the blue ribbon campaing

Project NO! joins the Blue Ribbon Campaign to raise awareness of the importance of preventing abuse and promoting the protection of children's rights

How big is unpaid care work in Portugal?
How big is unpaid care work in Portugal?

The care needs of the elderly population currently represent about 35% of all the necessary care work in Portugal, a figure that may rise to 41% already in 2030 and to 51.4% in 2050.

BridGEs launched the website
BridGEs launched the website

The BridGEes website has information about the project and will be updated with news about project initiatives, the results achieved, and the dissemination activities.

FILMar Project: "Aparelho voador a baixa altitude"
FILMar Project: "Aparelho voador a baixa altitude"

Solveig Nordlund’s directorial take on J. G. Ballard’s Aparelho voador a baixa altitude, opened in 2002 and is one of the titles that takes part on the film preservation and digitalization strategy, developed by Cinemateca-Museu do Cinema, under the FILMar Project of Culture Programme.

BridGEs: Opening Session
BridGEs: Opening Session

BridGEs: Opening Session on March 10th is aimed at companies and organizations interested in understanding whether their work contexts are promoters of equality and in improving their policies and practices of gender equality, reconciliation, and inclusion of diversity.

Bilateral initiative "Novel CARTs"
Bilateral initiative "Novel CARTs"

The main objective of this bilateral cooperation is to characterize and evaluate the efficacy of novel therapeutic antibodies to treat cancer.

Promova Project begins cross mentoring
Promova Project begins cross mentoring

The EEA Grants Promova Project will enter its last phase. Cross mentoring. A matching event will be held where mentors and mentees will finally meet.

CircularBuild Project Launching Event
CircularBuild Project Launching Event

Yesterday took place the CircularBuild Project Launch Event: “Circularity applied to prefabricated modular construction”, supported by the EEA Grants Environment Programme.

NEW WAYS initiative
NEW WAYS initiative

The NEW WAYS initiative, funded by EEA Grants, brings together Portuguese and Norwegian faculties of architecture to study new uses, sustainable and strategic proposals for this vast cultural heritage, in many cases scattered and isolated.

PrivacyCoLab
PrivacyCoLab

PrivacyCoLab intends to propose a new disruptive paradigm based on a privacy agent and a data-sharing model in the IoT domain for the smartphone’s devices.

Women Choose Health initiative
Women Choose Health initiative

This initiative aims to expand cross-cultural knowledge on the current decision-making process concerning treatment options of women who experience anxiety and/or depressive symptoms during pregnancy or the postpartum period.

ReBuild 17: Kick Off Webinar
ReBuild 17: Kick Off Webinar

The objectives and results of the Rebuild 17 project will be publicly presented in digital format on February 4th. There will also be a debate on waste originating in construction.

Oeste + Igual Project kick-off meeting
Oeste + Igual Project kick-off meeting

OesteCIM launches pilot project in the implementation of policies and good practices in the areas of Gender Equality and Reconciliation of Professional, Family and Personal Life

Projects Webinar
Projects Webinar

Webinar to present the projects approved under the EEA Grants 2014-2021 Blue Growth - Business Development, Innovation and SMEs”

Presentation of the Circular Buildings project
Presentation of the Circular Buildings project

The Launch Event of the Circular Buildings project will take place on February 2nd, which aims to make the public presentation of the project, and the panel will have representatives from partner entities, promoting the discussion of its objectives.

Presentation of the iREC project
Presentation of the iREC project

The iREC project of the Environment Program, financed by EEAGrants, was presented at Cascais Town Market. This pioneering project anticipates the future mandatory implementation of these systems in Portugal as early as 2022.

Launch of the iREC project
Launch of the iREC project

The iREC project consists of the implementation of a pilot project that encourages citizens to return beverage packages to one of 10 machines distributed in the municipality of Cascais.

BILLIG: results achieved from this initiative
BILLIG: results achieved from this initiative

The Billig initiative was a project which had an impact on a network of researchers that went far beyond the initial teams and that contributed to the areas of Computational Linguistics, Literature, History and Digital Humanities in general

Codfish Architecture in debate
Codfish Architecture in debate

To conclude the exhibition Our Land Is the Sea public program, this session will combine two presentations in a conversation about codfish.

