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Energy efficiency – applying for funding

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support energy efficiency programmes in Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and Romania. The programmes fund a portfolio of projects.

Who can apply for funding?

Only entities registered in the countries with this programme can apply. Specific criteria and target groups are defined in the call for proposals. These may include public administrations, small and medium-sized enterprises and non-government organisations. 

How can I get involved as a partner?

Pressing environmental issues do not stop at national borders. Pooling expertise helps tackle shared challenges. To strengthen cooperation and knowledge exchange, partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries in projects are encouraged. Funding is available to support networking and foster project partnerships.

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate is involved as a donor programme partner in the programme in Bulgaria and Romania, whereas the National Energy Authority of Iceland is involved in the programmes in Portugal, Romania and Hungary. They play a strategic role in programme planning and implementation, and can assist Norwegian and Icelandic entities who wish to get involved as partners.

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How and when to apply?

Projects are selected following open calls organised by the programme operator in each country. Calls are published on the websites of the programme operators and in our open calls calendar.

Eligibility requirements vary by programmes. Find out more in the individual programme summary for each country: Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, LatviaPoland, Portugal and Romania