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EEA Grants/ Norway Grants

The overall ambition of the EEA and Norway Grants is to contribute towards reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations between the 3 donor countries and the 15 beneficiary countries.

Information meetings about the EEA and Norway Grants

The Norwegian Research Council, together with SIU, will organise information events at higher education institutions in late spring 2017. Information about these can be found at the Research Council website.

General information about the EEA and Norway Grants

The overall ambition of the EEA and Norway Grants is to contribute towards reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations between the 3 donor countries and the 15 beneficiary countries.

The donor countries are:

  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway

The recipient countries are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants 2014-2021 has a total budget of 2.8 billion Euro. The overall contribution for each country is set down in the overarching agreement, while the recipient countries negotiate with the donors concerning which programme areas that will be prioritised for each country.

Here are the countries that have signed a «Memorandum of Understanding» (MoU) with the donors (all in PDF format).

The MoU describes the main elements relevant for each country and forms the basis for the final composition of the overarching programme and of each programme area. Elements of the education programme can also be included in other programme areas.

All relevant documents can be found at: www.eeagrants.org.

Main activities in Programme area No 3 . Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship

  • Institutional cooperation at all levels of education between donor and beneficiary countries
  • Enhancing the quality and relevance of education and training in the beneficiary countries at all levels of education.
  • Cooperation and partnerships between education, research and the world of work
  • Traineeships, apprenticeships and work placements
  • Youth entrepreneurship
  • Improving adult participation in lifelong learning
  • Professional development of teachers
  • Higher education student learning mobility and staff mobility between donor and beneficiary countries