Environmental and Climate Change-related Research and Technology Programme financed by the EEA Grants is reaching and end, but its effects extend to other European calls.
45 million euros, more than 400 funded projects, thousand of direct beneficiaries and a whole country of indirect beneficiaries. This is the balance sheet of the 2009-2014 period of the EEA Grants in Spain.
The Spanish company Ingeteam and the Norwegian Ulstein have successfully developed a project pursuing smarter and greener solutions of hybrid power plants for safer operations of vessels.
Strengthening bilateral relations is one of the main general objectives of the EEA Grants. In Spain, it can be said that the goal has been fully met.
EEA Grants Spanish Focal Point and the Norwegian Embassy presented the book “20 years of cooperation and solidarity. Spain 1994-2014".
Promociona project didn’t come to an end with the EEA Grants closing. The Spanish Association of Executives and Directors created by the projects’ participants is committed to carry its spirit and objectives forward. In September, the Association organized the I Financial Forum.
The EEA Grants are the contribution of three donor countries: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, to reduce the economic and social disparities in the European countries and to strengthen bilateral relations with beneficiary countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain).
In the period 2009-2014, EEA Grants amount to 1.788 million of euros, of which Spain will receive 45,85 million. This funding is allocated to increase environmental research, development and technology related to climate change, ONG funding, promoting gender equality, conservation of natural and cultural heritage, cultural diversity and cultural exchange and scholarships in order to promote educational mobility.
Find out more about the 20 years of EEA Grants in Spain and the success stories in this interactive multimedia book, including maps and videos.
What are the EEA Grants? The beneficiaries of the funds tell their stories in this video.