The EEA and Norway Grants. Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

The EEA and Norway Grants are contributions from Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area. The Grants are also an excellent instrument to strengthen bilateral relations and to build partnerships. The grants aim at contributing to growth and jobs, tackling climate change and energy dependence, and reducing poverty and social exclusion. 15 member states of the EU are the beneficiary countries. For the funding period 2014-2021, the total budget is € 2.8 billion. Out of this, Romania will receive more than € 500 million.

The programmes in Romania cover a wide specter of areas:

  • Business Development, Green Innovation, Blue Growth and SMEs
  • Research within areas such as: ICT, Energy, Climate, Roma
  • Education, Scholarship, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship
  • European Public Health Challenges
  • Social Dialogue and promotion of Decent Work
  • Local Development and Poverty Reduction with focus on Roma
  • Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security
  • Environment, Climate Change Adaptation and Ecosystems
  • Culture Entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage and Culture Exchange
  • Active Citizens’ Fund supporting civil society
  • Justice: Correctional services, Domestic violence and Court Administration
  • Home Affairs, with cooperation in the fields of organized crime, asylum and immigration, disaster resilience

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