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Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on 9 May 2017 signed new cooperation agreements with Estonia on new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Click here to find out more.

Areas of support

  • Business Development and Innovation
  • Research and Education
  • Local Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Civil Society
  • Social Dialogue – Decent Work


Total allocation:€32.8 M
EEA Grants:€10.1 M
Norway Grants:€22.7 M
Total allocation:€48.6 M
EEA Grants:€23 M
Norway Grants:€25.6 M
Total allocation:€68 M
EEA Grants:€32.3 M
Norway Grants:€35.7 M


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Distribution of funding 2009-14


Country facts

  Estonia EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 76 100
Economic growth (% change on previous year) 2.9 1.4
Unemployment rate (%)* 6.3 9.1
Youth unemployment (%)* 15.4 20.0
Public debt (% of GDP) 10.4 86.8
Gender pay gap (%) 28.3 16.1
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%) 23.5 24.4
Human development index (2014) 17 (EU-28 ranking)
Corruption perception index (2014) 11 (EU-28 ranking)

Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2014 except where * indicates 2015. Last updated in June 2016.

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Results from the previous funding period

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Project stories, news and features

Women on the move


On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the EEA and Norway Grants have taken a week to celebrate the work and the people that, with the help of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, promote gender equality every day.

“I need to get my life on track”


“I struggle with panic attacks, and here I am surrounded by medical staff that knows how to act. I need to get back on track.” These are the words of 14-year-old Kathriin, one of the patients at the new Children’s mental health centre in Estonia.