Key areas of support

  • Increasing competitiveness of green enterprises and green job creation
  • Preventing and tackling domestic violence
  • Improving flood resilience and raising public awareness of flood prevention
  • Strengthening cross-border cooperation with Ukraine
  • Promoting social inclusion of Roma
2009-14 2004-09
Total allocation: €80.75 M Total allocation: €70.3 M
EEA Grants: €38.35 M EEA Grants: €32.3 M
Norway Grants: €42.4 M Norway Grants: €38 M

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

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Map and facts

  Slovakia EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 75 100
Economic growth (% change on previous year) 0.9 0.1
Unemployment rate (%)* 13.2 10.2
Youth unemployment rate (%)* 30.4 22.2
Public debt (% of GDP) 54.6 85.4
Gender pay gap (%) 19.8 16.4
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%) 19.8 24.5
Human development index 21 (EU-28 ranking)*
Corruption perception index* 23 (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)
Adaptation to climate change Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection,  Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate 12.5
Green industry innovation Innovation Norway 16.1
NGO Fund   7.4
Local and regional initiatives Council of Europe 1
Cross‐border cooperation Norwegian Barents Secretariat 13.4
Cultural and natural heritage   11.9
Scholarships Icelandic Centre for Research, Agency for International Education Affairs (Liechtenstein), Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education 1.9
Decent work and tripartite dialogue Innovation Norway* 0.4
Domestic and gender‐based violence Norwegian Directorate of Health, Council of Europe 8.4

 *Programme operator

News, results and projects


Strengthening bilateral relations


Funding is now available to support networking, skill sharing and knowledge exchange between Slovak entities and entities from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in selected programme areas.

Sheep or wolves? Striking a balance for coexistence


In both Slovakia and Norway, farmers raising livestock often have difficulties with large predators such as bears and wolves. That’s why experts and farmers from both countries have joined forces to make a combined effort towards their coexistence.