EVRIS Foundation

Our success

Evris’ record as a coordinator and partner in EU and EEA Grants projects covers different areas ranging from culture to public health, education, human resources development and public administration. Having Evris Foundation in your project will inspire confidence throughout the evaluation process.

In 2018 Evris Foundation

was awarded the “Erasmus+ Award” in Iceland for the best project and project management within in Adult education. “Be Active in Lifelong Learning” or just “BALL” was a very successful project (see more below) and gained a lot of attention and here you can listen to a BBC Radio 4 program about it (minute 28:50):

Previous projects


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 was 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 was the coordinator and lead development of one of the project’s main Intellectual output. Other partners in the project were U3A Reykjavík (Iceland), MBM Training and Development Centre, Liverpool (UK) and Kaunas Science and Technology Park (Lithuania).

The project started in December 2016 and finished in June 2018.

Catch the BALL – Create a Dynamic Third Age is a follow-up of the BALL project (see below) both supported by EC Erasmus+.


CHAPTER or Children Help movement Against Physical Threatening and Emotional Repression is a project with the aim to prevent physical violence against children. 

Partners include EVRIS Foundation, PULSE Foundation and National Network for Children in Bulgaria, Hope for Children in Cyprus and the ADFP Foundation of Portugal. Evris Foundation role was to share knowledge and experience in positive upbringing- and teaching methods from Icelandic organisations, provide a five days training sessions for teachers and experts and participate in conferences.

  “This project, CHAPTER, has been produced with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union. The contents of its website, publication, manual, brochure, report/ videos, etc are the sole responsibility of PULSE Foundation and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.”

More about the project – click here

Victoria Intercultural

Atelier, Romania


This project was a cooperation between the Romanian city of Slatina and Evris Foundation, financed by the EEA Grants.

The project’s goal was to revive and re-construct an old culture centre in Slatina. Evris Foundation consulted on the culture centre’s policy and operations, and helped planning the opening ceremony in 2017. Evris Foundation also organised a study tour for some of  Slatina’s staff to Reykjavik where they visited and met experts in cultural institutions.


BALL is an acronym for “Be Active through Lifelong Learning”. This was a two year project, sponsored by Erasmus+ with partners from Iceland, Poland and Spain. Evris Foundation managed the project but other partners were U3A Reykjavík, 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.


Krakow National Museum

“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 Foundation. Evris advised on policy & planning for educational practices for a new branch, Czapski Pavillion, with a focus on connections to the local community. The project was financed by EEA Grants.

Staff from the National Museum of Kraków visits Reykjavík.


DRUGstop was a cooperative project between the Regional Health Inspectorate in Smolyan (RHI), Bulgaria and Evris Foundation, supported by EEA grants. The role of Evris Foundation was to advice on policy in drug prevention where we created a team of experts from City of Reykjavík, Reykjavík University and two NGOs. The project started in September 2015 and ended 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 Foundation, financed by EEA Grants. Evris Foundation provided policy advice in drug prevention.

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.


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Interested in having Evris foundation in your next project? Feel free to contact us. Here’s our contact info:

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Grandagarður 16, 101 Reykjavík1

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