The 2014-2021 financing period for EEA Grants has been launched and bilateral negotiations with beneficiary countries will begin in the autumn of 2016. Beneficiary countries are encouraged to start preparing project proposals now. If the Norwegian Mapping Authority is of interest as a project partner, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
- €2.8 billion in EEA and Norway Grants funding is available from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen cooperation with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics for the period 2014-2021.
- The most heavily weighted priority sectors are Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness; Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy; and Justice and Home Affairs
- Within those priority sectors, programme areas which are relevant for us as a project partner are: Business development, innovation and SMEs; Environment and Ecosystems; Climate change mitigation and adaptation; and disaster prevention and preparedness.
- Cross-cutting issues are good governance, sustainable development and gender equality
- Regional funds are available to promote regional cooperation between bordering countries to solve challenges in Europe that can be tackled through cross-border efforts
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published information about Norwegian support for EEA Grant-funded projects here, or you can read a short summary flyer. We also recommend that you check http://eeagrants.org/ for more country-specific details.