Which countries benefit?

EEA and Norway Grants

For the period 2009-2014, €1.8 billion has been set aside under the EEA and Norway Grants. Projects may be implemented until 2016. Funding is channelled through around 150 programmes in the 16 beneficiarycountries.

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. Countries who have entered the EU before 2004 are however exempt from receiving funding under the Norway Grants.

Mottakerland av EØS-midler for perioden 2009-2014 markert i hvitt.
Mottakerland av EØS-midler for perioden 2009-2014 markert i hvitt.

Beneficiary countries

2009-14

Beneficiary countries

2009-14

Poland €578.1M Greece €63.4M
Romania €305.9M Portugal €57.9M
Hungary €153.3M Estonia €48.6M
Czech Republic €131.8M Spain* €45.8M
Bulgaria €126.6M Slovenia €26.9M
Lithuania €84.0M Cyprus €7.8M
Slovak republic €80.7M Malta €4.5M
Latvia €72.9M Croatia** €9.6M

* Spain receives transitional support until 31 December 2013.
** Croatia has been eligible for funding since joining the EU and the EEA in 2013.