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EEA Grants in Greece

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Currently available funding: open calls 

Ongoing open calls are announced at the website of the EEA and Norway Grants and by the Program and Fund Operators. You can also contact the EEA Grants Special Service at the Greek Ministry of Development & Investments by e-mail: [email protected]

 

Unlocking youth potential : the Fund for Youth Unemployment 

The Fund for Youth Employment was established in 2017 to contribute to sustainable and quality youth employment in Europe. Unlike the ordinary programmes funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, this Fund has a transnational focus – it helps entities across Europe pooling their efforts to find new ways of reducing youth unemployment.

The Fund for Youth Employment is open to all 15 EEA and Norway Grants beneficiary countries. Deadline for project proposals is the 5th of January 2021. 

Find out more here

 

Bilateral relations 

One of the two main goals of the EEA Grants is to increase cooperation and relations between countries. On this article, you will find information on how to find a partner for your EEA Grants project idea.

 

Current funding period: 2014 - 2021 

The agreement of the current funding period (2014 - 2021) for Greece was signed in Athens in October 2017. A total funding of €116,7 is distributed across the following programs:

  • Innovation, Business Development and SMEs
    Fund Operator: Innovation Norway
    Program webpage
    Fact sheet
  • Roma Inclusion and Empowerment
    Program Operator: Greek Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
    Fact sheet
  • Local Development and Poverty Reduction
    Fund Operator: SOL CROWE & HumanRights360
    Program webpage
  • Water Management
    Program Operator: Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Executive Authority Sector Environment
  • Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
    Program Operator: Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Savings, CRES
  • Good governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency
    Program Operator: Greek Ministry of Digital Governance
  • Asylum and Migration: Capacity Building of national asylum and migration management systems
    Program Operator: Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection, European and Development Programs Division
  • Asylum and Migration: Addressing urgent needs for the reception and screening of asylum seekers and for the accomodation of vulnerable groups.
    Fund Operator: SOL CROWE & HumanRights360
    Program webpage 
    Fact sheet
  • Active Citizens Fund
    Fund Operator: Bodossaki Foundation & SolidarityNow
    Program webpage
    Fact sheet

How and where the EEA Grants are channelled has been decided jointly by the Greek state and the donor countries. Their decisions are reflected in the Memorandum of Understanding 2014-2021 between Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Greece. Details of the fundings are made in the various programmes' concept notes, following stakeholder consultations which are inclusive dialogues with representatives from the Government, the wider public sector, the civil society, the academia and the private sector.

EEA and Norway Grants

Previous funding periods - What has been achieved?

Greece has received funding since the EEA Agreement entered into force in 1994. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are joining forces in this funding, with Norway contributing the majority of the funding.

The EEA 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.

This video by Theodore Scrivanos gives an impression of the many great projects implemented in Greece:

The EEA Grants are about working across borders, striving for economic and social growth, and continuously aiming to build a better future.

Below you will find an overview of what has been funded in the various funding periods.

Summary of what has been achieved in Greece

Norway is a small country, and we want to make sure we make a difference when we engage. In the following, you will find a summary of what has been achieved in previous funding periods.

How to find a partner for your EEA Grants project idea

One of the two main goals of the EEA Grants is to increase cooperation and relations between countries.

Greece - Funding period 2014-2021

Norway and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on funding totalling EUR 116.7 million under the EEA and Norway Grants on 31 October 2017. Job creation and business development are new and important priority areas. The agreement also builds on experience gained in the field of asylum and migration.

Greece - Funding period 2009-2014

For the period 2009-2014, €63.4 million was allocated to Greece, up from €34.3 million granted during the previous five year funding period. Key areas of support were among others safeguarding the right to seek asylum and improving the reception conditions, particularly of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Greece - Funding period 2004-2009

For the period 2004-2009, Greece was allocated € 34.3 million. Key areas of support were protection of the environment, conservation of cultural heritage, health and childcare.

Greece - Funding period 1999-2003

For the period 1999-2003, Greece was allocated € 22 million. The allocation covered three large-scale environmental projects. Two of the projects aimed at restoring the wetlands of Amvrakikos and of the Riparian Forest of Nestos Delta.

Greece - Funding period 1994-1998

Allocations covered fourteen projects related to the rehabilitation and conservation of Greek monasteries, as well as a large-scale marine monitoring project aimed at pollution reduction.