EEA and Norway Grants
These pages provide information on Norway's contribution to reducing social and economic disparities within the European Economic Area (EEA).
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe. Norway provides 97% of the funding.
The Government and the EU signed the agreements on Norway's new contributions to the least prosperous countries in the EEA in May 2016. The Ministry has launched a separate web page on the new financial contributions.
Strengthening bilateral relations is a main objective of the Grants. Read more about how your organisation can benefit and get involved.
'In the coming years, the EEA and Norway Grants will primarily be used to promote innovation and growth in Europe through cooperation between Norway and the beneficiary countries,' said Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker.
Norwegian employee and employer organisations have played an important part in the results achieved in 13 countries in Central and Southern Europe. The projects have increased understanding of tripartite dialogue and the principles of decent work in general, while the concrete results have mainly been at local level.
“Education is the way out of poverty for many Roma people in Europe. That is why Norway supports measures that enables Roma people to improve their living conditions,” said Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker at the opening of a pre-school in Bulgaria 17 February.