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
ProjectsSee all projects
DocumentsRomania factsheet (PDF) MoU 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)
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
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.