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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

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

Programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021

Programme Partner(s) Grant
(€ million)
Business Development and Innovation Innovation Norway 23.0
Research and Education Research Council of Norway SIU - Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education National Agency for International Education Affairs, Liechtenstein 7.1
Local Development and Poverty Reduction Norwegian Directorate of Health Norwegian Institute of Public Health Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage 18.0
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Norwegian Environment Agency  6.0
Civil Society   4.0
Social Dialogue – Decent Work Innovation Norway* 0.4
Bilateral national fund – funding for developing bilateral cooperation and activities of bilateral interest with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway   1.36

Programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014

Programme Partner(s) Grant
(€ million)
Integrated marine and inland water management Norwegian Environment Agency 6.9
Green industry innovation Innovation Norway 6
NGO Fund   2.3
Children and youth at risk Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities 6.5
Public health initiatives Norwegian Institute of Public Health 8.9
Gender equality and work‐life balance Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs 2
Cultural and natural heritage Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage 4.5
Scholarships Rannis - Icelandic Centre for Research AIBA - Agency for International Education Affairs (Liechtenstein) SIU - Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education 1.6
Norwegian‐Estonian research cooperation Research Council of Norway 3
Decent work and tripartite dialogue Innovation Norway* 0.3
Domestic and gender‐based violence Norwegian Directorate of Health 2
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

  Estonia EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 75 100
Economic growth (% change on previous year)* 1,6 1.9
Unemployment rate (%)* 6.8 8.5
Youth unemployment (%) 13.1 20.3
Public debt (% of GDP) 10.1 85.0
Gender pay gap (%) 26.9 16.3
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%) 24.2 23.7
Human development index 17 (EU-28 ranking)
Corruption perception index * 11 (EU-28 ranking)

Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2015 except where * indicates 2016.

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Results from the previous funding period

Read about results in Estonia in the 2004-2009 funding period

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

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Project stories, news and features

Projects selected: Helping young Europeans find work


Almost 14 million young people in Europe are not in employment, education or training. The EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment supports the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach among them and aim to help them into the labour market.