Organizing the Financial Mechanism Office


In this report the Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) presents its review of organizational options for the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) in Brussels. FMO is the secretariat for the EEA-grants, and is affiliated with the EFTA secretariat. The review was prepared at the request of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The report identifies organisational challenges related to the introduction of a new approach to EEA funding. Faced with a new financial mechanism, the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) needs to assess and adapt its organization. At the same time the FMO must take into account the needs of the current financial mechanism which will still require considerable capacity until mid-2011. On this background, the report provides a review of organizational options for the FMO. The recommended option provides i. a. a consolidation of the management structure, a more flexible use of resources, and a clarification of line vs. staff functions. A number of supplementary recommendations are also provided.

  • Utenriksdepartementet
  • Dag Solumsmoen, Eivor Nebben
  • Direktoratet for forvaltning og IKT