Environment Programme presents Local Adaptation Projects
Environment Programme presents Local Adaptation Projects

Today, at the Secretary General for Environment, projects from the Environment Program financed by the EEA Grants were presented, dedicated to the theme: Projects to strengthen adaptation to climate change at the local level.

Start of the project “Bebidas + Circulares”
Start of the project “Bebidas + Circulares”

As of today it’s easier and more affordable to recycle beverage bottles in Lisbon. The Portuguese capital now has 11 more automatic return machines, installed in the stores of APED associates such as Continente, Pingo Doce, Lidl Portugal, Auchan Retail Portugal and El Corte Inglés, and also at the Municipal Market of Benfica.

Refill_H2O Project: a project from the academy to the academy
Refill_H2O Project: a project from the academy to the academy

The RefillH20 Project was presented at the 2nd Sustainable Campus Conference 2020 (CCS2020) organized by the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. This project aims to drastically reduce, in the six IPVC schools, their bars, canteens and academic residences, the sale of water bottles in plastic packaging, thus promoting the application of the principles of circular economy, by reducing the use of plastic materials and the respective production of waste.

Esposende Municipality signs protocol on National day for the sea
Esposende Municipality signs protocol on National day for the sea

The E-Redes project is a pilot study promoted by the Municipality, in partnership with the municipal company Esposende Ambiente, the University of Minho and the Environmental Association - Rio Neiva, which aims at implementing a pilot study in the Marine Protected Area of the Northern Littoral Marine Park, were degradable gillnets and trammel nets will be provided to the fishing community in an unprecedented pilot test.

Sustainable Value
Sustainable Value

The Sustainable Value project comprises a service with a strong capacity for penetration and acceptance in the market associated with sustainable construction and circular economy

LIPOR and IPDJ together fighting against Marine litter
LIPOR and IPDJ together fighting against Marine litter

“Há Rio E Mar, Há Lixo Para Transformar” was publicly presented on June 19, on an event presenting the Prevention and Awareness Raising projects for the reduction of marine litter, at the Cruise Terminal of the Port of Leixões

E-Redes Project reduces marine litter on land and at sea
E-Redes Project reduces marine litter on land and at sea

Last Wednesday, November 4, the first of nine campaigns for the collection, quantification and classification of discarded marine litter on the coast of Esposende began, one of several actions to be carried out under the E-REDES project.

DST’S Circular Economy project in construction
DST’S Circular Economy project in construction

CirMat - CIRcular aggregates for sustainable road and building MATerials - project, promoted by the construction company DST SA, was one of the projects selected by the Secretary General for Environment, within the scope of the competition to promote the circular economy in construction, under the EEA Grants Environment Programme.

Project Rebuild 17
Project Rebuild 17

The project is financed by the EEA Grants financial mechanism and results from the cooperation between the Azorean Government, through the Regional Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LREC), Fibrenamics Azores, through the Advanced Products Materials Innovation Center (CIMPA), and the Icelandic company ReSource International.

Environment Programme present at Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020
Environment Programme present at Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020

On the 23rd, the morning part of the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2020 event will be dedicated to the Circular Economy theme: Increased application of circular economy principles in the Construction sector, with presentation of projects financed by the EEA Grants.

Women's leadership
Women's leadership

Isabel Vaz, CEO of Luz Saúde Group, highlights the importance of diversity in the leadership of companies during the 1st training module of Project Promova.

First Litter Collection Initiative
First Litter Collection Initiative

The Fishing the Plastic project's waste collection initiative aims to raise awareness of the urgent need to reduce plastic in the oceans.

Circular Buildings
Circular Buildings

This project aims to develop decision support tools to promote the increase of material reuse and the reduction in waste production in the Construction sector.

The objectives of the Bottle to Bottle project
The objectives of the Bottle to Bottle project

Ecoibéria - Reciclados Ibericos presented the objectives of its project “Bottle to Bottle: Top Quality PET for the circular economy of plastic bottles in Portugal” within the scope of the Call# 1of the Environment Programme.

