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Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on 9 May 2017 signed new cooperation agreements with Estonia on new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Click here to find out more.

Areas of support

  • Business Development and Innovation
  • Research and Education
  • Local Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Civil Society
  • Social Dialogue – Decent Work


Total allocation:€32.8 M
EEA Grants:€10.1 M
Norway Grants:€22.7 M
Total allocation:€48.6 M
EEA Grants:€23 M
Norway Grants:€25.6 M
Total allocation:€68 M
EEA Grants:€32.3 M
Norway Grants:€35.7 M


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Distribution of funding 2009-14


Country facts

  Estonia EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 76 100
Economic growth (% change on previous year) 2.9 1.4
Unemployment rate (%)* 6.3 9.1
Youth unemployment (%)* 15.4 20.0
Public debt (% of GDP) 10.4 86.8
Gender pay gap (%) 28.3 16.1
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%) 23.5 24.4
Human development index (2014) 17 (EU-28 ranking)
Corruption perception index (2014) 11 (EU-28 ranking)

Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2014 except where * indicates 2015. Last updated in June 2016.

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Joining forces to promote human rights


The Grants are cooperating with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) to promote human rights in Europe. A new agreement paves the way for involvement of FRA in our programmes linked to Roma inclusion and empowerment.