The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion.
The Fund for Regional Cooperation supports projects tackling common European challenges through regional cross-border and transnational cooperation. The goal is to strengthen transnational cooperation to solve common European challenges. The Fund for Regional Cooperation has had one call for proposals, seeking transnational projects ideas within the 23 programme areas of the EEA and Norway Grants. Over 700 applications were submitted, involving thousands of entities across Europe. Twenty projects (one of them being EU-WATERRES project) have been selected by the Financial Mechanism Committee to receive funding.
More information available at www.eeagrants.org.
Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe