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
2009-14 2004-09
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

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

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View step-by-step how to find or become a project partner

See how you may participate under the bilateral fund

Check the activities that are supported under the programmes in Romanian

Map and facts

  Romania EU-28
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 2009-14




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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.

Programme Partner(s) Grant
(€ million)
Biodiversity and ecosystem services Norwegian Environment Agency 15
Environmental monitoring and planning   8.2
Reduction of hazardous substances Norwegian Environment Agency 10
Energy efficiency   9
Renewable energy National Energy Authority (Iceland) Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate 12.3
Adaptation to climate change   3.2
Green industry innovation Innovation Norway* 29.7
NGO Fund   36.3
Children and youth at risk Council of Europe 27
Gender equality and work-life balance   4.5
Cultural and natural heritage Directorate of Cultural Heritage (Norway) 15.7
Diversity in culture and arts Arts Council Norway 6.8
Research cooperation Research Council of Norway Icelandic Centre for Research 20
Scholarships Icelandic Centre for Research Agency for Educational Affairs (Liechtenstein) Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education 4.5
Decent work and tripartite dialogue Innovation Norway* 1.2
Capacity building and institutional cooperation Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority 6
Public health initiatives   22.6
Domestic and gender-based violence Council of Europe Norwegian Police Directorate 4
Schengen and cross-border crime Norwegian Police Directorate 5.3
Judicial capacity building Council of Europe Norwegian Courts Administration 8
Correctional services Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service 8
Poverty alleviation   20
Bilateral national fund- funding for developing bilateral cooperation and activities of bilateral interest with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

*Programme operator

News, results and projects


Beneficial green partnerships


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.

1500 researchers cooperating


“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.