Results of the Nordplus 2018 application round


Photo: Oddleiv Apneseth /

Photo: Oddleiv Apneseth /

2.998 organisations and educational institutions have been granted funding to begin their Nordplus projects. In the application round of February 2018 Nordplus received 567 applications involving a total number of 3.756 organisations. 369 applications have been successful and are granted funding – meaning that the 2.998 organisations involved will now be able to begin their planned activities.

The 567 received applications applied for a total grant of 24.1 million euro which is approximately 2.5 times more than the amount available from the overall budget of 9.4 million euro. 65 percent or 369 of the applications were successful.

Success rates on applications and grants

The organisations and educational institutions involved in the projects and networks have been granted their funding to strengthen networking, project collaboration, as well as student and teacher mobility in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

Below you can see the number of applications and amounts – both received and granted – for each sub-programme in the 2018 application round:

Numbers from all programmes


Ranging from 60 to 70 percent of the actors involved this year with Nordplus Junior, Nordplus Adult and Nordplus Horizontal are newcomers to the programmes, while the percentage of newcomers in Nordplus Nordic Languages is 28. Newcomers are all schools, educational institutions, organisations and other actors that haven’t participated in an application to the Nordplus programme during the past 3 years – 2015-2017. In Nordplus Higher Education applications are submitted by permanent networks of institutions providing a steady framework for new exchanges and project initiatives – and because of this the level of newcomers is somewhat lower in this sub-programme.

Country participation

This year a total of 2.998 organisations are involved in Nordplus education projects. All countries are represented in all of the programmes and the representation of the countries reflects the relative size of the country’s population. The results for country participation can be seen below:

All countries application round 2018

For more information on the individual applications, please visit the Nordplus Project Database

Highlight on Integration in 2017-2018

In 2017 and 2018 Nordplus have highlighted the theme of integration in education and therefore encouraging applications aiming at education and training for refugees and immigrants within all educational sectors and for all Nordplus programmes. Applications dealing with integration have not had priority over other themes – but are encouraged due to the current situation with refugees and immigration putting new demands on the Nordic countries and societies.

In the current application round Nordplus received 27 applications dealing with integration and 17 of these have been granted funding. In 2017 40 applications within the theme were granted funding which means that all in all 57 projects dealing with integration have been able to begin their activities.

Read more about the theme of integration in education.


Nordplus offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperations between partners in the area of lifelong learning between the eight participating countries and three autonomous regions in the Baltic and Nordic region.

  • The program supports networking, project collaboration and student/teacher mobility between the Baltic and Nordic countries
  • Overall programme budget for 2018 is 9.4 million euro
  • Participating countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Aaland Islands  
  • The next deadline for submitting applications to the Nordplus programmes is 1st February 2019. Preparatory visits in Nordplus Junior, Nordplus Adult and Nordplus Nordic Languages can be applied for in the supplementary application round with a deadline on 1st October 2018.