Over 800 projects were completed under the European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway Grants in April, in domains such as supporting green business, research, justice and internal affairs, poverty alleviation and social inclusion, according to a joint press release of the Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds Ministry and the Embassy of Norway.
2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the EEA and Norway Grants in Romania. Overall, Romania will benefit, from 2007 to 2021, of EUR 906 million of non-reimbursable external funds.
“EEA and Norway Grants aim to reduce economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthen bilateral relations with Romania and other states in the region. The results of our cooperation are highly encouraging: enterprises that have received funding have become more competitive and greener and new jobs have been created. (…) Many women coming from disadvantaged areas attended cancer prevention programs and received appropriate treatment when needed,” ambassador of Norway to Romania Tove Bruvik Westberg stated.
The amount allocated to Romania for 2014 – 2021 is EUR 502.5 million.
EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Norway, Iceland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and strengthening bilateral relations with 15 countries in the Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.