All programmes and activities funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 shall be based on the common values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and the respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.
The activities of the National Focal Point, Programme Operators and Beneficiaries are undertaken in the spirit of the slogan "Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe", in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination contained in „Blue Book” (Priority sectors and programme areas 2014-2021).
Participants of the he implementation process of the EEA and Norway Grants are bound by a number of provisions of international and national law, obliging them to comply with the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of any ground - sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.
The catalog of the most important legal acts concerning this issue:
- Agreement between the European Union, Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway on an EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 – art. 1 (2) of the 38C protocol (PDF)
- Regulation on the implementation of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 – art. 1.3 ( 1) and art. 7.4 (1) and Regulation on the implementation of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 – art. 1.3 ( 1) and art. 7.4 (1)
- European Convention on Human Rights – art. 14 (PDF)
- Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – art. 21 (PDF)
- Act on the implementation of certain provisions of the European Union in the field of equal treatment (in Polish) – Chapter 2 (PDF)
- Constitution of the Republic of Poland (in Polish) – Chapter II (PDF)
- Labor Code of the Republic of Poland (in Polish) – Chapter IIa (PDF)
- In the course of the implementation of initiatives financed by the EEA and Norway Grants, the assumptions of the Accessibility Plus Program are also implemented, the aim of which is to ensure equal and free access to goods, products, services and the possibility of participation in social and public life for people with special needs. See more dostepnoscplus.gov.pl