Record breaking 2015 Nordplus application round
Author: Kåre Bach
The deadline for the Nordplus 2015 application round is up and the numbers are in. This year, the Nordic Council of Ministers has allocated approximately 9,9 million euro for the mobility- and network program. More organisations across the Nordic region have applied for funds than ever before. 3921 organisations have been involved in the application process in 2015, which shows an increase of five percent from 2014. The distribution across individual countries can be viewed in the table below:
|Nordplus Higher Edu||8||378||105||514||59||50||201||82||79||455||598||2529|
|Nordplus Nordic language||1||15||1||11||3||4||9||0||0||12||17||73|
More institutions are participating in the Nordic education cooperation
A total of 605 applications were received from the five Nordplus funding programmes. With a slight decrease from the 643 applications of last year the numbers however, show a strong interest by the amount of institutions involved. More institutions and organisations have joined forces and with 9,9 million euro available, the applied amount exceeds more than 24 million euro. This puts great emphasis on this year's selection process.
|Programme||No. of applications||Applied in EUR|
|Nordplus Nordic Language||15||671.070|
Plan ahead for next year
There is a strong interest in the Nordplus program. If you are thinking on applying next year, we urge you to plan ahead to ensure you and your partner organisations sufficient time to submit the best possible plans and proposals before march 2016.
The Nordplus Handbook is the applicant´s manual to Nordplus. Here you can read all about the possibilities and requirements for Nordplus funding and how to apply.
You find the Handbook on our website here: http://www.nordplusonline.org/Documents2/Documents
National information meetings:
Please be aware of national information meetings in the autumn and make use of guidance from your national Nordplus Office. For national Nordplus office contacts, please visit our website at http://www.nordplusonline.org/Contact
Nordplus Junior and Nordplus Adult preparation funding:
If you intend to apply for Nordplus Junior and Adult funding, please also be aware of the possibility for grants for preparatory visits. These can be applied for in autumn with deadline 1 October 2015.
Looking for partners:
If you are looking for partners for future applications, take a look at the profiles in the Nordplus partner search database. Search and upload your own profile on our website at http://www.nordplusonline.org/How-to-apply/FIND-A-PARTNER
The Nordplus Programme offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperations between partners in the area of lifelong learning from the eight participating countries in the Baltic and Nordic regions.
- Nordplus is the educational programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers
- Nordplus appels to all educational sectors within the education system
- The program supports mobility and coorperation between the Baltic and Nordic countries.
- Allocated funds for 2015 is € 9.973.773
- Participating countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Aaland Islands
- The deadline for submitting proposals to Nordplus of 1 March each year. An additional deadline for applications for preparatory visits to Nordplus Junior and Nordplus Adult is on 1 October each year