CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FUNDING
Ongoing open calls are announced at the websites of the EEA and Norway Grants. You can also contact the EEA Grants Special Service at the Greek Ministry of Development & Investments: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The funds are distributed across various programme areas. The programs aim among others to increase competitiveness, energy efficiency and support to civil society. Areas of support are:
•Innovation, Business Development and SMEs.
Fund operators: Innovation Norway and Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development
•Roma inclusion and Empowerment
•Local Development and Poverty Reduction
•Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Operated by CRES
•Good governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency
•Asylum and Migration
•Civil Society Fund operator: Active Citizens Fund
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration is the Norwegian partner for the asylum programme, which focus particularly on unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups. Business development and innovation is a new and important priority area, where Innovation Norway play a central role by facilitating cooperation between small and medium-sized companies in Norway and Greece.
What are the EEA and Norway Grants?
The Grants represent the contribution of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to reducing economic and social disparities, and strengthening cooperation with 15 EU countries. The basis for the Grants is the EEA Agreement. In its essence, the Grants are about working across borders, striving for economic and social growth, and continuously aiming to build a better future.
Norway and Greece signed a new cooperation agreement in October 2017
The Norwegian State Secretary Jens Frølich Holte signed on behalf of Norway, while the Greek side was represented by the Alternate Minister for Economy and Development Alexis Charitsis.