Quality shall be one overarching evaluation and selection criteria in the programme. Priority will be given to programme activities that support and promote cooperation in education between the participating countries and that aim to create, develop and disseminate results and products that are of interest in the participating countries.
By arranging international study trips, supporting international participation and sharing ideas and knowledge, the Shared Visions-project improves both teachers’ and students’ skills, as well as the education. The project aims at creating a Nordic-Baltic creativity and partnership network between the involved countries; Finland, Norway, Lithuania and Estonia.
There are few things that cross boundaries as easily as music, making it a perfect starting point for international cooperation and exchange. The Royal College of Music in Stockholm is the founder of and coordinator for the NordPULS network – a cooperation in rock, pop and jazz – involving 27 music colleges in the Nordic region and the Baltic States.
Stavanger Offshore Technical College (SOTS) is leading a project supported by Nordplus Horizontal which aims at developing the education and training in oil and gas in cooperation with local authorities and the industries.
Can children learn neighbour-languages from listening to a good story told by an inspiring storyteller? Absolutely - that is the experience from the project "Hugin & Munin".
Why is it women with a low level of education and foreign backgrounds who find it most difficult to enter the labour market? Yevgeniya Averhed, project manager at Folkuniversitetet in Uppsala, wanted to investigate this question. To find the answer she founded a project through the Nordplus Adult programme, in which she - together with colleagues from around the Nordic region and Lithuania - carried out a study.
Education in modern society should not only provide learners with solid knowledge of the subject, but also develop their abilities to think and to find innovative solutions to complex problems. However, teachers often don't know how to organise their teaching in a way that promotes the learners' creativity and makes them better thinkers. The Thinking Approach (TA) to language teaching offers tools for integrated development of both language and thinking skills for learners.