New bilateral call for proposal expected in February in Green Industry Innovation Programme

Eligible applicants should be already supported project promoters of the Programme Area and their project partners.

The EEA and Norway Grants are financial mechanisms established by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The overall objectives of the Grants are reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening bilateral relations between the Donor States and the beneficiary states, including Hungary. Bilateral relations are emphasized during the year 2017 as the results of the supported projects and their further development possibilities are already visible.

Szent István University as Programme Operator of Green Industry Innovation Programme is publishing a call for proposal to support the forming of new bilateral relations and to strengthen existing connections with Norwegian organizations.

Activities eligible for support may include professional meetings with Norwegian organizations, participation in conferences, study visits, publicity activities, joint studies, surveys and the cooperative development of project ideas.

Eligible applicants should be already supported project promoters of the Programme Area and their project partners.

Expected time of publishing: February of 2017.

Please follow call for proposal and application information updates on Green Industry Innovation subpage.

New calls for proposals are expected after the Programme Committee Meeting

Researches focusing on the 'Environment' and 'Health' will be supported in the framework of the Bilateral Research Cooperation between Hungary and Norway. Based on preliminary information, the below mentioned research topics were proposed by the programme planning working group.

Under the thematic area 'Environment' the following research topics were emphasized: environmental protection oriented research of natural resources, products and services; research in pollution prevention and management; research on the impact of forestry and agricultural technologies on environment and food safety.

Research topics under the thematic area 'Health' the personalized medicine in non-contagious diseases; innovative methodologies in public health and health systems research; biomedical research including nano/- and biotechnology; research in healthy food production were in focal point.

Research on social exclusion, inclusion and social integration of disadvantaged groups; economic and political development and governance issues; culture, tradition and identity, knowledge based society; ageing population, impacts of ageing on health and social systems, the economy were arisen among research topics under the thematic area 'Social Sciences and Humanities'.

Research into the barriers to gender equality; social and cultural construction of gender in Hungary and Norway were suggested as gender related research topics.

Further information will be available at our website following the next Programme Committee Meeting scheduled for the end of February.

“Enhancing Bilateral Activities on Project Level” call for proposal is available within Cultural Heritage Programme Area

“Enhancing Bilateral Activities on Project Level” call for proposal is available within Conservation and Revitalisation of Cultural Heritage and Natural Heritage and Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage. All Project Promoters of granted projects already implemented or under implementation of the HU07 programme area are eligible to apply for these funds for additional bilateral activities.

On 20th February 2017. a new call for proposal opens within EEA Grants 2009-2014. HU07 – Cultural Heritage program area. Eligible applicants should be already funded project’s promoters of the area.

The objective is that the granted project promoters carry out additional activities related to existing projects that reinforce the bilateral ties and networks, by professional workshops, conferences, study tours, innovative cultural programmes and activities.

Total fund at the publication of the call is 81 917.4 EUR / 25 558 228 Ft.

Minimum project support is determined in 2 000.0 EUR / 624 000 Ft, maximum support is 8 000.0 EUR / 2 496 000 Ft.

Exchange rate: 312 Ft/EUR.

Application documents are available in NORA system. Submission starts at 20th February 2017. 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. The evaluation will be closed when all available funds are granted to eligible but not later than 31st August 2017.

Implementation’s final deadline is 30th September 2017.

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.

Recyclable ferrous materials from hazardous waste – green industry innovation at EMK North-Hungarian Environmental Protection LLC

Recyclable ferrous materials from hazardous waste – green industry innovation at EMK North-Hungarian Environmental Protection LLC

Hungary is one of the eight beneficiary nations where Norway Grants is supporting green turn by financing sustainable technologies and green developments. Under the wing of Green Industry Innovation Programme 37 Hungarian project received a total 22,9 million Euro financial aid.

Green Industry Innovation Programme has two sub-areas “Reduced production of waste and reduced emission to air, water and ground” and “Enhanced use of environmentally friendly technologies”. Call for proposals were mainly targeted on SMEs with grant amounts varying from 50 to 450 million Forints (€ 160.000 – 1.400.000). Areas of investments are including e.g. bioremediation, food production development, waste management and recovery. More than the half of the 37 projects had professional support and knowledge-transfer from their Norwegian donor project partners.

In Hungary’s SVIP Sajóbábony Industrial Park at ÉMK Kft. (EMK North-Hungarian Environmental Protection Limited Liability Company) an investment supported by Norway Grants is being implemented, in which ferrous materials are recovered from bottom ash of the hazardous waste incineration, in order to decrease the amount of generated waste. More than 62 % of the project budget, approximately 159 million Forint is provided by the Kingdom of Norway within the Norwegian Financial Mechanisms of 2009-2014.

EMK’s core activities are waste management and waste water management services. The enterprise carries out collection, transportation, pre-treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. During the disposal of hazardous wastes by incineration 2-30 % of bottom ash is generated depending of the type of the incinerated waste which amount shall be landfilled. However, in the bottom ash significant amount of recyclable ferrous metals can be found. The aim of the project launched in 2014 is to elaborate and accomplish recovery technology of the up-to-now non-utilized ferrous metal fraction of the bottom ash at EMK Ltd. With the help of the introduced technology less amount of bottom ash will be disposed to the landfill of EMK Ltd., therefore its lifespan is lengthened while the environmental impact is decreased.

In Green Industry Innovation Programme Operator, Szent István University’s video summary József Paulovics, EMK’s project manager introduces the development.


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