Achieving results and making them available to the public is a fundamental part of the EEA and Norway Grants.

There is a vast amount of information available on the impact the EEA and Norway Grants have had throughout the last years. The EEA and Norway Grants data and results portal is a comprehensive tool which visually illustrates the results of the Grants. This includes the geographical spread of funding and projects, results indicators and partnership overviews, all filtered by countries and thematic areas.

Measuring success with evaluations

Evaluations and reviews are conducted regularly through each funding period of the EEA and Norway Grants. They provide independent insights into various areas of the funding.

Most recent evaluations:

End review of the EEA and Norway Grants 2009-2014

Publication date: June 2019

Main findings:

  1. Most benefits from the Grants have been delivered in the area of Social and Human Development and Climate change and renewable energy. The support in all areas achieved much more than indicators, resulting in unplanned effects such as the creation of jobs or the revitalisation of local communities.
  2. There has been complementarity between the EEA and Norway Grants and the EU funding streams at various levels, demonstrating that the broad objectives of EU policies and EEA and Norway Grants were in no cases conflicting.
  3. Bilateral cooperation not only enables knowledge transfers between partners, but it also enhances the overall programming of initiatives, delivers diverse shared results and improves collaboration, laying out solid grounds for further joint initiatives.
  4. Obstacles encountered throughout the implementation of the 2009-2014 funding period include difficulties in finding Donor state partners, political instability and governmental or legislative changes.

Rapid Assessment of Research Programmes 2004-2009 and 2009-2014

Publication date: November 2017

Main findings:

  1. The Grants are going beyond initial expectations in terms of impact. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The success rate of project teams supported by the EEA and Norway Grants in applying for EU funding appears to be high. 

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Results snapshots 

Malta is surrounded by water - but can't get enough of it

See how a project in Malta tackles the importance of taking good care of the scarce amount of water provided by nature.

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