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Norway and EU enjoy good and close relations, although Norway is not a member of the European Union. Norway is a part of the Internal Market through the EEA Agreement and is an assosiated member of Schengen.

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Norway’s financial contributions include funding to reduce disparities in Europe and contributions to the budget of EU programmes and agencies we participate in.

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As a non-member of the EU Norway is not part of the Economic and Monetary Union. However, Norwegian authorities have regular contacts with representatives from EU member states and the European Commission on economic and monetary matters, both at political and at administrative level.

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Through the EEA Agreement Norway participates in most of the EU programmes in the field of education, training and youth. Students from primary education to universities take part in the exchange programmes. Norway also takes part in horisontal activities such as peer learning activities and progress reports.

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Norway’s cooperation with the EU on gender equality and non-discrimination involves participation in informal ministerial meetings, the development of common rules and participation in EU programmes. Norway adheres to EU gender equality legislation through the EEA Agreement. The EU/EEA cooperation also provides a forum for the exchange of experience and views in areas where there are no common...

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Financial services are covered by the EEA Agreement and Norway has implemented the relevant legislation of the EU in this field. Co-operation in the field of statistics is also covered by the EEA Agreement.

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Norway takes part in INTERREG-programmes. Kristiandsand and Lillesand takes part in an innovation network. 
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The EU regional policy is not a part of the EEA agreement. However, Norway has participated in EUs programme for funding of interregional cooperation, INTERREG, since 1996. The Norwegian participation is financed by the country’s own economic resource from national, regional and local level. Norway participates in INTERREG on almost equal conditions as the EU Member States.

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Under the EEA Agreement, Norway takes part in all EU programmes and activities in the field of research.

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