EEA and Norway Grants
Norway and Greece signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA Grants on 31 October 2017. €116.7 million have been allocated to a total of 9 programmes and funds in Greece for the coming seven years.
The Norwegian State Secretary Jens Frølich Holte signed on behalf of Norway, while the Greek side was represented by Alexis Charitsis, the Alternate Minister for Economy and Development. In this video (in English with Norwegian subtitles) they explain what the agreement is about and what the priority areas are.
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to reducing economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations with EU countries in Central and Southern Europe. The basis for the Grants is the EEA Agreement. The EEA Agreement enables the free movement of goods, services, people and capital within the European internal market. It also includes a common goal of reducing social and economic disparities in Europe. Norway contributes towards this goal through the EEA and Norway Grants. Norway provides 98% of the funding.
For more information, you can read about :
- the various funding periods below
- the new funding period 2014-2021
- visit the websites of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
- the EEA Grants and Norway Grants Financial Mechanism Office in Brussels, and
- the Greek Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism - General Secretariat for Public Investments and the NSRF