02 Nov 2014

Empowering citizens to meet new social challenges

Spain was severely hit by the financial crisis. Baralkaldo, a city just outside of Bilbao in Northern Spain, used to have a lot of industry but is now suffering from decline. The Spanish organisation Fundación de Trabajadores de la Siderurgia Integral, the local city council and the Norwegian organisation the Idea's Bank are now promoting volunteering as a way of reducing the effects of welfare cuts and unemployment through a joint project.

02 Nov 2014

Exporting anger management to the Czech Republic

Reduction of domestic violence in the Czech Republic has so far mainly focused on the victims. Now, a Norwegian organisation is sharing their method on how to train men in anger management skills with Czech therapists.



26 Oct 2014

Sharing good practices on education of children with hearing impairment

A Lithuanian organisation is currently proposing an early intervention model for children with hearing impairment based on Norwegian experiences. 


13 Oct 2014

Adapting to climate change in the Czech Republic using Norwegian experiences

Concrete examples of how Norway has adapted to climate change will now be published and disseminated throughout the Czech Republic.


25 Sep 2014

Strengthening democracy 25 years after the Velvet Revolution

The Czech Republic celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the peaceful transition to democracy this year. Yet, there is still room for developing and strengthening democracy in the country.


23 Sep 2014

My rights – active participation in Lithuania

"Lithuanian society is missing essential knowledge about human rights due to a lack of systematic access to human rights information. The information on where to seek for help and look for advise when your rights are violated is scattered among different web pages of different institutions," Birute Sabatauskaitė and Egle Urbonaite from Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights explains.


12 Sep 2014

It is never too early to claim all your rights

"Do we experience homophobia? Yes, a lot of it [...]. People are being beaten, or they are not accepted to work, or they are being bullied at their workplace. But the worst thing here is that the top leaders of the country are homophobic as well." These are the words pronounced by Irena Vaglikaitė, an LGL community member, during the Rainbow Bus tour that took place in Vilnius on May 2014 in celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

24 Aug 2014

- Better understand than hate

Exchange of experiences is useful when combatting racism and hate speech in Europe. The Norwegian-Polish project "Better understand than hate» was initiated this spring, and the aim is to increase understanding and tolerance. The project is financed by the EEA Grants and the Polish NGO Programme.

17 Aug 2014

Towards Advocacy of Mental Health and Human Rights in Lithuania: the Role of NGOs

Lithuania remains among states characterized by very poor public mental health indicators with preserved legacy of closed residential institutions, including large psychiatric hospitals.


05 Aug 2014

Continued cooperation for children with rare disorders

Ten years ago, Dorica Dan, a mother with a daughter with Prader-Willis Syndrom (PWS) met representatives from Norwegian Prader-Willis Association and Frambu during a conference in New Zealand. Since then they have implemented various projects together, including setting up a centre for people with rare disorders. Recently, they organised a conference together in Romania.