5 and 6 April 2022 – The fourth annual meeting with the Donor States in the current period of implementation of the EEA and Norway Grants took place in Slovenia. The annual meeting was organized by the National Focal Point.
The two-day meeting was attended by a large group of Slovenian and foreign representatives. On the Slovenian side, representatives of the National Focal Point, Programme Operator, Certifying Authority, Audit Authority, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Active Citizens Fund participated in the meeting. The Donor States were represented by representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Budapest, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Financial Mechanism Office.
At the annual meeting, the participants approved the Combined Strategic and Annual Report for 2021, reviewed progress in the implementation of programmes and funds, as well as activities and initiatives in the framework of bilateral cooperation.
The two-day meeting also included a varied accompanying programme, during which participants visited examples of good practice of projects implemented under the Active Citizens Fund and the location of the children’s house, which is one of the results of a pre-defined project Children’s House (Barnahus) implemented under the Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeship and Youth Entrepreneurship programme. The participants also visited the Ljubljana City Hall, where a presentation of the city and its good stories was held, as well as a discussion on possible bilateral initiatives.