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.
- 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.