The signing took place in the presence of the Norwegian Ambassador, Mr Kjell Magne Frederiksen. All in all, 23 grants agreements have been signed under the EEA Financial Instrument, comprising agreements with Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. The Spanish grant agreements cover projects which are mainly in the field of the environment, including urban renewal and securing the European cultural heritage. Geographically, the projects are spread over 8 of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain. In total, the grant assistance involved for the 16 projects amounts to just above 63 million euros.
More information on the EEA EFTA Funds, including specific information on the projects in Spain supported through the Financial Instrument, can be found via the EFTA Secretariat website.