Key areas of support
- Supporting judicial reform, tackling cross-border and organised crime
- Improving the situation of vulnerable groups, including the Roma population
- Increasing competitiveness of green enterprises, boosting green innovation and entrepreneurship
- Strengthening civil society to promote social justice, democracy and sustainable development
|Total allocation:||€305.95 M||Total allocation:||€98.5 M|
|EEA Grants:||€190.75 M||EEA Grants:||€50.5 M|
|Norway Grants:||€115.2 M||Norway Grants:||€48 M|
Are you interested in funding and partnership opportunities in Romania? Project partnerships between entities in Romania and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are encouraged.
Map and facts
|GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100)||55||100|
|Economic growth (% change on previous year)||3.5||0.1|
|Unemployment rate (%)*||6.8||10.2|
|Youth unemployment rate (%)*||24||22.2|
|Public debt (% of GDP)||38||84.5|
|Gender pay gap (%)||9.1||16.4|
|At-risk-of-poverty rate (%)||40.4||24.5|
|Human development index||27 (EU-28 ranking)|
|Corruption perception index*||25 (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
DocumentsMoU EEA Grants 09-14 (in force as of 24 March 2012, amended 18 October 2012, 3 February 2014 and 28 October 2014) (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 09-14 22 (in force as of 22 March 2012, amended 18 October 2012, 3 February 2014 and 28 October 2014) (PDF) MoU EEA Grants 04-09 (signed 5 November 2007, amended 27 January 2012) (PDF) Romania factsheet (PDF)
Calls for proposals
Click on the programme names below for key facts about each and read why the programme is needed, what it will achieve and how, and partnership opportunities. For details on the application process and eligibility, consult the programme operator websites accessible via the below pages.
News, results and projects
Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have reached agreement with the EU on a new contribution to strengthen social and economic cohesion in Europe.
With support through the EEA Grants, a Romanian NGO is working to protect the rights of people with disabilities, living in psychiatric wards, hospitals and specialised social care institutions in Romania.
Romania has the lowest recycling rate in the EU. Less than three per cent of the waste is recycled. Supported by Norway, waste collections points are now set up across the country.