The EEA Grants and Norway Grants are the financial contributions of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein towards the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthen bilateral relations with 16 EU and EEA Member States in Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Through the Grants Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are also contributing to strengthening fundamental European values such as democracy, tolerance and the rule of law.
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Project: Core support for Association of LGBT and their friends MOZAIKA - "The aim of the project is to make MOZAIKA one of the leading human rights organisations in Latvia by improving its efficiency and sustainability, as well as to increase the number of people participating in voluntary service. The project is aimed at LGBT persons' issues for creating more informed and supportive society, ensuring sustainability of Mozaika, adopting important amendments to laws, organizing events of international level, like EuroPride, local and international cooperation in NGO networks, support to LGBT culture and sport, improvement of health prophylaxis and health service availability, research and monitoring of hate crime, as well as raising of capacity of activists."
Project: Mainstreaming LGBT equality in Lithuania - "Through the Lithuanian NGO Fund, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are supporting efforts to promote the rights of LGBT people in the country. [...] The project receives € 111 940 from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the NGO fund in Lithuania. The project is implemented in partnership with the Icelandic ‘Queer student association Q’."
Project: Europride - "For the first time a post-Soviet country hosted Europride - a European festival for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBT). Norway Grants was sponsor of the event. [...] Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are financing a number of projects promoting LGBT people's rights in Europe."
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