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Bilateral relations
Bilateral fund for the "Justice" Programme - 13 November 2018

The Ministry of Justice, in its capacity of Programme Operator, manages the Bilateral Fund (the Fund) at the level of the Programme "Justice". The main purpose of the fund is to facilitate project partnerships with donor state entities as well as networking and exchange of experience between project promoters and donor state entities.

 

The Bilateral Fund will support the following actions:

 

1. actions/initiatives selected following the receipt of project proposals subsequent to the launch of the call for proposals by the Programe Operator ;

2. direct use of funds by the Programme Operator and the Donor Programme Partners, including the Council of Europe, as International Partner Organisation for activities under the Programme aimed at addressing strategic topics, directly agreed by the Cooperation Committee.

 

1.      Actions financed by the call of proposals

The Ministry of Justice launched on 23rd of August 2018 the call for proposals for selecting the initiatives that will be financed out of the Bilateral Fund (the Fund) at the level of "Justice" Programme.

Eligible applicants: Donor Program Partners (DPPs), project promoters for the pre-defined projects financed by the Norway Grants 2014-2021, donor project partners, including the Council of Europe, as International Partner Organisation (IPO), as well as other relevant institutions from the Donor States, including possible project partners in the programme area recommended by the DPPs.

Bilateral Fund budget: EUR 220.000. This amount might be supplemented upon justified request of the Programme Operator.

 

Eligible activities:

The call for proposals will support activities provided by Art 8.8 „Eligible expenditures under the fund for bilateral relations”, para 1, letters a-c, of the Regulation on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, as follows:

 

(a) activities aiming at strengthening bilateral relations between Norway and the Beneficiary States;

(b) the search for partners for donor partnership projects prior to or during the preparation of a project application, the development of such partnerships and the preparation of an application for a donor partnership project;

(c) networking, exchange, sharing and transfer of knowledge, technology, experience and best practice between entities in Beneficiary States and entities in Norway and/or international organisations;

 

The projects/strategic actions are funded entirely by the Bilateral Fund at the level of „Justice” Programme.


Implementation period:


The call will be open for applications until the last date of eligibility of projects, namely until 30th of April 2024, or until the entire financial allocation available is committed.


Deadlines
for the implementation of actions/projects: 31 July 2024.

The selection of projects will be made according to the principle "first come, first served".

 

Approval of ideas for bilateral actions


The ideas of bilateral actions will be approved by the Cooperation Committee of the „Justice” Programme which is made up of representatives of the Programme Operator, of the Donor Programme Partners (Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Norwegian Court Administration, Norwegian Correctional Service) as well as of Council of Europe (as IPO), being subsequently assessed by the Programme Operator. In its assessment, the Programme Operator will use the following criteria:

-          Compliance with the administrative conditions (e.g. period of eligibility, etc.)

-          Quality of the proposed application regarding its relevance, budget and cost effectiveness, consistency, methodology and expected results.

-          Sustainability.


Only the expenditures declared eligible by the Programme Operator subsequent to the verifications carried out by the PO, according to the legal provisions applicable, will be borne out of the Bilateral Fund.

 

Financing contract

The selected applicants will sign the financing contract with the Programme Operator. The contract will set the terms and conditions for granting the financing, the roles and responsibilities of the parties, provisions on the payment and reporting systems.

 

2.      Approval of strategic bilateral actions

 

Eligible applicants:

The Programme Operator or the Donor Programme Partner may propose the financing of strategic actions under the Bilateral Fund.

 

Budget alloted: EUR 30.000, which may be suplemented upon justified request of the Programme Operator and Donor Programe Partner.

 

Eligible activities

 

The financed activities are those provided by Art. 8.8 „Eligible expenditures under the fund for bilateral relations”, para. 1, letters a and d, of the Regulation on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, as follows:

 

(a) activities aiming at strengthening bilateral relations between Norway and the Beneficiary States;


(d) activities aiming at strengthening cooperation and exchanging experiences and best practices between the Programme Operators and similar entities within the Beneficiary States and Norway, as well as international organisations, provided at least one entity within Norway is involved in the activity.


 
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