Budapest hosted the first programme operator meeting with the participation of ten beneficiary countries
On 28-29th November the National Development Agency Managing Authority for Human Resource Programs organised the first programme operator meeting of the EEA and Norway Grants, with the participation of the Public Health Initiatives programme operators of 10 countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia). The programme operators responsible for the Children and Youth at Risk area in Estonia and Hungary were also invited, as these programmes are implemented in close cooperation with the public health area.
The event was initiated by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the donor partner organisation of the Public Health Initiatives programme area in most countries, but representatives of the other donor organisation, the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Financial Mechanisms Office were also present.
The aim of the meeting was to initiate closer relationships and cooperation between the countries, to be introduced to the contents and results of the programmes in the different countries and also to share experiences and best practices.
Reflecting to the positive feedback of the participants, the second programme operator meeting will be organised in the near future.