26 February 2020

Call for Projects of Norwegian Financial Mechanism programme "Global Fund for Decent Work and Tripartite Dialogue" is closed


The first open Call for Projects of EEA/Norwegian Financial Mechanism for the period 2009-2014is closed and results have been announced. Eight applications from Latvia have been submitted and four of them have been awarded grants for implementation.

The Call with the deadline of March 31, 2012, was announced on 20th of October, 2011, simultaneously in all countries receiving Norwegian Financial Mechanism support, Latvia including. Funding for a total of 378 230 EUR was available for projects submitted by social partners, government institutions and organizations which are working on decent work policies or promoting tripartite dialogue on regular basis. The program is managed by Norwegian agency „Innovation Norway”.

Eight Latvian project applications were submitted for a total of 921 282 EUR, exceeding 2.4 times the available funds. Six applications passed administrative evaluation, however, two were dropped by the October decision of „Innovation Norway”, which awarded the whole Latvian share of the funds to four projects. These projects will be implemented by Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS) in cooperation with Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees, Latvian Builders Trade Union in cooperation with Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) and Employers’ Confederation of Latvia (LDDK).

Successful implementation of these projects will strengthen the bilateral and tripartite sectoral social dialogue between industry associations and sectoral trade unions, enhance the general understanding of the main decent work national-level issues in various areas. They will lead to strengthening of the LBAS impact in National tripartite dialogue, facilitation of the social dialogue and cooperation between employers and government agencies on decent work issues, as well as providing better support for equitable and sustainable economic and social development.

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