Migrants constitute only 1% of the Lithuanian population. Despite the low number, Lithuania is one of the most unfriendly societies for foreigners in Europe. There is a stable increase in nationalistic and racist messages in Lithuanian public discourse.
The protection of whistleblowers is poor in Lithuania. A project by Transparency International Lithuania and Transparency International Norway seeks to address this.
In Lithuania, almost 2 per cent of children are deprived of parental care and more than a third of these children are in institutional care. Lithuania lacks complex community-based services, and relies instead on institutional care. An EEA Grants project in Lithuania is currently improving the situation for these children.
With the support of the EEA Grants, a Hungarian clinical psychologist is currently in Norway to learn more about drug rehabilitation.
During a matchmaking event in Romania in November 2013, the Romanian NGO Association for Inclusion and Social Development Gorj and the Nordstrand Rotary Club of Norway met for the first time and got the opportunity to discuss and explore opportunities for joint cooperation. Half a year later, the mobility project "Together We Are Stronger" was a reality. The project was funded through the Bilateral grants of the Romanian NGO Programme under the EEA Grants.
Through advocacy, the Estonian Chamber of Disabled People and their partners will improve the accessability and usability of buildings in Estonia.
Romanian and Norwegian organisations team up to improve the services provided to victims of human trafficking in Romania.