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20 million euro for improving public security

On September 12, 2019, the Programme Agreement on the "Home Affairs" Program was signed by the Minister of Investment and Development, Jerzy Kwieciński and Olav Myklebust, the Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Poland.

  • Photo from Ministry of Investment and Development resources.
    Photo from Ministry of Investment and Development resources.

The Programme Agreement was signed during the launching conference of the 3rd edition of Norway and EEA Grants for 2014-2021, organized by the Ministry of Investment and Development - the National Focal Point for these funds.

"Home Affairs" Programme is implemented by the Ministry of the Interior and Administration with support from European Project Implementation Centre and Donor Programme Partners - Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security and Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB). The budget for this Programme is 23 million euro (20 million from Norway Grants and 3,5 million is a national contribution).

The "Home Affairs" Programme is implemented in three programme areas:

  • ​Asylum and Migration
  • ​International Police Cooperation and Combating Crime
  • ​Disaster Prevention and Preparedness

​Under the Programme the predefined project will be implemented.

- Predefined projects will be implemented by the Polish Police, Border Guard, the Office for Foreigners, the Internal Security Agency (...) in partnerships with Norwegian institutions, i.e. the Norwegian Police University College, KRIPOS, ID-Center, the Norwegian Civil Protection Directorate DSB, the Norwegian Military Research Institute FFI - said Magdalena Zdrojewska, Deputy Director of the Department of European Funds at the Ministry of the Interior and Administration at the launching conference.

Also, the bilateral initiative for road safety will be implemented by the Polish and Norwegian Police. 

In addition, the Programme Operator envisages the announcement of calls for proposals, addressed to public institutions (from the public finance sector), non-governmental organizations and international organizations. The Programme Operator plans at least two calls for proposals - one in the area of international police cooperation and combating crime, and the other in the area of asylum and migration.