EEA and Norway Grants: the Baltics

Norway has signed agreements with the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to fund a joint Baltic Research Programme under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme. The Baltic Research Programme has a budgetary framework of EUR 25 million and carries out three calls in the programme period 2018-2024.

Each of the three countries is responsible for one call for proposals under the programme. The first call was issued by Estonia in 2018. Latvia and Lithuania will issue one call each in 2020, to be opened in February. The deadlines will be in April.

The projects should be coordinated by research organisations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It is mandatory to have at least one partner (research organisation) from Norway or Iceland.

Participate as Norwegian partner in a research project

We recommend that research groups in Norway are active and contact the relevant research groups in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for cooperation.
Norwegian research organisations interested in participating in projects funded under the EEA and Norway Grants scheme can register to find a partner in the Partner Search Database (Excel form) on our Partner Search information page (in English). Your contact details will be made available to other research groups that may be of interest.

Taking part in a project in the Baltic Research Programme enables Norwegian research organisations to strengthen their network in the Baltic region.

Mandatory with partner from other Baltic country

It is mandatory to have partner(s) from another Baltic country (see the calls under). Partners from third countries, should cover their own costs.

Research areas

The themes of the program will include the following research topics:

  • Public health, e- health
  • Migration, social inclusion
  • Cyber security, public security
  • Regional economic development, employment, labour market regulations, social policy
  • Innovative solutions for efficient and sustainable use of resources

Thematic areas covered in the call issued by Lithuania are:

  • Technologies and innovation development
  • Cyber security
  • Preventive and personalized medicine
  • Culture, migration and inclusive society
  • Economic, social challenges and innovative society

Three-years' projects

Projects are to have a duration of minimum 36 months and must conclude by 30 April 2024.

There is keen competition for funding from the research programmes financed by the EEA and Norway Grants scheme, and participation in projects under these programmes can strengthen your research organisation as an applicant for Horizon 2020 funding.