EEA and Norway Grants
As non-EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have provided, since 1994, through EEA and Norway Grants financial contributions to those EU countries whose gross domestic product per capita is less than 90% of the EU average. On the other hand these Donor states have access to free movement of goods, capital, services and persons within the all member EU states. Slovak Republic is a beneficiary state from 2004 since it became the member of European Union as well the member of the European Economic Area.
The main aim of the EEA and Norway Grants is to contribute to decreasing economic and social differences within European Economic Area (EEA) and to strengthening the cooperation between Donor and Beneficiary states.
Implemented projects are financed from two mechanisms – EEA financial mechanism and Norwegian financial mechanism. The Slovak national budget contributes 15%.
Information on grants and calls for projects under individual programmes implemented in Slovakia is available at the website of the National Focal Point for the EEA and Norway Grants www.eeagrants.sk.