Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on 20 December 2017 signed new cooperation agreements with Poland on new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Click here to find out more.
Areas of support
- Environment, Energy and Climate Change
- Local Development
- Business Development and Innovation
- Justice and Home Affairs
- Civil Society
- Social Dialogue- Decent Work
|Total allocation:||€558.6 M|
|EEA Grants:||€280.8 M|
|Norway Grants:||€277.8 M|
|Total allocation:||€578.1 M|
|EEA Grants:||€266.9 M|
|Norway Grants:||€311.2 M|
|Total allocation:||€809.3 M|
|EEA Grants:||€397.8 M|
|Norway Grants:||€411.5 M|
Key results in Poland
Enhancing research cooperation between Norway and Poland
Polish and Norwegian researchers involved in joint projects
Increasing educational cooperation
Polish students on exchange in Iceland (32), Liechtenstein (4) and Norway (226)
Improving the efficiency and quality of the justice system in Poland
Training certificates on the use of alternatives to prison issued to judges, prosecutors and prison staff
Strengthening environmental cooperation between Poland and Norway
Projects realised in partnership with Norwegian environmental entities
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Programme overviewClick 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 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.
Programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021
|Programme||Partner(s)||Grant (million €)|
|Business Development and Innovation||Innovation Norway*||85.0|
|Research||Research Council of Norway||110.0|
|Education||Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education National Agency for International Educational Affairs (Liechtenstein) Icelandic Centre for Research RANNIS||20.0|
|Social Dialogue - Decent Work||Innovation Norway*||6.12|
|Health||Norwegian Directorate of Health||20.0|
|Local Development||Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities International Partner Organisation: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)||100.0|
|Environment, Energy and Climate Change||Norwegian Environment Agency Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate National Energy Authority of Iceland||140.0|
|Culture||Arts Council Norway Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage||75.0|
|Justice||Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security Norwegian Courts Administration Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service||70.0|
|Home Affairs||Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection||20.0|
|Bilateral national fund- funding for developing bilateral cooperation and activities of bilateral interest with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway||16.19|
Programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014
Distribution of funding 2009-14Download
|GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100)||69||100|
|Economic growth (% change on previous year)||3.9||2.2|
|Unemployment rate (%)**||6.2||8.5|
|Youth unemployment rate (%)||20.8||20.3|
|Public debt (% of GDP)||51.1||85.0|
|Gender pay gap (%)*||7.7||16.7|
|At-risk-of-poverty rate (%)||23.4||23.7|
|Human development index||20 (EU-28 ranking)|
|Corruption perception index**||13 (EU-28 ranking)|
Sources: Eurostat, UNDP, Transparency International. All data is from 2015 except where * indicates 2014 and ** indicates 2016.
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Results from the previous funding period
Are you interested in funding and partnership opportunities in Poland? Project partnerships between entities in Poland and in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are encouraged.
DocumentsMoU EEA Grants 14-21 Poland (in force as of 21 December 2017) (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 14-21 Poland (in force as of 21 December 2017) (PDF) Poland factsheet (PDF) MoU EEA Grants 09-14 (in force as of 18 June 2011; amended 31 October 2014) (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 09-14 (in force as of 11 June 2011; amended 10 July 2014 and 31 October 2014) (PDF) MoU EEA Grants 04-09 (signed 14 October 2004; amended 18 December 2007 and 9 November 2010) (PDF) MoU Norway Grants 04-09 (signed 14 October 2004; amended 18 December 2007 and 9 November 2010) (PDF)
Project stories, news and features
The programme agreement for the Polish Local Development programme was signed on 26 March 2019.
The programme agreement for the Polish Education programme was signed on 8 March 2019.
The Financial Mechanism Office – the Secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants – is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the Active Citizens Fund–Regional, the EEA Grants programme for civil society at the regional level in Poland, for the period 2014-2021. This is the invitation to bid.