Norway’s leadership in Europe ‘the EEA and Norway Grants’

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The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe. Norway provides 97% of the funding.  2016 © Norway MFA 

 Described by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Grants are also contributing to strengthening fundamental European Values such as Democracy, Tolerance and the Rule of Law.  

The highlight of the EEA and Norway Grants’ annual Report 2015-2016 shows that about  30 % of all the reception  places in Greece for unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable groups seeking asylum are funded through the EEA and Norway Grants.  The head of Greece’s asylum service has reported that they would not be able to continue their activities without the support from Norway.  June 16 2016 © Norway MFA 

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