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Judicial capacity-building and cooperation

Fair judicial proceedings are a fundamental pillar of a democratic state. Independent, effective and efficient courts are vital for social and economic development. Improving the effectiveness of the courts, including case-handling systems, is an important priority for Norway through the Grants.

Norway supports programmes in six countries in this field to help to develop fairer and more efficient judicial systems in the beneficiary countries.

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Countries

Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.

Get involved

For applicants

Funding is available for entities registered in the six beneficiary countries. These may include, inter alia, legal and courts administrations.

For partners

The Norwegian Courts Administration is involved as a donor programme partner in several countries and can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved as partners.

Project partnerships between entities in Norway and the beneficiary countries are also encouraged. 

Find out more about how you can get involved

Calls for proposals

Each programme funds a variety of projects. Projects are selected following calls for proposals organised by the programme operator in each country.

Ongoing calls for proposals under this programme area

Deadline Country
There are no further calls for proposals

Project stories, news and features

 

Making a real difference

29.09.2015

"Norway Grants are vitally important in helping countries meet international standards and tackle weaknesses in their judicial systems," says Natalia Voutova from the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe is a donor programme partner in five programmes in the fields of judicial capacity building and correctional services.

Improving judicial systems

15.09.2015

"The  access to justice centres could make a real difference for the judiciary, but also to Romanian society in general," says Audun Hognes Berg from the Norwegian Courts Administration. The Administration is involved as donor programme partner in programmes contributing to improve the judicial systems in Lithuania, Poland and Romania.

Grants launched in Croatia

29.04.2014

Croatia became the 16th beneficiary country of the EEA and Norway Grants today following the signing of agreements in Zagreb this afternoon.

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