Research Project: Incredible Years for the Promotion of Mental Health

Incredible Years for the Promotion of Mental Health

(EEA Grants PT06 – 51SM04)

The project “Incredible Years for the Promotion of Mental Health”, currently under way at the Faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Coimbra, is funded by the Programme for Public Health Initiatives (EEA Grants - PT06), which aims to help reduce economic and social inequalities in certain priority health areas and establish bilateral relations between donor and beneficiary countries. The project is inserted into a specific line of funding designed to mental health services and develop programmes for the promotion of child and adolescent mental health in schools.

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 beneficiary countries in Europe. The three countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area Grants (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 public and private sectors in the 12 newest EU member states, Greece, Portugal and Spain. This 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 scholarship, civil society, health and children, gender equality, justice and cultural heritage.