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NOK 1 billion for Polish-Norwegian research cooperation under the EEA and Norway Grants

Norway and Poland have signed a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme. Over NOK 1 billion is designated for research cooperation.

On 20 December 2017, Norway signed a new, comprehensive cooperation agreement with Poland on the use of funding under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme. Of the total allocation of EUR 809.3 million, EUR 110 million will go to the programme for research cooperation.

The cooperation agreement was signed in Warsaw on 20 December by Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Marit Berger Røsland. (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs) “I am pleased that we have reached agreement on the framework for the new funding period for the EEA and Norway Grants to Poland. We look forward to continuing the important work that has been carried out under the previous period, and to strengthening efforts in the areas of business development, research and local development,” says Norwegian Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Marit Berger Røsland. 

EUR 10 million has been set aside to continue collaboration on carbon capture and storage (CCS) research.

“We have achieved very good results in this area in recent years. There is less air pollution and stronger pollution control. With the help of the EEA and Norway Grants, Norway can expand cooperation with Poland in the years ahead in the areas of climate, energy, the environment, green innovation and research,” says Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen.

Download the fact sheet on the new cooperation agreement here.

Poland follows Romania, Estonia, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Latvia as the seventh country to sign a new cooperation agreement under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme that incorporates a dedicated research programme. The agreement with Latvia was signed on 14 December 2017. See the EEA and Norway Grants webpages on the Research Council website for up-to-date information on all of these research programmes.

 

Written by:
Geir Aas. Translation: Victoria Coleman/Carol B. Eckmann.
Published:
10.01.2018
Last updated:
10.01.2018