Codfish Architecture
Codfish Architecture

Funded by EEA Grants Portugal through the Bilateral Relations Fund, Centro Cultural de Belém/Garagem Sul organises a debate bridging Portugal’s and Norway’s fishing and built environment cultures

Raising public awareness of the iREC project
Raising public awareness of the iREC project

One of the project’s aims is to evaluate the effectiveness of the introduction of the incentive program, supporting decision-making regarding the transition to the new mandatory deposit system.

The gamification platform of the iREC project
The gamification platform of the iREC project

Developed by Cascais Environment in partnership with New Faculty SBE, the iREC Project presents an innovative approach that unites retailers, collection services, research centers and companies in the waste sector for the management of single-use packaging, with the aim of increasing its correct routing, as well as its recycling.

Objectives of the Oeste + Recicla project
Objectives of the Oeste + Recicla project

Intermunicipal Community of the West creates a Project with the Norwegian partner Empower to implement a deposit system for packaging of non-reusable drinks in the 12 Municipalities of the West.

Deposit system for non-reusable beverage packaging in the Azores
Deposit system for non-reusable beverage packaging in the Azores

The project approved for the Azores under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme of the EEA Grants, which was proposed by the Regional Environment Directorate, aims to implement a system for depositing non-reusable drinks packaging with a value of around 942,000 euros.

Rio Ceira River Basin Management to respond to Climate Change
Rio Ceira River Basin Management to respond to Climate Change

Within the general objectives of the EEA Grants reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and in strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation with donor countries, the Project aims to improve resilience and the capacity to respond to climate change in selected areas, through concrete measures to adapt to climate change, at the local level.

Fishing the Plastic
Fishing the Plastic

The Business as Nature Fishing the Plastic project is one of the six winning projects in the "Small Grants Scheme - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste", funded by the EEA Grants Environment Programme, which received 24 applications. The project was presented in partnership with the Municipality of Ovar.

Project Refill H2O IPVC
Project Refill H2O IPVC

Refill H2O IPVC is a project funded by EEA Grants under the Small Grants Scheme #1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness of marine waste reduction.

Municipality of Esposende and the identification of marine litter sources
Municipality of Esposende and the identification of marine litter sources

The E-REDES project, promoted by the municipality of Esposende in partnership with the Municipal Company Esposende Environment consists of providing biodegradable nets to the local fishing community, to assess the contribution of this initiative in reducing ghost fishing and introducing synthetic plastic material into the ocean.

LIPOR and IPDJ together against marine waste
LIPOR and IPDJ together against marine waste

The application submitted by LIPOR and IPDJ, under the Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Programme 'Environment Programme', of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 - Small Grants Scheme # 1 - Projects for the prevention and awareness raising for the reduction of marine waste, was one of the 6 winners, among the 24 applications submitted.

Digital Get Together | Promova Project
Digital Get Together | Promova Project

Last May and June, CIP, in partnership with NovaSBE, organized two online events with Promova participants, labelled as Digital Get Together. Promova is a Pre-Defined Project (PDP) of the “Worklife Balance and Gender Equality" Programme.

PDP3 - Data collection of the Survey on Fertility concluded
PDP3 - Data collection of the Survey on Fertility concluded

Statistics Portugal carried out the second edition of the Fertility Survey. This survey is part of the PDP3-Project National Statistics System on Gender Equality, promoted by Statistics Portugal and financed by the EEAGrants (Work-life Balance Programme).

EXPO-GREEN
EXPO-GREEN

EXPO-GREEN intends to assess occupational exposure to microbiologic risks of waste management workers.

Open Call#2 - Extended deadline
Open Call#2 - Extended deadline

The deadline for submitting applications to "Open Call # 2 - Combating sexual segregation in educational and professional choices" has been extended: deadline postponed to 19 June 2020.

UAV4SEA bilateral initiative flying above the sea shore
UAV4SEA bilateral initiative flying above the sea shore

The UAV4SEA initiative, financed by EEA Grants, has as its main objective to strengthen the relationship between Portuguese and Norwegian scientists in the field of remote sensing for mapping coastal biological communities.

