The EMPOWER FOR 21 project is implemented as part of the national program Education, Scholarships, Apprenticeship and Youth Entrepreneurship, which is supported by the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of cohesion and regional development.

The Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism contribute to the implementation of the program and thus represent Norway’s contribution to a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
Through the Norway Grants and the EEA Grants, Norway contributes to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics. Norway cooperates closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Together with the other donors, Norway has provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway and are available in the countries that joined the EU after 2003. For the period 2014-2021, the Norway Grants amount to €1.25 billion.

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Period priorities

and Competitiveness

Social inclusion,
Youth employment and Poverty reduction

Climate change and Low Carbon Economy

Civil society,
Good governance and Fundamental Rights