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)||54||100|
|Economic growth (% change on previous year)||3.5||0.1|
|Unemployment rate (%)||7.3||10.6|
|Youth unemployment rate (%)||15.9||18.7|
|Public debt (% of GDP)||38.4||87.1|
|Human development index||27 (EU-28 ranking)|
|Corruption perception index||25 (EU-28 ranking)|
|Inequality of income distribution*||6.3||5.1|
Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2013 except where * indicates 2012. Last updated in September 2014.
Distribution of funding 2009-14
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)
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
‘Romania faces serious challenges relating to poverty and social exclusion, particularly among the Roma people. This is why we are allocating funds from the Norway Grants to improve their living conditions,’ said Minister Vidar Helgesen.
“We hope our initiative will help to create a civic spirit in Cojocna and serve as an example for other cities around Romania,” says Sorina Untu, Good Governance Officer for the ActiveWatch.
“Each NGO must find its own way, but by offering our know-how in volunteer management we hope to give them a clearer idea of how to organise volunteer activities more effectively,” says Nicoleta Chis-Racolta, Director at Cluj-Napoca Volunteer Centre.