About

The EEA and Norway Grants operate in funding periods. The current 2014-2021 period, the funding amounts to €2.8 billion and covers areas ranging from climate change and energy to innovation and sustainable business development.

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. 

The EEA Grants are funded jointly by all three donor countries – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The donor countries contribute according to their size and GDP – Norway provides approximately 95.8%, Iceland 3% and Liechtenstein 1.2%. During the 2014-2021 funding period, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion.

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Source: EEA Grants

Programmes will vary according to country, but in general we support the following activities:

  • Innovative technologies, processes and services
  • Sustainable business development
  • Greening of existing businesses and processes
  • Development and implementation of innovative products and services

These activities will need to occur within the defined Focus Areas. These will also vary between each Programme and country, but the primary focus areas can be seen below.

Primary focus areas

Are you an SME which is interested in innovative projects that will lead to greener and more sustainable outcomes? Are you active within the areas mentioned above? Then EEA and Norway Grants may be a relevant source to get your projects financed.

If you are legally registered in Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, or Slovakia you can apply for funding from one of the Programmes running in your country. See if there are any open Calls for Proposals.

If you are a company from Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you can be paid as a project partner to activities taking place in the different EEA and Norway Grants partner countries. Read our short partnership guide to find out more.

Beneficiary and donor countries

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Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. We are also the Government’s official trade representative abroad.  As a result of this, Innovation Norway has been given different roles under the EEA and Norway Grants.

More specifically, we have roles in those areas where the funds are aimed at developing industry and business and establishing long-term economic relations between Norway and the partner countries. For some partner countries Innovation Norway directly operates the funds. For other countries Innovation Norway only acts as an advisor and partner for the funds operator. 

Read more about EEA and Norway Grants