Promova Project gathers participants on the 1st Digital Get Together
Promova Project gathers participants on the 1st Digital Get Together

The Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP) held, on April 14, in partnership with NovaSBE, the 1st Digital Get Together of the Promova Project, which aimed to provide a moment of interaction and knowledge of the participants. A new Digital Get Together has already been scheduled to take place on May 19th, under the theme "Female Leadership: What can I, as a woman, do to change?"

Launch of the Open Call # 2 – Projects to combat sex segregation in educational and professional choices
Launch of the Open Call # 2 – Projects to combat sex segregation in educational and professional choices

Launched to match the celebrations of the International Women's Day, on the 8th March, this call is a fundamental tool to promote educational and professional choices free of gender stereotypes, and the full and equal participation of women and men in the labour market. These are strategic objectives of the Action Plan for Equality between Women and Men, and part of the Portugal + Equal Strategy 2018-2030.

Connecting Dots: submit your proposal!
Connecting Dots: submit your proposal!

Projects should be developed under mandatory partnerships between artistic entites based in Portugal, artistic entities from any of the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and municipalities in low-density territories in the Mainland Portugal and in the Azores and Madeira Islands.

Ocean Literacy for All
Ocean Literacy for All

Ocean Literacy Workshop to support SGS #3 of the Blue Growth Programme – EEA Grants

Launching of the PROMOVA Project
Launching of the PROMOVA Project

As part of the Work-life Balance Programme, the Predefined Project “Gender Equality Opportunities in Senior Management” - PROMOVA - was lauched on November 18th, at CIP, Lisbon.

CIP presents Promova Project
CIP presents Promova Project

The Portuguese Business Confederation (CIP) presents, on the November 18th, the Promova Project. This is a Predefined Project (PDP) funded by the Work-life Balance and Gender Equality Programme.

Bilateral initiative: Gender Equality Conference
Bilateral initiative: Gender Equality Conference

The Gender Equality Conference, in Reykjavík, Iceland was held on 31 October and 1 November, to strengthen bilateral relations between countries, promote cooperation under the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism, share and disseminate best practices and lessons learned in the field of Gender Equality.

Clarification Sessions for Coastal Cultural Heritage
Clarification Sessions for Coastal Cultural Heritage

The Culture Programme held ten clarification sessions across Portugal mainland and islands, during October, about Open Call 1 “Local Development through Safeguarding and Revitalizing Coastal Cultural Heritage”.

Bilateral initiative: "Gender Equality Conference", Reykjavik, Iceland
Bilateral initiative: "Gender Equality Conference", Reykjavik, Iceland

Conference promoted by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Comission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), the Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud (LDO) and the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism Office (FMO), on the 31st october and 1st november.

Mission Accomplished!
Mission Accomplished!

Matchmaking event dedicated to Research and Education, Scholarships, Literacy and Young Entrepreneurship, with full house.

Save the date: Connecting Dots seminar
Save the date: Connecting Dots seminar

On November 14th, Directorate-General for the Arts will organize, in Lisbon, a pitching and matchmaking seminar to develop partnerships between Portuguese and Donor States artistic entities on the arts axis of EEA Grants' Culture Programme.

On Board Meeting of Culture Programme
On Board Meeting of Culture Programme

The Directorate General for Cultural Heritage promoted the On Board Meeting under the Call "Local Development for Safeguarding and Revitalizing Coastal Cultural Heritage".

Join us "On Board Meeting"
Join us "On Board Meeting"

On September 12th and 13th, Culture Programme will organize the "On Board Meeting" to promote the development and/or strengthening of national and international partnerships.

Soon Open Call - Coastal Cultural Heritage
Soon Open Call - Coastal Cultural Heritage

On the September 5th will be launched an open Call to finance projects under the “Local development through the safeguarding and revitalization of Coastal Cultural Heritage”.

Portuguese delegation visits Iceland
Portuguese delegation visits Iceland

In order to promote the bilateral relations between Portuguese and Icelandic entities under the scope of the EEA Grants, a Portuguese delegation held, between June 3rd and 4th, several strategic meetings in Iceland.

