Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the EU have signed the agreements on the EEA and Norway Grants for the period 2014-2021. Click here to find out more about the allocations and the next steps.

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:€98.5 M
EEA Grants:€50.5 M
Norway Grants:€48 M
Total allocation:€305.95 M
EEA Grants:€190.8 M
Norway Grants:€115.2 M
Total allocation:€502.5 M
EEA Grants:€275.2 M
Norway Grants:€227.3 M

Programme overview

Click on the programme names below for key facts and information about each programme, calls for proposals, partnerships, projects and news. For details on the application process and eligibility, consult the programme operator websites accessible via the below pages. Show all programmes

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


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Distribution of funding 2009-14


Country facts

  Romania EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 54 100
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) 39.9 86.8
Gender pay gap (%)* 9.1 16.3
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%) 40.2 24.4
Human development index (2014) 27 (EU-28 ranking)
Corruption perception index (2014) 28 (EU-28 ranking)

Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2014 except where * indicates 2013. Last updated in March 2016.

Project stories, news and features

Establishing a more humane prison


Inspired by the renowned Bastøy Prison in Norway, Romanian authorities have established their own human ecological prison along the same lines. The Norwegian Correctional Services have provided knowledge and best practices.

Green business for a greener environment


“We’re focusing on quality, safety and good equipment. This project allows us to invest in our own factory, reduce energy costs and offer our employees a better working environment.” 

Events in Romania