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Norway Grant 2009-2014: „HU11” – Capacity Extension and Inter-Institutional Cooperation Program

The cycle 2009 to 2014 in the Norway Financing Mechanisms has come to an end in the framework of which a ceremony to celebrate closing of the Capacity Extension and Inter-Institutional Cooperation Program (HU11) was also held in Balatonfüred on 23 and 24 November 2017. In the mentioned funding cycle the Norway Grant provided to Hungary funds totalling 83.2 million euros. On behalf of the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Gergő Korponai, the Operator of the Program, officially opened the conference, and uttered appreciation for cooperation, on-time performance of projects, and congratulated the Hungarian self-governments and institutions on their flourishing contribution to the program. He said that two comprehensive aims were defined and a fund of 12.7 million euros was granted to establish cooperation with the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities. On the one hand institutional capacities were extended on the other hand services provided locally by local authorities were improved. Owing to fruitful project implementation the standard of numerous old-age welfare and other social services were upgraded and enhanced. Within the framework of certain projects, community platforms and social spaces were set up to facilitate easier implementation of local-governmental duties. Related to specific projects, refurbishment projects dedicated to energy efficiency were implemented, new labour market services and training centres were established related to that adult education courses were conducted. Representing the Prime Minister’s Office, Adrián Savanyú greeted the attendants. In the granting period he functioned as the head of the National Relationship organisation. Then Olav Berstad, Norway’s ambassador in Hungary, and on behalf of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities, Elita Cakule, Head of General Department, delivered their speeches. Following the opening ceremony came the presentation of the HU11 program by the representatives of the Program Operator and Implementation Agency. Presentation of projects implemented under the aegis of this program continued on the first day of this ceremony session and the second day was devoted to initiations financed from the funds granted for program level bilateral relationships. Owners of some specific projects: National Association for Governments of Municipalities Ministry of Interior Affairs – National Directorate General for Disaster Management Prime Minister’s Office – Undersecretary’s Office in charge of Society related and heritage protection affairs as well as special cultural development projects Tender contract owners: • Local Government of Törökbálint • Budapest Capital city, District XI, Local Government of Újbuda • Local Government of Hajdúböszörmény • Budapest Capital city, District XVIII Local Government of Pestszentlőrinc-Pestszentimre • Local Government of Alsómocsolád • Local Government of Rácalmás • Local Government of Pécs, town of county rank • Local Government of Mórahalom Owners of projects financed from program level bilateral relationships funds: • Local Government of Kemecse • Local Government of Alsómocsolád • Local Government of Abasár • Local Government of Szamossályi • Local Government of Rácalmás • Local Government of Böhönye • Local Government of Törökbálint Representatives of Norwegian institutions involved in the project as partners also honoured the closing conference with their attendance. Like the program, the ceremony was also commonly recognised as a success. […]

Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area’s call for bilateral activities has been modified

Modified “Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area” Call ’s consolidated version is available among the open calls of the Programme Area. Text of the call „ Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area ” has changed on 29 th March 2017, changes are marked with red letter color in the text. Amendments in the call consists of: 3.5. General rules of the eligibility of expenditures: The costs incurred by the Donor Project Partner shall be supported by receipted invoices as stated in the Art. 7.13(1) of the Regulation. Apart from the invoice, the Donor Project Partner as a supporting document of the invoice should submit an official declaration (the template of the declaration will be annexed to the project contract). 4.2. Supporting documents to be uploaded as an attachment to the application changed with extension of the list concluding project promoter’s and Hungarian project partner’s Declaration of the Applicant proving that the represented entity fulfils the criteria of transparency. Declaration of transparency template is already available amongst Hungarian Call annexes. According to 4.1. paragraph of the Call , all of the attachments shall be submitted via the electronic platform ( NORA ) and the original of the ‘Declaration stating the undertaking to meet the conditions of the Call for Proposals’, generated in NORA system must be submitted in one hard copy as well. The original of the ‘Declaration stating the undertaking to meet the conditions of the Call for Proposals’ must be posted in sealed packaging, by a registered mail service, addressed to the Implementing Agency. (NFFKÜ - Nemzetközi Fejlesztési és Forráskoordinációs Ügynökség Zrt., 1037 Budapest, Szépvölgyi u. 39. Please note that proposals cannot be submitted by hand-delivery. Please take into consideration that the submission is continuous, the review of eligibility and administrative criteria, as well as the evaluation will be carried out in order of reception of applications. […]

