Key areas of support
- Developing and increasing the use of eco-friendly technologies
- Improving healthcare services and reducing health inequalities
- Assisting vulnerable children and youth at risk
- Improving the environmental standard of marine and inland waters
- Increasing intercultural awareness and dialogue and supporting integration of national minorities
|Total allocation:||€48.6 M||Total allocation:||€32.8 M|
|EEA Grants:||€23 M||EEA Grants:||€10.1 M|
|Norway Grants:||€25.6 M||Norway Grants:||€22.7 M|
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Map and facts
|GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100)||73||100|
|Economic growth (% change on previous year)||2.2||0.1|
|Unemployment rate (%)*||7.4||10.2|
|Youth unemployment (%)*||15||22.2|
|Public debt (% of GDP)||10.1||85.4|
|Gender pay gap (%)*||29.9||16.4|
|At-risk-of-poverty rate (%)||23.5||24.5|
|Human development index||18 (EU-28 ranking)|
|Corruption perception index*||11 (EU-28 ranking)|
Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2013 except where * indicates 2014. Last updated in April 2015.
Distribution of funding 2009-14Download
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DocumentsEstonia factsheet (PDF) MoU EEA Grants 09-14 (in force as of 11 June 2011, amended 30 April 2014, amended 19 September 2014) (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 09-14 (in force as of 9 June 2011, amended 30 April 2014, amended 19 September 2014) (PDF) MoU EEA Grants 04-09 (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 04-09 (PDF)
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News, results and projects
More than one third of the research projects funded under the EEA and Norway Grants support research on climate change and the environment.
64 Norwegian partners take part in green innovation projects in countries such as Estonia, Poland and Romania. “The participation gives direct access to business opportunities and business culture in the beneficiary countries,” says Anne Lise Rognlidalen from Innovation Norway.
“Cooperation in the research programmes contributes to building research networks enabling further cooperation between researchers from Norway and the beneficiary countries,” said Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad from the Research Council of Norway.