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The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with the beneficiary European countries.

For the period 2009-14, the EEA Grants and Norway Grants add up to €1,790 million. Norway contributes providing around 97% of the total funding. The grants are available to NGOs, research and academic institutions and for private and public sectors of the 12 most recent incorporations to the EU as well as Greece, Spain and Portugal. The main areas of support are: environmental protection and climate change, research and scholarship, civil society, children and health, gender equality, justice and cultural heritage .

On 19th November 20111, the Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Financial Mechanism of EEE 2009-2014, between the Kingdom of Norway, Iceland and the Principality of Liechtenstein (“Donor States”) and the Kingdom of Spain (“Beneficiary State”) entered into force. In compliance with this purpose and in order to achieve the objectives of the Gender Equality and Work-Life Reconciliation program, €5,422.454 have been allocated by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area to the call for proposals in which our project is included seeking the promotion and development of actions that will contribute to foster the equality of opportunities in the above-mentioned fields, and will abide by the principles of publicity, competition and objectivity.