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Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the EU have signed the agreements on the EEA and Norway Grants for the period 2014-2021. Click here to find out more.

Key areas of support

  • Supporting reform of correctional services, including improving rehabilitation
  • Strengthening cooperation between local and regional authorities in Latvia and Norway
  • Realising green innovation business opportunities
  • Strengthening civil society
  • Improving environmental monitoring systems
  • Increasing intercultural awareness and dialogue with national minorities


Total allocation:€53.7 M
EEA Grants:€19.7 M
Norway Grants:€34 M
Total allocation:€73 M
EEA Grants:€34.6 M
Norway Grants:€38.4 M
Total allocation:€102.1 M
EEA Grants:€50.2 M
Norway Grants:€51.9 M

Programme overview

Click on the programme names below for key facts and information about each programme, calls for proposals, partnerships, projects and news. For details on the application process and eligibility, consult the programme operator websites accessible via the below pages. Show all programmes


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Distribution of funding 2009-14


Country facts

  Latvia EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 64 100
Economic growth (% change on previous year) 2.4 1.4
Unemployment rate (%)* 10.0 9.1
Youth unemployment rate (%)* 18.0 20.0
Public debt (% of GDP) 40.6 86.8
Gender pay gap (%) 15.2 16.1
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%) 32.7 24.4
Human development index (2014) 25 (EU-28 ranking)
Corruption perception index (2014) 21 (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

Read about results in Latvia in the 2004-2009 funding period

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Are you interested in funding and partnership opportunities in Latvia? Project partnerships between entities in Latvia and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are encouraged.

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Project stories, news and features

Introducing alternatives to imprisonment


With support from Norwegian partners, the Latvian Probation Service are exploring alternatives to prison that can contribute to successful rehabilitation and lower the number of prisoners in Latvian prisons. 

The priceless checkpoint in Riga


The number of HIV-positive in Latvia increases. “There’s a need for more readily available places you could test for HIV,” says Kaspars Zalitis, who runs a checkpoint in Riga.

Official opening of Olaine Prison's new unit for drug addicts


In the beginning of October, a new rehabilitation and treatment centre for drug addicts was officially opened at Olaine Prison in Riga. The construction of the new unit is an important first initiative to fight drug dependency in Latvian prisons.