EEA/Norway Grants

Target group

National and local authorities, NGOs and civil organisations, Private and public enterprises, and public-private partnerships, educational and research institutions, students and educational staff. 


The EEA/Norway Grants fund has 2 overall objectives: The former is to enhance and support cooperation between beneficiary  and donor states in all the areas the donor states have chosen to support. The latter overall objective is sustainability in all activities.


Ongoing calls for proposals - information here

What are the objectives?

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants provide funding to 16 EU countries in central and southern Europe. There are 32 programme areas within different sectors ranging from environmental protection and climate change to civil society and research.

All countries have different needs and priorities. Each country agrees on a set of programmes with the donor countries based on needs, priorities and the scope for bilateral cooperation.

Who can apply?

Each of the 16 beneficiary  countries have put up their list of fields they support according to a MoU (memorandum of understanding)  signed with the donor countries. This means that the programs are different from one  donor country to another. A complete overview can be found on the project website.


As stated in former paragraph  states that there are certain differences in in the programs of  the 3 donor countries (Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein). Consequently the eligibility for a grant is different from one country to the next. Again the interested reader should look at the website given in the former paragraph for further info. 

The role of Rannís

Rannís is the DPP (donor project partner) for scholarships, research and  conservation and revitalization of cultural and natural heritage in the EEA/Norway Grants fund. Rannís representatives in  2 fields are  Mr. Viðar Helgason for the first 2 and Ms. Ragnhildur Zoega for the last one. For other DPPs please contact the respective country at the programme website


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