With a total allocation of €200.000 the “Portugal & Norway – Partnerships for Innovation- FBR Open Call #2” opens on july 1st and will have the first decision period on 26.11.2021.
Any entity, public or private, commercial or non-commercial, including any civil society organization such as non-governmental organizations, established as a legal person in Portugal are considered eligible bilateral activity promoters.
The range of activities eligible for support under the Fund for Bilateral Relations (FBR) is broad involving cooperation, networking, exchange, sharing and transfer of knowledge, technology, experience and best practices between Norwegian and Portuguese Entities.
Activities that can be supported by the FBR Open Call #2 could be, as examples:
- matchmaking events;
- technical cooperation and exchange of experts;
- short-term internships;
- training actions;
- workshops and seminars on topics of common interest;
- study and field visits;
- collection of data, reports, studies and publications, campaigns and exhibitions, etc.
The Bilateral Initiatives may take place in Portugal and/or in Norway or in any other territory within the EEA that from a bilateral perspective may have interest to both Portuguese and Norwegian partners.
Funding will be made available only to Bilateral Initiatives that clearly demonstrate innovative approaches and/or solutions with a clear bilateral aim and with tangible bilateral results.
Eligible partners are considered any public or private entity, commercial or non-commercial, as well as any civil society organization such as non-governmental organizations, established as a legal person either in the Donor States or in Portugal, or in any Beneficiary States or any international organization or body or agency thereof, actively involved in, and effectively contributing to, the implementation of the bilateral initiative. Only applications with one or more partner entities from Norway will be accepted.
EEA Grants supports initiatives aiming at strengthening bilateral relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Donor States) and Portugal through the Fund for Bilateral Relations, a fund operated by the National Management Unit, that acts as National Focal Point.
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