Norwegian Financial Mechanisms are instruments that allow Poland and other new member states of the European Union to use additional, next to the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund, sources of foreign assistance. The basis for the implementation of the above. Mechanisms are two agreements signed on 14 and 28 October 2004. By the Polish Government with the donor states (ie. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein): Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (NFM) and the Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism (MF EEA).
Through the Norwegian funds and funds of the EEA Norway contributes to reducing social and economic inequality and the strengthening of bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Europe. Norway is working closely with the EU on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement).
In the period 2009-2014 the support given by Norway at 1.7 billion euros. These measures are available to non-governmental organizations, research and academic institutions, and public and private sector in the 12 newly acceded EU Member States and Greece, Portugal and Spain. Thanks to them, there is extensive cooperation with companies from Norway,
and projects can be implemented until 2017.
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PL13 program ‘Reducing social inequalities in health’ is a partnership program with donors, implemented in cooperation with the Norwegian Directorate of Health Affairs.
The program consists of a pre-defined project contributing to the development of cross-sectoral strategies and tools for reducing health inequalities and pilot projects for comprehensive measures in the field of public health in local communities in selected counties. The project will be implemented predefined by the Department of Health Insurance. The project will focus on the management of public health. It assumes, among others the development of cross-sectoral strategies to reduce inequalities in health, and to develop a model for assessing health needs and program promotion and preventive care for local communities.
The institution responsible for the implementation of the priority 2.5 Healthcare and childcare is the Ministry of Health.
The main purpose of disbursement of funds and related national co-financing under this priority is to improve the health conditions of society through, among others, programs of health promotion and prevention within the program PL13 – ‘Reducing social inequalities in health’.