The EEA Grants and the Norway Grants are two separate financial mechanisms. The EEA Grants
are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and provide funding for social and economic development projects in 15 European countries. The Norway Grants
are funded solely by Norway.
A project can be funded by both mechanisms at the same time. The five-year period 2004-2009 has now been wrapped up. The current period lasts from 2009-2014.
Do you wonder how EEA and Norway Grants can contribute to make a difference in society? A number of projects have received grant fundings in the previous financial periodes. Read more about the projects that have received funding from the Grants: Greek projects Cypriot projects
EEA Grants 2009-2014. Photo: eeagrants.org
In the period 2009-14, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway make available €988.5 million in financial support through the EEA Grants to reduce European disparities. The 12 newest EU member states, as well as Spain, Portugal and Greece, are eligible for support under the EEA Grants. The funding is allocated between the countries based on their population and GDP per capita.
The priority sectors are environmental protection and management, climate change and renewable energy, civil society, human and social development, and protecting cultural heritage.
Norway grants 2009-2014
In addition to providing 85% of the funding channelled through the EEA Grants, Norway pays the Norway Grants in full. The Norway Grants are earmarked for the 12 newest EU member states: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
A total of €800 million is provided through the Norway Grants in the five-year period 2009-14. The priority sectors are carbon capture and storage (CSS), green industry innovation, research and scholarships, human and social development, justice and home affairs, and the promotion of decent work and tripartite dialogue.
- Read more about EEA and Norway Grants here.