Three new programmes through which Romania will draw EEA and Norwegian grants

Three new programmes having a cumulated value amounting to EUR 33 M, through which Romania will draw EEA and Norwegian grants, were signed, recently, by Minister of European Funds Eugen Teodorovici, Agerpres reports. According to a release the Ministry of European Funds (MFE) sent to Agerpres on Friday, non-repayable funds worth EUR 15 M are allocated to Romania through the ‘Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ programme. Financings will be used for implementing projects devoted to the general aim of putting an end to the loss of biodiversity in Romania. ‘At the same time the ‘Reduction of Hazardous Substances’ programme benefits by grants worth ten million euros meant for financing projects referring to preventing the adverse effects of dangerous chemical substances and wastes on the environment. These two programmes will be carried out by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Changes, which in the time to come will launch the requests for applications devoted to nongovernmental organizations and public institutions in the field respectively,’ reads the above-mentioned release.
The programme titled ‘Initiatives in Public Health,’ which is managed by the Ministry of Health, has an initial allocation amounting to more than eight million euros, which is to be supplemented in the time to come immediately by about EUR 13 M. This programme, which is devoted to the general aim of improving public health and of diminishing inequalities in healthcare, will support projects in such fields as: prevention and control of some transmissible diseases, improvement of the control of tuberculosis, mediators in the field of public health, prevention of non-transmissible diseases connected to the life style, etc.

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