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
"Norway Grants are vitally important in helping countries meet international standards and tackle weaknesses in their judicial systems," says Natalia Voutova from the Council of Europe. The Council of Europe is a donor programme partner in four programmes in the fields of judicial capacity building and correctional services.
"The access to justice centres could make a real difference for the judiciary, but also to Romanian society in general," says Audun Hognes Berg from the Norwegian Courts Administration. The Administration is involved as donor programme partner in programmes contributing to improve the judicial systems in Lithuania, Poland and Romania.
The Norwegian National Police Directorate (POD) is involved as a donor programme partner in the Schengen cooperation and combating cross-border crime programmes in Bulgaria and Romania. The cooperation gives the Directorate a better understanding of crime that is committed in Norway at the same time as they can share their experience in e.g. using Schengen information sharing and cooperation tools.