Interest for the Green industry programme exceeds expectations in Romania
Under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014 in Romania, €24 million has been allocated to promote more sustainable production processes, product design and services. Innovation Norway has received 85 project applications amounting to €47 million, far exceeding the €24 million allocated to the programme.
The EEA and Norway Grants support Romania’s endeavours to shift towards a greener economy. Through the Green industry programme for Romania, financial support is provided to develop and implement green industries. Small and medium-sized Romanian enterprises are the main target groups, but also NGOs may apply under the small grant scheme.
Having received 85 calls for proposals, Innovation Norway has a wide array of projects to choose from. Their selection is expected to be made in December 2013.
Key priorities of the programme
The Green industry innovation programme is aimed at:
- business opportunities of the greening of the European economy;
- reducing waste and pollution;
- environmentally friendly technologies, and;
- increasing job creation and entrepreneurship
Find out more about the Green industry programme in Romania here
Green industry innovation in other countries
In addition to Romania, the EEA and Norway grants support Green industry innovation programmes in 7 other countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.
Find out more about calls for proposals in these countries here