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

2009-14 2004-09
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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Are you interested in funding and partnership opportunities in Estonia? Project partnerships between entities in Estonia and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are encouraged.

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See how you may participate under the bilateral fund

Check eligibility and activities that may be supported under Estonian programmes

Map and facts

  Estonia EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 72 100
Economic growth (% change on previous year) 0.8 0.1
Unemployment rate 8.3 10.6
Youth unemployment 13.8 18.7
Public debt (% of GDP) 10 87.1
Human development index 18 (EU-28 ranking)
Corruption perception index 12 (EU-28 ranking)
Inequality of income distribution 5.5 5.1

Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2013. Last updated in September 2014.

Distribution of funding 2009-14

Distribution of funding in Estonia

News, results and projects


Web-based mental health services for young people


Estonia is reaching young people with mental-health issues through dedicated websites and smartphone apps. The Peaasi and AppsTerv projects, funded by Norway Grants, help mental-health professionals to reach a wider audience.

Strengthening social dialogue


The Global Fund has made a valuable contribution to strengthening social dialogue and ensuring that beneficiary countries are better placed to address decent work objectives, such as life-long learning and improving health and safety at work.