The Fund established by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway finances projects that help young people in Europe find employment. The fund operator of EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment is Ecorys Polska.

More than 300 project ideas on how to get young people into the labour market were submitted by the deadline for applications to the new EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.

Of the 303 applications, 49 were submitted by Greek lead partners, 47 by Romanian lead partners and 41 by Bulgarian lead partners.

The best applications will be shortlisted and the selection approved by the donor countries. In the second application phase, these shortlisted candidates will receive support to cultivate their ideas to prepare for the submission of final applications on 1 November. The projects are expected to start in spring 2018.