EEA/Norway grant for cooperation in higher education

EEA/Norway Cooperation Programme in Higher Education is a subcategory of the Baltic Research Programme which itself belongs to the EEA Grants and Norway Grants programme. In Estonia, the programme is implemented by the Education and Youth Board. The priorities for the 2014-2021 period reflect the priorities of the EU and aim to respond to the shared challenges facing Europe.

The EEA/Norway Cooperation Programme in Higher Education represents the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. 

EEA/Norway Cooperation Programme in Higher Education grants include:

  • Cooperation projects strengthen the long-term cooperation between higher education institutions, promote the internationalisation of higher education institutions, improve the quality of studies and enable students and professors to supplement their professional knowledge and skills in an international environment. 

    The objective of the cooperation projects is to contribute to the development of curricula and teaching methods (intellectual output), also create possibilities for mobility windows or contribute to the integration of higher education and the world of work. Another objective is to exchange positive experiences with teaching methods and enable short-term study mobility for students. The projects must involve a minimum of two partners: one from Estonia and the other from a donor country.
  • Mobility projects’ activity supports the professional development of employees at partner higher education institutions in line with the strategic goals of internationalisation of higher education institutions, increase professional and teaching competence of employees, their innovation and ability to improve the quality of teaching and promote cooperation between Estonian and donor country higher education institutions. Learning mobility projects also increase participants' awareness of other cultures and support the emergence of international networks.

  • Pre-defined projects 

    1. Visiting lectureship of Norwegian language and literature at Tartu University (150 000 euros)

    2. Development and Enhancing the Teaching Quality of Inclusive Education Curriculum (351 632 euros)

    Additional info: 

    Carmen Raudsepp
    Senior programme officer
    Scholarships and grants office
    +372 730 0121

    Anu Lepik
    Senior programme officer
    Scholarships and grants office
    +372 7300 809


    Call for proposals 2021

    Guidebook 2021

    Practical information

    Programme operator: Ministry of Education and Research

    Implementer: Education and Youth Board

    Donor Programme Partners: Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir), Liechtensteinis National Agency for International Educational Affairs (AIBA)

    Donor Programme Partners: 1,3m euros, in which Norway Grants contribution is 85% and Estonian national co-financing 15%.

    Programme Implementation Deadline: 30.04.2024

    For additional information please contact:

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    Last updated: 12.10.2021