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Climate change mitigation and adaptation plans


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Euroopa Majanduspiirkond (EMP)

The purpose of the grant was to contribute to the reflection, setting and achievement of local climate and energy goals.

Information about small grants scheme

Applications could be submitted from 26 of February 2021 until 26 of April 2021 5 PM.

The purpose of the grant was to contribute to the reflection, setting and achievement of local climate and energy goals.

The small grants scheme open call was being funded from the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014–2021 “Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation” and has been developed by the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Estonia. The budget of the open call was 400,000 euros.

Supported activities:

  1. involving of climate and energy topics to the local level development documents or the county’s development strategy;
  2. developing of the local, regional, or county level climate and energy plans.

Who could apply?

Applications for the project grant may be submitted by the bodies registered in the Republic of Estonia:

  • a local authority or a body administered by it;
  • association of the local authority.

How big was the grant?

  • The minimum grant amount per application was 5000 euros and the maximum grant amount was 50,000 euros.
  • The maximum grant rate was 90% of the eligible costs.
  • Own contribution shall amount to at least 10% of the eligible costs. Own contribution shall be earmarked for the implementation of the project.

The application process is in Estonian. More detailed materials, instructions and information can be found here, in Estonian, on the EIC’s homepage.

Online workshop for Applicants was on the 10 of March. 

The Norwegian Environment Agency can assist you to finding a donor partner for the project.

European Economic Area Grants 2014-2021

According to the European Economic Area (EEA) enlargement agreement, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will fund, in compliance to their size and economic wealth, 15 European countries through the EEA grant financial mechanism in total with 1,548 billion euros, from which Norway contributes 95,8%, Iceland 3% and Liechtenstein 1,2%.

During the EEA grants period, different Programmes will be financed in countries such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The objective of the programme is to contribute to the reduction of economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to contribute to the strengthening of bilateral relations between Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and the beneficiary states.

During the period 2014-2021, Estonia receives 32,3 million euros as a grant from Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, from which 6 million euros will be implemented directly through environment and climate projects.

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