€116.7 million have been allocated to cooperation programmes with Greece through the EEA and Norway Grants. The programmes aim to increase competiveness, social inclusion, energy efficiency as well as to provide support to the civil society.
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.
The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration is the Norwegian partner for the asylum programme, which focus particularly on unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups.
The funds are distributed across the following programme areas:
•Innovation, Business Development and SMEs
For more information, please visit the websites: Innovation Norway and Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development
•Roma inclusion and Empowerment
•Local Development and Poverty Reduction
•Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
•Good governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency
•Asylum and Migration
•Civil Society For more information, please visit the website: Active Citizens Fund
Possibilities for project funding. Open Calls:
-Business Development, Innovation and SMEs:The Business Innovation Programme is aiming to increase value creation and sustainable growth in the Greek business sector. The Fund Operator is Innovation Norway, with The Hellenic Fund for Entrepreneurship and Development S.A. (ETEAN) as Programme Partner. Calls for Proposals Business Innovation Greece is open. Application deadline 1 October 2019.
-Active Citizens Fund Greece: The program aims to develop the capacity of the civil society sector. The Fund Operator for the Active Citizens Fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow. You can find all the Open calls under this program at the website Activecitizensfund.gr
Open Calls are also announced at the website of the EEA and Norway Grants and of the National Focal Point for the EEA & Norway Grants: Υπουργείο Οικονομίας & Ανάπτυξης, E-mail: email@example.com.
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 under the EEA Grants on 31 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.