Malta will get EUR 8.5 million under the EEA & Norway grants 2014 – 2021, being one of the 15 Beneficiary States across the EU in this new funding cycle, to have signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein).
The programme structure presented in the Memorandum of Understanding doesn’t seem to open direct funding opportunities for enterprises.
Supported programme areas are:
• Social Dialogue – Decent Work
• Local Development and Poverty Reduction
• Civil society
• Bilateral Funds
The total EEA & Norway Grants budget allocated to Malta, including the funds for Bilateral Relationship and Technical Assistance and the national co-financing share, amounts to EUR 8.5 million.
For a complete overview of the EEA & Norway Grants 2014 – 2021, you may have a look at the Blue Book – the document outlining the strategy of this mechanism until 2021.
For an overview of the 2009 – 2014 of the EEA & Norway Grants mechanism, with a focus on the funding that was available for private sector enterprises, please check Winnovart’s 2015 study.