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A tour of projects in Nicosia with Norwegian funding is organized by the country's Embassy

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    The walk will begin at the Center for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) on Saturday, May 18

    Walking event in the heart of Nicosia, is organized by the Embassy of Norway highlighting some of the flagship projects funded by the Norwegian Government through the EEA and Norway Grants. The walk will begin at the Center for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) on Saturday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m.

    As stated in an announcement by the Norwegian Embassy, ​​the next stops will be the Solidarity Network Nicosia in Action (Chrysaliniotissis, 30-32), a project implemented by the Nicosia Multipurpose Municipal Center, the Nicosia City Hall, where a unique photo exhibition of projects from the last 20 years, the PRIO Cyprus Center (Arsinois 52) and the Cyprus Museum (Museiou 1).

    The event will culminate at 8pm at the Home for Cooperation (Markou Drakou 28) in the UN-controlled neutral zone, where attendees will enjoy a live party with performances by the cross-community band Island Seeds and Zildji & Hiktune Project.

    It should be noted that this year marks an important milestone in the cooperation between Norway and Cyprus. For 20 years, the two countries have been cooperating through the European Economic Area (EEA), the largest free market in the world. During the same period, Norway and Cyprus cooperated in the framework of financial support through the EEA and Norway Grants.

    On the occasion of this important milestone, the Norwegian Ambassador to Cyprus, Lajla Jakhelln, expresses pride “for the consistent cooperation that has flourished between Norway and Cyprus over the past two decades”. At the same time, he warmly thanks all the people, organizations and organizations involved, who honor Norway's commitment to foster dialogue and inter-community exchanges on the island.

    “We are proud to mark this anniversary and will continue to work together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe,” he adds.

    It is noted that the EEA and Norway grants represent Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway's contribution to promoting an inclusive Europe. They also aim to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and the 15 beneficiary states. Norway contributes more than 97% of the funding. Cyprus has been receiving financial support since 2004, which to date amounts to 24 million euros.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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