he Education programme was created under an intergovernmental agreement on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, concluded between Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Poland.
The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. The priorities for this period are:
1. Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness
2. Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
3. Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
4. Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
5. Justice and Home Affairs
There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
As part of Component II EEA, Lodz University of Technology received funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the amount of: 95 020 EUR, part of which (14 253 EUR) has been co-funded by Poland.
The programme will be implemented from July 1, 2020 to the end of September 2022.
In the academic year 2021-2022 students were recruited to the project under the EEA Grants in accordance with the schedule for the recruitment of the Erasmus+ programme. 1 student from TUL did the traineeship in Iceland and two students from Norway did traineeships at TUL within the programme.
In the academic year 2022-2023 there are two places available for the traineeships (one in Norway and 1 in Iceland). As a student of the Lodz University of Technology you can benefit from EEA grants, when you apply for a traineeship at one of the following universities:
- University of Agder, Norway
- University of Iceland, Iceland
The monthly scholarship (student subsistence) within Education Programme is 1200 EUR. Additionally, you receive a scholarship to cover the cost of your travel: 275 EUR (to Norway), or 360 EUR (Iceland).
If you are a person with a disability, you can also apply for the additional funds. The scholarship is paid in PLN at the EUR exchange rate = 4,5565 PLN.
Those interested in mobility to the above countries will be qualified on the basis of qualification for the Erasmus+ programme - https://cwm.p.lodz.pl/en/student-mobility/traineeships/erasmus-programm….
Documents to download:
2. doctoral candidate application.doc
5. traineeship certificate.doc
Education Programme https://education.org.pl/en/
EEA grants https://eeagrants.org/
Foundation for the Development of the Education System https://www.frse.org.pl/en/