EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014: Rapid assessment of research programmes - Final report

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Evaluations and Reviews


Rapid assessment of the research programmes under the 2009-2014 and 2004-2009 funding periods. The assessment was conducted by  Coffey International Ltd. and was published in November 2017. 

Main findings: 

  • Researchers in beneficiary countries and donor countries are accruing substantial benefits through their collaboration. Grant recipients report added-value in a number of key areas, including increasing research competence and skills, to supporting know-how on how to develop larger funding proposals.
  • Donor project partners also reap significant benefits, including access to state-of-the-art facilities, new methodologies and networks, and enthusiastic and ambitious researchers who are keen to publish results.
  • Grant recipients and donor project partners, are generally very satisfied with the collaborations supported through the EEA and Norway Grants. There is a shared strong impetus for partners to work together in the future.
  • The success rate of project teams supported by the EEA and Norway Grants in applying for EU funding appears to be high.