EEA GRANTS: Through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with the benefciary countries in Europe. The three countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).

For the period 2009-14, the EEA Grants and Norway Grants amount to €1.79 billion. Norway contributes around 97% of the total funding. Grants are available for NGOs, research and academic institutions, and the public and private sectors in the 12 newest EU member states, Greece, Portugal and Spain. There is broad cooperation with donor state entities, and activities may be implemented until 2016. Key areas of support are environmental protection and climate change, research and scholarships, civil society, health and children, gender equality, justice and cultural heritage.

Call: Promoting bilateral cooperation in contemporary performing arts announced in the framework of the Conservation and revitalisation of cultural heritage and natural heritage programme of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014

Registration number: CBJAZZ (HU07-0233-B1-2016)

Project Promoter: Zala County Development Public Nonprofit Ltd.

Project Partner: Kjell Kalleklev Management AS

Total project cost: 54.661.652 Ft / 179.985,68 EUR

Support: 90%

Project objectives:

The project focuses on raising public awareness on and promoting the genre of jazz music and the performers’ work. During the project – by bilateral, international cooperation – we would like to expand knowledge and image of jazz music to a higher level through providing means for the cooperation partners to share the differences due to their cultural derogation and their abilities among each other and thus among their nations. This genre and its further forms (modern jazz, smooth jazz, soul jazz etc.) have been present in our country since the mid-1990s and thanks to their continuously growing role and diversity, several jazz formations, radio stations, brands have been established so far. During the project, jointly with the Norwegian project partner, our objective is to provide means for nations and performers to share their experiences and knowledge, which we intend to serve by creating a common “JazzPlatform”, organizing a workshop, burning a joint album together, and also by organizing concerts.