EEA and Norway Grants
Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government
Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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.
’It doesn’t require a lot of effort on my part, but it means a lot to the people we are helping,’ says George Maragoudakis. He is an interpreter in the new asylum system in Greece, which has been developed with support from Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants.
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.