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.
The results from over 6 000 projects are now coming in. The annual report for 2016-17 shows that the EEA and Norway Grants have reached millions of people in 16 beneficiary countries.
A number of control measures have been established to ensure that the EEA and Norway Grants are not being misused. The control systems prevent corruption and ensures that we achieve the agreed results.
Business development, research, energy and justice and home affairs will be key areas for cooperation between Norway and Romania over the next few years. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, EUR 502.5 million has been allocated to twelve programmes.