The EEA Agreement ensures participation by the three EEA EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) in a number of EU programmes.
In 2014, a new generation of EU programmes started up. For the many programmes, EEA EFTA participation is therefore currently under consideration or preparation for incorporation into the Agreement. On-going calls are already open to citizens and organisations from the EEA EFTA States, although funding from the EU budget requires that a programme has been incorporated into the EEA Agreement at the time of project selections and/or signing of contracts.
Following the launch a programme, call for proposals are published regularly in the Official Journal of the EU. The Europa website gives the best overview of open calls, including the objective of the call, the criteria for funding and the formal application requirements. The information is organised by the Directorate-General of the European Commission responsible for the programme in question.
Read more about the application process under Applications and Finances.
Programmes already incorporated into the EEA Agreement
Programmes under consideration or foreseen to be incorporated into the EEA Agreement*
*Participation by Liechtenstein foreseen only in Erasmus+ and the European Statistical Programme.
**Participation by Norway only (the Galileo Programme).