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EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014

The Romanian-EEA Research Programme - "Research within priority sectors" aims to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthen the bilateral relations by enhancing research cooperation between the scientific communities of Romania, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, stimulating long-term cooperation and equal partnerships between the research entities.

Responsible for implementation of the Programme:

Programme Operator: Ministry of National Education (MEN)
Implementing Agency: Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Donor States:
Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)

Thematic Areas:

  • Renewable energy;
  • Health and food safety;
  • Environmental protection and management;
  • Social sciences and humanities.

Budget: 21.681.063 EUR

NEW Deadline for applications: 24 th January 2014 (23:00 Romanian time)

Submission platform is available at

ECB exchage rate (15th of November 2013): 1 EUR is equal to 4,4513 RON 

Information package of the call

  • Call document (PDF)
  • Guide for Applicants (PDF)

    For entities which have received a Participant Identification Code (PIC) in European Framework Programme, the percentage of overheads declared in FP7 projects could be considered upper ceiling for the present call.

    Annex 1 Funding application
    Annex 1.1 - The online forms containing general information about the project, details of the Project Promoter and project partners, key persons list, project plan, budget breakdown (PDF)
    *** the online form contains a “Preparatory cost” section representing eligible cost for searching partners prior to or during the preparation of a project application

    Annex 1.2 - Core funding application form .doc which should be downloaded and filled in offline and converted to .pdf before uploading to the submission platform ( (DOC)
    Annex 1.3 - The statement automatically generated by the system after the successful submission of the application has to be signed by the PP and PI and sent to the PO/IA on the paper version within 7 days from the date of submission 
    Annex 1.4 – State Aid Declarations according to State Aid Scheme (Annex 2) in .doc format which should be downloaded and filled in offline, signed  and scanned in .pdf format before uploading to the submission platform ( 
    Statement on compliance with the defintion of research oranization (DOC) - needed to be completed only by the Romanian applicants (PP and RO partners)
    Declation on enterprise definition as small or medium (DOCneeded to be completed only by the Romanian applicants (PP and RO partners)
    Declaration on research organization's eligibility (DOC- needed to be completed only by the Romanian applicants (PP and RO partners)
    Declaration on enterprise's eligibility (DOC- needed to be completed only by the Romanian applicants (PP and RO partners)
  • Annex 1.5 - VAT Declaration - Each Project Promoter and project partner must declare if they reclaim or not the VAT from the national tax authorities in conformity with national tax regulation (DOC) - needed to be completed by all applicants (from RO and Donor States)
  • Annex 2 State Aid Scheme (PDF)
  • Guide for Evaluators (Peer-Reviewers) (PDF)
  • Partnership Agreement (DOC) and Annexes (DOC) - FINAL VERSION

information and brokerage events were organized in Bucharest, Romania, 10th-11th of December 2013. 

How to find a partner in an EEA program country- step by step

  • Advertise your interest by registering in the database
  • Attend programme launches and Matchmaking Events
  • Contact potential partners

Partner Search Database

Here you can download the last version of the EEA Partner Search Database. The database is an Excel-file.
Partner Search Database EEA Grants 2.9.13
(XLS-2 171 KB)

How to register

The EEA Grants Partner Search Database is receiving submissions. Research institutions and individual researchers can submit basic data and areas of expertise and interest by answering this QuestBack:


Legal acts

  • Memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (PDF)
  • Regulation on the implementation of the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 (PDF) + Annex 1 (PDF)
  • Annex 12 Rules for the establishment and implementation of donor partnership programmes falling under the Programme Areas "Research within Priority sectors" and "Bilateral Reserach Cooperation" (PDF)
  • Annex 4 Information and Publicity Requirements EEA and  Norwegian Financial Mechanisms 2009-2014 (PDF)
  • Programme Agreement (PDF)


Persoane de contact:

Monica Cruceru
Telefon: +4021 - 308 05 61

Marius Mitroi
Telefon: +4021 - 302 38 59

(articol actualizat in: 22/1/2014)
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