The Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeships and Youth Entrepreneurship Programme – EEA Grants 2014-2021

Project No: 18-COP-0032

Project Title: School of Knowledge Production and Transfer for Global Economy and Governance (SKOPE4GEG)


24 month

Starting from September 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2021


  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
  • Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection, Bucharest, Romania


130 949.00 Euro


EEA Grants The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion.

The priorities for this period are:

  1. Innovation, Research, Education and  Competitiveness
  2.  Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
  3. Environment, Energy, Climate Change and  Low Carbon Economy
  4. Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
  5. Justice and Home Affairs

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP.

Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.