The “VirtuAir Reality - Designing the future of aviation careers through airport virtual reality” project received €176,182.67 in funding from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from EEA funds.

The EEA funds are Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway's contribution to creating a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There arę two general objectives: to reduce economic and social inequalities in Europe and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and the 15 EU countries of Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic Sea region.

The three Donor States work closely with the EU under the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement. The Donors have provided €3.3 billion in successive fund programs between 1994 and 2014. The EEA funds for 2014-2021 amount to €1.55 billion. Priorities for this period are:

#1 innovation, research, education and competitiveness;

#2 social inclusion, youth employment and poverty reduction;

#3 environment, energy, climate change and low-carbon economy;

#4 culture, civil society, good governance and fundamental rights;

#5 justice and home affairs.

The EEA Funds are jointly funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contribution is based on their GDP.

Eligibility for the funds is based on meeting the criteria set out under the EU Cohesion Fund, intended for Member States with a per capita GNI of less thaṅ 90% of the EU average.

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