Such Norwegian government supported activities have now ended. Several Norwegian organisations are still much involved in humanitarian and social affairs in Ukraine, but basically without Norwegian public funding.
Norway has through the United Nations Development Programme supported the integration effort of more than 300.000 Crimean Tatars who were repatriated to Crimea from other parts of the Soviet Union, starting in the early 1990s.
Since 2003 the Norwegian government has financially supported retraining of more than 2000 Ukrainian military officers and family members to civilian occupation. This is part of a broader Ukrainian programme of social adaptation as a result of the large reduction and downscaling of the Ukrainian armed forces.
Norway has also through the Clinton Foundation contributed to a large program for the combat of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine.
Beyond health care, social protection and social adaptation, Norway is also engaged in developing cooperation among higher learning institutions and reserach establishments, and in other spheres of promoting a deeper integration of Ukraine into the pan-European social "community". As a post-Soviet state this is not an easy goal to achieve. However, the efforts are being aided by a clear political priority on the Ukrainian side and a maturing environment of civil (non-governmental) sector organisations.
In general, more information on Norwegian publicly funded projects in the social sphere can also be found under the information heading "Grants and projects" linking also into Norwegian MFA information.