The EFTA Working Group on Budgetary Matters is responsible for the timely and correct application of the budgetary provisions set down in Article 82 of the EEA Agreement and Protocol 32 of the EEA Agreement.
The Working Group coordinates and monitors the preparation of the annual EEA EFTA Budget covering financial contributions to the EU Budget in return for EEA EFTA participation in EU programmes, actions, services and agencies. The members of the Working Group come from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education and Research of the EFTA States and meet three times a year. The Working Group works in close cooperation with the Commission Directorates-General for Budget and External Relations and holds joint meetings with them on a regular basis.
Through the EEA EFTA Budget, the EEA EFTA States commit themselves to second a certain number of national experts to the Commission as an "in kind" contribution to the EU programmes with EEA participation. For more information about this arrangement, please click here.
For more information on the EEA EFTA Budget, please click here.
See also: EU Budget at a Glance