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What is is an academic and journalistic forum of debate on the EFTA countries and their relations with the EU. The website seeks to promote the exchange between researchers from the different EFTA countries as well as between academia, media and politics.

What is it about?

The four EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland have close relationship with the EU. The academic and political interest in the EFTA countries and their relations with the EU has increased significantly in recent years. Indeed, a close examination of the EFTA countries' relations with the EU offers important conclusions about the causes of differentiated integration as well as the functioning and consequences thereof.


The website shall provide a central information platform on the relations between the individual EFTA states and the EU, which contains information on the most relevant institutions and procedures, but also comments current developments such as political and legal challenges.

Who is behind it?

The website was officially launched on 1 March 2019. It is funded by the Liechtenstein Institute and run in cooperation with the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen. The website is to gradually develop into a network of experts for the EFTA states. In April 2024 the website was relaunched.

The project is now jointly administered by:

  • University of Bergen


  • Reykjavik University

  • University of Liechtenstein

  • Liechtenstein Institute

Editorial Guidelines

Find here our editorial guidelines.

How can you reach us?

The newsletter will keep you up to date on updates.

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