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EEA grants support EU Cohesion Policy

May 7, 2018 | News

(07 May 2018) – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway cooperate closely with the EU through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. In 2014-2021, EUR 2.8 billion has been made available for projects, reinforcing EU investments in central and southern Europe.

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Like the EU Cohesion Fund, the Grants support EU Member States with a gross national income per capita below 90% of the EU average. Their priorities reflect those of the EU: a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

In line with the EU’s priorities for the current funding period, the EEA/Norway grants have recently set up regional funds to tackle youth unemployment and promote cross-border cooperation.

A distinctive feature of the EEA Grants is that a minimum of 10% of the funding goes directly to civil society organisations in each beneficiary country.

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