Launch of the Environment Programme
Launch of the Environment Programme

On May 29th, the Programme Environment financed by the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism - EEA Grants 2014-2021, will be publicly presented at the Auditorium of the Directorate General for Territory.

Live session
Live session

Live session of the EEA Grants 2014-2021 Culture Programme Lauching

Launch of the Culture Programme
Launch of the Culture Programme

On 23rd April the Culture Programme funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area EEA Grants 2014 -2021 will be publicly presented.

Blue Growth Matchmaking and Conference
Blue Growth Matchmaking and Conference

In the scope of the Bilateral Relations Fund of the Blue Growth Programme was launch a Call with the objective to support the participation in a Conference and Matchmaking on 21 - 22 May 2019 in Ålesund, Norway.

Calls Launch and Bilateral Matchmaking Event
Calls Launch and Bilateral Matchmaking Event

On May 2, the Active Citizens Fund in Portugal launches new calls for Portuguese Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and promotes a bilateral matchmaking event between Portuguese NGOs and organisations from the EEA Grants donor countries.

Blue Growth Matchmaking
Blue Growth Matchmaking

In the scope of the Bilateral Relations Fund of the Blue Growth Programme was launch today a Call with the objective to support the participation in the Blue Growth Matchmaking

Call for Human Rights Platform
Call for Human Rights Platform

The Active Citizens Fund in Portugal is now accepting proposals for the creation of a platform for the defence and promotion of human rights, which is part of Outcome 4 – “Enhanced capacity and sustainability of civil society (organisations and the sector)”, one of the four areas of the Active Citizens Fund in Portugal.

The EEA Grants were present in the Alentejo and Algarve regions.
The EEA Grants were present in the Alentejo and Algarve regions.

The Alentejo and Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commissions (CCDR) have promoted, along with the National Focal Point of the EEA Grants, initiatives to present the financing opportunities of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism for Portugal.

EUR 3.5 million for more active citizens
EUR 3.5 million for more active citizens

The Active Citizens Fund has approved 48 social intervention projects promoted by Portuguese non-governmental organizations (NGOs), for about 3.5 million euros. The supported projects will be implemented in mainland Portugal and the Autonomous Region of the Azores over the next three years and were selected from almost two hundred applications submitted in October 2018.

EEA Grants international Workshop
EEA Grants international Workshop

The National Management Unit of the EEA Grants Portugal, as National Focal Point of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism, attended, from January 21st to the 23rd the annual workshop promoted by the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO), in Brussels.

FBR Open Call #1
FBR Open Call #1

The FBR Open Call #1 starts today with a total allocation of €200.000.

Launch of the Fund for Bilateral Relations
Launch of the Fund for Bilateral Relations

The Fund for Bilateral Relations aims to strengthen the bilateral relations between Portugal and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. This Fund was publicly presented on December 14th in Lisbon.

Business2Sea
Business2Sea

The Directorate General for Maritime Policy take part in Business2Sea.

Presentation of the Environment Programme at CIP
Presentation of the Environment Programme at CIP

On the 13th of November an information meeting took place at Confederation of Portuguese Industry (CIP) headquarters, in Lisbon, with the purpose of introducing the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021.

First Mission to Norway for the Environment Programme
First Mission to Norway for the Environment Programme

The initiative, organized by the program operator, the Secretary General of the Ministry for the Environment and Energy Transition, took place between October 8 and 12, with the presence of Carlos Martins, Secretary of State for the Environment.

BioMarine 2018
BioMarine 2018

The Directorate General for Maritime Policy was present at BioMarine 2018 with EEA Grants PT Programme “Blue Growth”.

Ocean Business 2018
Ocean Business 2018

EEA Grants are present in Ocean Business 2018, for a Blue Growth.

Visit to Ceira's River Basin in the Centre Region of Portugal
Visit to Ceira's River Basin in the Centre Region of Portugal

The National Management Unit and the Secretary General accompanied the Secretary of State for the Environment, Carlos Marins, in a preliminary visit to Ceira’s River Basin regarding the implementation of the Pre-Defined Project.