Thanks to EEA grants and Norway funds, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway contribute to reduction of the social and economic inequality as well as strengthen mutual relations with the beneficiary countries in Europe. Three states cooperate strictly with EU on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement).
From 2009 until 2014 the EEA grants and Norway funds value amount to 1,79 billion euro. The funds are entitled to non-governmental organizations, research institutes as well as public and private colleges in 12 new Member States and also to Greece, Portugal and Spain. The funds enable an extensive cooperationwith the donor states representatives and the ventures can be introduced until 2016.
The most important assisted areas concern environmental protection and climate change, research and grants, civil society, health care and support for children, gender equality, justice and cultural heritage. The fundamental aims of non-refundable EEA and Norway grants are reducing the economic and social disparities within the European Economic Area and strengthening the bilateral relations between donor states and beneficiary state. Support for the Tatra National Park is provided by the regional programme „ Protection of Biodiversity and Ecosystems”. The main aim of the programme is to increase public awareness concerning biodiversity and to educate in this area connecting with climate change and economic ecosystem value.
Project number: 44/2015
Project value: 3 902 446 zł
Founding from EEA Financial Mechanism: 2 708 255,55 zł