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Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on 13 October 2016 signed new cooperation agreements with Romania on new programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021. Click here to find out more.

Areas of support

  • Business Development, Innovation and SMEs
  • Research
  • Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Social Dialogue - Decent Work
  • European Public Health Challenges
  • Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Roma Inclusion 
  • Environment and Ecosystems
  • Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange
  • Civil Society
  • Correctional Services and Pre-trial Detention
  • International Police Cooperation and Combatting Crime


Total allocation:€98.5 M
EEA Grants:€50.5 M
Norway Grants:€48 M
Total allocation:€305.95 M
EEA Grants:€190.8 M
Norway Grants:€115.2 M
Total allocation:€502.5 M
EEA Grants:€275.2 M
Norway Grants:€227.3 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

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.

Programmes under the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014

Programme Partner(s) Grant
(€ million)
Biodiversity and ecosystem services Norwegian Environment Agency 15
Environmental monitoring and planning   8.2
Reduction of hazardous substances Norwegian Environment Agency 10
Energy efficiency   9
Renewable energy National Energy Authority (Iceland) Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate 12.3
Adaptation to climate change   3.2
Green industry innovation Innovation Norway* 29.7
NGO Fund   36.3
Children and youth at risk Council of Europe 27
Gender equality and work-life balance   4.5
Cultural and natural heritage Directorate of Cultural Heritage (Norway) 15.7
Diversity in culture and arts Arts Council Norway 6.8
Research cooperation Research Council of Norway Icelandic Centre for Research 20
Scholarships Icelandic Centre for Research Agency for Educational Affairs (Liechtenstein) Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education 4.5
Decent work and tripartite dialogue Innovation Norway* 1.2
Capacity building and institutional cooperation Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority 6
Public health initiatives   22.6
Domestic and gender-based violence Council of Europe Norwegian Police Directorate 4
Schengen and cross-border crime Norwegian Police Directorate 5.3
Judicial capacity building Council of Europe Norwegian Courts Administration 8
Correctional services Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service 8
Poverty alleviation   20
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

  Romania EU-28
GDP per capita in PPS (EU=100) 55 100
Economic growth (% change on previous year) 3.0 1.4
Unemployment rate (%)* 6.7 9.1
Youth unemployment rate (%)* 21.2 20.0
Public debt (% of GDP) 39.9 86.8
Gender pay gap (%) 10.1 16.1
At-risk-of-poverty rate (%) 40.2 24.4
Human development index (2014) 27 (EU-28 ranking)
Corruption perception index (2014) 28 (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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Results from the previous funding period

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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.