EEA Scholarship Programme Slovakia

final conference

eea scholarship programme slovakia

25 January 2017

Austria Trend Hotel, Vysoká 2A, Bratislava


SAIA, n. o., as the Programe Operator of the EEA Scholarship Programme Slovakia organised the Final Conference that took place on 25 January 2017 in Austria Trend Hotel Bratislava.

The Programme started in February 2014 and during 3 years of its implementation many quality partnerships between educational institutions in Slovakia and donor states have been established and developed. In the years 2015 and 2016 have been implemented 21 projects of inter-insitutional cooperation between higher education institutions and upper secondary schools in Slovakia, Iceland and Norway. 83 students, PhD students and academic staff from all involved countries - Slovakia, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, undertook mobility within 4 mobility projects. Objective of the conference was to share and transfer experience and best practice as well as outcomes from the projects to other institutions from higher education sector and upper secondary/vocational education sector and the education area in general. Participants also had the opportunity to learn about the perspectives of future cooperation in the new edition of the EEA and Norway Grants in Slovakia.

Registration of participants was open until 18 January 2017.

Further information on accommodation and transport can be found here.


9:00 – 9:30

Arrival of participants and registration

9:30 – 10:00


  • Katarína Košťálová, Executive Director, SAIA, n. o., Programme Operator
  • Ján Krak, General Director of the Section of Bilateral Financial Instruments, Government Office of the Slovak Republic, National Focal Point
  • Per Øystein Vatne, Chargé d´Affaires, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bratislava
  • Frank Moe, Senior Adviser, SIU (Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education), Donor Programme Partner Norway

10:00 – 10:30

EEA Scholarship Programme Slovakia Results

  • Žofia Gulášová, Programme Administrator, SAIA, n. o.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 – 12:00

Panel session – Life of international partnership throughout project implementation – moderator Michal Fedák, SAIA, n. o.

  • Dana Sitányiová, University of Žilina
  • Monika Porkertová, Grammar school Grösslingová, Bratislava
  • Preben Kjelsrud, St. Hallvard secondary school, Norway
  • Viðar Helgason, RANNÍS (The Icelandic Centre for Research), Iceland

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:30

Presentation of projects outcomes – moderator Žofia Gulášová, SAIA, n. o.

  • Understand me” – Stanislava Varjanová, Grammar school of Leonard Stöckel, Bardejov

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee/Tea Break

14:45 – 15:30

Panel session – Mobility experience

  • Lasse Berntzen, university teacher, University College of Southeast Norway, Norway
  • Zita Faixová, university teacher, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice
  • Mikuláš Černota, university teacher,University of Economics in Bratislava
  • Natália Molnárová, student, Faculty of Management, University of Prešov
  • Alojz Gomola, PhD student, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

15:30 – 16:00

EEA and Norway Grants 2014 - 2021 – The new programme period

  • Frank Moe, Senior Adviser, SIU, Donor Programme Partner, Norway
  • Blue Book



The conference was held in Slovak and English language. Translation was provided throughout the duration of the event.