Support to civil society is a key priority for the EEA and Norway Grants 2014 - 2021, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in 15 EU Member States in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. Ten percent of the total country allocations are set aside for a programme for civil society in each beneficiary state, called Active Citizens Fund, which in Romania has a total allocation of 46,000,000 euro. For further information about the EEA and Norway Grants 2014 - 2021, visit www.eeagrants.org.
The Active Citizens Fund is established under the priority sector ‘Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights and Freedoms’, one of five priority sectors agreed between the donor states and the European Union. The fund shall contribute to the overall objectives of the EEA and Norway Grants, to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthen bilateral relations between the beneficiary countries and donor states.
Total allocation for Romania for 2014 - 2021 financing period is of €502 million (for a total number of 12 financing programmes) based on the Memorandums of Understanding signed on October 13, 2016 between the Government of Romania and the Donor States. More information on the EEA and Norway Grants in Romania can be found on www.eeagrants.ro.