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EEA Grants/ Norway Grants

Educational institutions in 11 European countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Spain) can apply for funding for cooperation with partners in Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.


Here you will find information on how to apply for EEA and Norway Grants, and relevant calls for proposals related t...

Published: 01.01.1970

Calls for proposals

Romania - Deadline 31.10.2016

Bulgaria - Deadline 09.12.2016

Information about calls and deadlines can be found in the application pages.

EEA and Norway Grant Scholarships Programme  Outreach event, 10. June 2016, Brussels:

Making a difference - Partnerships in Education, Knowledge gain, sharing and transfer of best practices through the EEA and Norway Grants Scholarships program.”   

On 10. June 2016 SIU, together with the other donor partners;  Rannis (Iceland) and Aiba (Liechtenstein ) and the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) in Brussels, organized the EEA and Norway Grant Scholarship Programme  Outreach event. The purpose of the event was to mark the end of the current period (2009-14(16)) and to launch the new programme period (2014-2021).

The event gathered many interested people, primarily from countries involved in the programme, and was very successful.

The day started with Frank Moe (SIU) welcoming everyone by singing a Norwegian folk song.

The Norwegian Ambassador to the EU, Ingrid Schulerud, opened the event and gave a backdrop to the EEA and Norway Grants, and the different priority areas within the program. After Schulerud’s presentation, Vidar Pedersen, Head of Department at SIU, talked about the current period and the links between higher education and research and the way ahead. Veena Gill, senior adviser at SIU, gave an overview of the results achieved in the current period before project operators from all the 11 beneficiary states presented highlights from their programs.  

Panel commenting the new plan

After lunch it was time to look ahead, and the FMO, represented by Torbjørn Grønner, presented the plans for the new period, and invited a panel consisting of 7 representatives from different stakeholders to comment on the plans for the new programme. They were:

  • Rúna Vigdís Guðmarsdóttir, Policy officer, European Commission, DG EAC
  • Wolfgang Laschet, Senior adviser, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Tore Kjærgård, Senior adviser, Norwegian Centre for International cooperation in Education (SIU)
  • Ásdís Ingólfsdóttir, Project Manager of International Relations, Kvennaskólinn, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Vidar Pedersen, Head of Department, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU)
  • Monica Calota, Director, ANPCDEFP (Romania) Katarzyna Aleksandrowicz, Programme Director, FRSE (Poland).

The Panel was overall very pleased with both with the current period and the new one. They made suggestions from their view as to what should be prioritized in the new period, for instance that the EEA and Erasmus + scholarship program should join forces in order to reach the common policy priorities and objectives such as quality and relevance of education, closer linkage between education and research, skills and employability, entrepreneurship, social inclusion and active citizenship that are some of the actual challenges that Europe are facing today. There were also given empirical examples on individuals who had changed their radical thinking through mobility stays in other countries, thus underlining the importance of internationalization of education in Europe today.  Also more concrete suggestions for the new period were made, like the need to streamline the bureaucracy connected to the scholarship programme in all beneficiary states as much as possible, as this has been a big challenge in the current period.

Comments and questions from the audience were also welcomed.

All presentations given can be found below.

There is currently an open public consultation on the draft priorities for the upcoming period. The consultation will be open till 8 July 2016. We invite you to find out more about the new program and we encourage all stakeholders to make a contribution to the consultation. For more information please visit the EEA and Norway Grants webpage


Ambassador Ingrid Schulerud

Veena Gill (SIU)

Torbjørn Grønner (FMO)

Project operators presentations: 


Czech Republic










Information about the EEA/Norway Grants Scholarship Programme 

The aim of the Scholarship Programmes is to facilitate networking and exchange knowledge between educational institutions in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein and beneficiary countries in Europe. The cooperation may include activities like mobility (student, staff, etc.) and institutional cooperation projects.

Who may apply?

Project support is available to applicants in eleven European countries, and eligible applicants are institutions of education in these countries. Scholarships for mobility will also be open for individuals (students and staff), who can apply through their institution. To apply for funding from the Scholarship Programmes, your institution must apply to the programme operator in your country.

How to find a partner? 

In order to be eligible for funding, institutions in beneficiary countries should have a partner in one of the donor countries. Norwegian institutions can thus benefit through partnerships with institutions in the beneficiary countries.


Beneficiary countries have proposed programmes for different educational levels, target groups and priority areas. Please see the table underneath for tentative programmes.



Educational level

Bulgaria     Higher education and research
Czech Republic Primary and secondary education   Higher education and research
Estonia Primary and secondary education   Higher education and research
Hungary Primary and secondary education   Higher education and research
Latvia     Higher education and research
Lithuania Primary and secondary education Adult education and training Higher education and research
Poland Primary and secondary education   Higher education and research
Romania     Higher education and research
Slovakia     Higher education and research
Slovenia Primary and secondary education   Higher education and research
Spain     Higher education and research

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