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Which countries benefit?

EEA and Norway Grants

For the period 2014-2021, €2.8 billion has been set aside under the EEA and Norway Grants. Projects may be implemented until 2024. Funding is channelled through a number of programmes in the 15 beneficiary countries.

Eligibility of the Grants mirrors criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member states where the Gross National Income per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average. For the funding period 2014-2115 EU member states are eligible for funding. 

Europakart som viser land som mottar EØS-midler i perioden 2014-2021.
Map of beneficiary countries for the funding period 2014-2021.

The number of beneficiary states increased after the EU expansion in 2004, primarily in Eastern and Central Europe. At the same time Ireland and Northern Ireland were phased out. All 15 beneficary countries in the 2014-2021 period are eligible for EEA Grants. However, Norway Grants are earmarked countries that became members of the European Union after 2003.

The table below shows funding by country, the split between EEA Grants and Norway Grants for the three funding periods. All numbers are in million euro. 

Period 2004-2009 2009-2014 2014-2021
  Norway Grants EEA Grants Norway Grants EEA Grants Norway Grants EEA Grants
Bulgaria 20,0 21,5 48,0 78,6 95,1 115,0
Estonia 22,7 10,1 25,6 23,0 35,7 32,3
Greece - 34,3 - 63,4 - 116,7
Croatia* -  - 4,6 5,0 46,6 56,8
Cyprus 3,4 1,3 4,0 3,9 5,1 6,4
Latvia 34,0 19,7 38,4 34,6 51,9 50,2
Lithuania  40,3 27,0 45,6 38,4 61,4 56,2
Malta 1,7 1,9 1,6 2,9 3,6 4,4
Poland 277,8 280,8 311,2 266,9 411,5 397,8
Portugal  - 31,3 - 58,0 102,7
Romania 48,0 50,5 115,2 190,8 227,3 275,2
Slovakia 38,0 32,3 42,4 38,4 58,2 54,9
Slovenia  12,5 6,1 14,4 12,5 17,8 19,9
Spain** - 45,8 - 45,9 - -
Czech Republic  62,4 48,5 70,4 61,4 89,0 95,5
Hungary 74,3 60,8 83,2 70,1 105,7 108,9

* Croatia has been eligible for funding since joining the EU and the EEA in 2013.
** Spain is not elibible for funding for the 2014-2021 period.

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