European Economic Area Grants (EEA Grants)
In the period 2009-14, the EEA Grants support 86 programmes in 16 countries in Europe. The EEA Grants are available to the 13 EU member countries that joined the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2004, 2007 and 2013 as well as Greece, Spain and Portugal.
The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The three countries contribute to the grant scheme according to their size and economic wealth. Of the €993.5 million set aside for the 2009-14 period, Norway represents 95.8%, Iceland 3% and Liechtenstein 1.2%. The decision-making body of the EEA Grants is the Financial Mechanism Committee, which is composed of representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
For more information: http://eeagrants.org/Who-we-are/EEA-Grants
Executive Authority PA / Ministry of Environment and Energy (ex SACEP), Programme Operator GR02: “Integrated Marine & Inland Water Management”, European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2009-2014
In November 2011, Greece signed the Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the three (3) Donor countries. In MoU, is defined the specific Programme Area entitled "Integrated Marine and Inland Water Management", in the field of the Priority Sector of “Environmental Protection and Management”. The estimated contribution of EEA Grants for the particular programme area, for Greece, is €9,510,000.00, corresponding to a total amount of €11,188,000.00 budget. The programme aims at improving the environmental status of marine and inland waters of the European Union, including a "Pre-defined Project" entitled "Implementation of an integrated marine monitoring programme". The Executive Authority PA / Ministry of Environment and Energy (ex SACEP),Programme Operator GR02: "Integrated Marine & Inland Water Management", European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 is defined as the Programme Operator of the project.
For more information: http://www.eysped.gr/en/Pages/eea.aspx