Through the EEA (European Economic Area) and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway help to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen cooperation with 16 countries in Central and Southern Europe.
For the period 2009-2014, €993.5 million euro has been set aside under the EEA Grants. Norway provides 95.8%, Iceland 3.0% and Liechtenstein 1.2%. There are 32 programme areas within different sectors ranging from environmental protection and climate change to civil society and research.
Spain has received funding since the EEA Agreement came into force in 1994. For the period 2009-2014, Spain has been allocated €45.9 million; equal to the previous five-year period.
Key areas of support:
• Increasing environmental research and development of eco-friendly technologies
• Promoting gender equality and work-life balance
• Promoting educational mobility
• Enhancing cooperation between research bodies in Spain, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
In Spain, the Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) has been designated as operator for this programme