Norwegian-Hungarian project partner finder conference to support municipalities

  Capacity Building Matchmaking Event - Visegrád Submission of applications for „Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area” Call is starting on 27th March 2017. Programme Operator supported eligible municipalities of less than 30 000 population cities with a Project Partner Finder event. More than 40 representatives of Norwegian and Hungarian institutions and organizations participated in the program. The overall objective of Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme  Area is reaching enhanced institutional capacity and human resource development in public institutions, local and regional authorities in Hungary through cooperation and transfer of knowledge and experience with similar institutions and authorities in Norway. Eligible applicants should be municipalities with a population below 30 000 people. As donor project partners, public sector institutions and non-profit organisations registered in Norway are welcome. Detailed Call for proposal and required annexes are available on the programme area subpage of EEA and Norway Grants’ Hungarian website.      Supporting the Call for “Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area” the Programme Operator organized a Matchmaking Event on 20-21. March 2017, in Visegrád. Dr. Gergő Korponai, Head of Unit of Prime Minister’s Office welcomed the participants. Ms. Gunnbjorg Navik, representing Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS) introduced the possibilities of project partnership from the Norwegian point of view.  Ms. Katalin Sabján, from Hungarian National Association of Local Authorities presented Hungarian institutional structure and regulations. Mrs. Zsófia Barabásné dr. Zsemlye on behalf of International Development and Found Coordination Agency (IDEFA Co.), Implementing Agency of Hungarian EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 gave a presentation on „Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area” Call and operative application details. During the afternoon session of the event Hungarian participants were able to personally discuss project ideas with Norwegian partners. Programme Operator is further supporting project partner finding with an online application: those Hungarian and Norwegian organizations interested in the Call or bilateral relation making are asked to register themselves in the Matchmaking E-catalogue and search in the constantly refreshing list of partner seekers. Submission of applications for „Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area” Call is starting on 27th March 2017 in NORA system. […]

Hungarian municipalities and Norwegian organisations are able to register to Capacity Building Bilateral Matchmaking Event until 10th March

Submission of applications for „ Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area ” Call is starting on 27th March 2017. Programme Operator supports eligible municipalities of less than 30 000 population cities with a Project Partner Finder event. The overall objective of the programme is reaching enhanced institutional capacity and human resource development in public institutions, local and regional authorities in Hungary through cooperation and transfer of knowledge and experience with similar institutions and authorities in Norway. Eligible applicants should be municipalities with a population below 30 000 people. As donor project partners,  public sector institutions and non-profit organisations registered in Norway are welcome.  Detailed Call for proposal and required annexes are  available on the programme area subpage  of EEA and Norway Grants’ Hungarian website. Supporting the Call  for “Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area”   the Programme Operator organise a  Matchmaking Event   on 20-21. March 2017, in Visegrád with an extended reistration deadline due to 10th March. Participation on the event do not imply commitment as donor project partner. Participation fees are covered by the Programme Operator. Those interested in the Call are asked to register themselves in the Matchmaking Event  E-catalogue  as well, regardless of participation on the event.   […]

Bilateral activity call for proposal and project partner finder event in Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area

Submission of applications for „ Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area ” Call is starting on 27th March 2017. Programme Operator supports eligible municipalities of less than 30 000 population cities with a Project Partner Finder event. The overall objective of the programme is reaching enhanced institutional capacity and human resource development in public institutions, local and regional authorities in Hungary through cooperation and transfer of knowledge and experience with similar institutions and authorities in Norway. Eligible applicants should be municipalities with a population below 30 000 people. As donor project partners, public sector institutions and non-profit organisations registered in Norway are welcome. Detailed Call for proposal and required annexes are available on the programme area subpage of EEA and Norway Grants’ Hungarian website. Supporting the Call for “Bilateral activities in the Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme Area” the Programme Operator organise a Matchmaking Event on 20-21. March 2017, in Visegrád . Aim of the programme is to help applicants to find donor project partner. Those interested in the Call are asked to register themselves in the Matchmaking Event E-catalogue as well, regardless of participation on the event. […]

International conference in Capacity building and international cooperation programme area

Prime Minister’s Office, Department for Implementation of International Co-operation Programmes, as Programme Operator of Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Capacity building and international cooperation, organized an international conference on the 30 th of November with the participation of Donor Project Partners. […]

Amendment of the call for proposal: "Capacity-building of local governments for enhancing quality of public services and for promoting local economic development"

Dear Applicants! We herewith draw your attention to a technical modification of the call text entitled „Capacity-building of local governments for enhancing quality of public services and for promoting local economic development". According to the amendment, it is now clarified in what cases an audit certificate can be used as a proof of expenditure. besides, an English language template of the de minimis declaration is published. The documents related to the amendment of the call are available here . Please observe the content of the amendment when submitting your proposal. […]

The programme document on capacity building and institutional cooperation has been approved by the financial mechanisms office

The Capacity Building and Institutional Cooperation Programme implemented by the National Development Agency Managing Authority for International Cooperation Programmes is the second programme approved within the Norway Grants 2009-2014 scheme. […]

Successful Information Day and Partnership event

Successful Information Day and Partnership event […]

INFORMATION DAY AND PARTNERSHIP EVENT-Of the Capacity building and institutional cooperation programme

The aim is to provide Information on the call for proposals and to build Hungarian-Norwegian partnerships […]