Catch the BALL

Catch the BALL - Create a Dynamic Third Age is a follow-up of the BALL project (see below) both supported by EC Erasmus+. It´s aim is to create an integrated system for enhancing and facilitating access to opportunities in lifelong learning for people at their latter part of life.

Evris Foundation is the coordinator and leads the development of one of the project´s main Intellectual output. Other partners in the project are U3A Reykjavík (Iceland), MBM Training and Development Centre, Liverpool (UK) and Kaunas Science and Technology Park (Lithuania).

The project started in December 2016 and will finish in June 2018

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CHAPTER or Children Help movement Against Physical Threatening and Emotional Repression is a project with the aim to prevent physical violence against children. The project is funded by the European Union's DAPHNE program. Partners include EVRIS Foundation, PULSE Foundation and National Network for Children in Bulgaria, Hope for Children in Cyprus and the ADFP Foundation of Portugal. Our role is to share knowledge and experience in positive upbringing- and teaching methods from Icelandic organisations.

Slatina Project

This project is a cooperation between the Romanian city of Slatina and Evris, sponsored by the EEA Grants.

The project’s goal is to revive and reorganize an old culture centre in Slatina. Evris consults on the culture centre’s policy and operations, and helps planning the opening ceremony scheduled for 2016. Evris is also the organizer for the city of Slatina’s staff study tour to Reykjavik. (See photo on the right).

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Anna Margrét Guðjónsdóttir, director of Evris with specialists Kristín R. Vilhjálmdóttir, Hólmfríður Ólafsdóttir, Auður Rán Þorgeirsdóttir and the staff of Slatina on their visit to Reykjavik.

Ball Project

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BALL is an acronym for “Be Active through Lifelong Learning”. This is a two year project, sponsored by Erasmus+ in collaboration with Iceland, Poland and Spain. Evris manages the project but other partners are U3A Reykjavik, The University of Alicante, Spain and the University of Lublin in Poland. The project addresses the urgency to establish guidelines and practices on how best to prepare individuals at an early stage for the “third age” with emphasis on learning, cultural environment and ambiance, and sharing of knowledge. The project started in September 2014 and ended officially at a final conference held at Reykjavik City Hall in September 2016.

The project scored 9.2 points out of 10 in Erasmus+ programme evaluation.

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Krakow National Museum

Staff from the National Museum of Kraków visits Reykjavík.

Staff from the National Museum of Kraków visits Reykjavík.

"Good educational practices in work with the local community - study visits and workshops as part of the Polish-Icelandic cooperation” is an initiative headed by the National Museum of Kraków and Evris. Evris advises on policy & planning for educational practices for a new branch, Czapski Pavillion, with a focus on connections to the local community. The project is sponsored by EEA Grants..


This is a cooperative project between the Regional Health Inspectorate in Smolyan (RHI), Bulgaria and Evris, sponsored by EEA grants. Evris advices on policy in drug prevention. The project started in September 2015 and will end in June 2016. 

Pulse Foundation

Awareness and creative thinking - the road to change is a project spearheaded by the Pulse Foundation in Bulgaria and Evris, sponsored by EEA Grants. Evris offer policy advice in drug prevention. 

Exchange and development of methods and new technology in human resources.

This is a project led by the North-Trondelag County Municipality in Norway, Dk-JobInVest Aps in Denmark and Evris. The project's aim is to develop new methods in human resources and career development within rural areas. The project is sponsored by the Nordic educational initiative Nordplus Voksen.

Cultural Entrepreneurship - cooperation with Romania

The National Association of Public Librarians and  Libraries in Romania - ANBPR and EVRIS Foundation Iceland participated in a mobility exchange experience, bilateral meetings and visits in Reykjavik between 10-15 of December 2018 in the context of Funding for Bilateral Relationships  PA14 - Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange 2014-2021.

On the occasion of this bilateral intervention, a series of dissemination meetings of cultural ideas and best practices took place, during which partners from Romania and Iceland identified the common areas of interest in the perspective of developing partnership projects in the current EEA Grants programming period.

In the coming days, the Romanian experts were invited, The program of bilateral intervention consisted i.e. of visits to the Reykjavik City Library, followed by a visit to the National and University Library of Iceland, where the members of the partners consortium met the Head of the Library and also representatives of "Information",  the Icelandic Library and Information Science Association. the  organisation representatives. Other points of interest of this mobility were the visit of the expert group to the "Art for All" initiative, cultural project for children under the auspice of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in Iceland, the Spongin Branch of the Reykjavik City Library, to Kopavogur Public Library and  to Perlan, Cultural House. The group also met Mr. Ævar Þór Benediktsson author and cultural entrepreneur who has received many awards for his projects of increasing literacy and interests for reading among children.

EVRIS Foundation representatives were glad to discover that Romanian experts from ANBPR have a good project experience, they well know the challenges of the cultural work environment and are interested in getting involved both as Applicant and as a Partner in the development of projects with external financing.

We were pleasantly surprised to see that in Romania there is a huge potential for generating creative ideas and we are optimistic about the possibility of developing future joint projects in the field of cultural entrepreneurship and related.

Starting from the findings of the current mobility in Iceland, both teams of experts from the two countries expressed their interest in exploring the possibilities of collaboration in the field of cultural projects and in investigating the deeper links between cultural activity and business vision, with the participation of public libraries and cultural NGOs from Romania and Iceland.