Call for Applications round 1 February 2022
Welcome to the 5th and last year of the present programme period Nordplus 2018-2022! The Nordplus programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers invites Nordic and Baltic institutions and organisations working with or involved in education and training to apply for funding in the application round of 2022.
If you – or your organisation – are working within the field of education and training, you can now apply for Nordplus funding for transnational student, pupil, learner or teacher mobility, as well as joint project and network activities between educational institutions and organisations in Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Åland.
The deadline for applications to the round of 2022 is Tuesday 1st of February, and the total amount of available funds in the round is about 9.5 million euro.
NORDPLUS RULES AND COVID-19
Fortunately, many of the problems that Covid19 caused in our societies seem to be diminishing. The general Nordplus rules therefore apply to applications for the year 2022. Nordplus's management, however, is aware that infections are still being diagnosed. If the epidemic would gain momentum again, more flexible rules will be set as in 2020 and 2021.
NORDPLUS HIGHLIGHT 2022
For 2022 the Nordplus Highlight ”Enhancing educational cooperation and preparing pupils, students and adults for a greener future.” will continue. See more details below.
Read more about the possibilities for funding from Nordplus in The Nordplus handbook.
THE NORDPLUS PROGRAMMES 2018-2022
Nordplus consists of five sub programmes, which cover the entire educational sector. Each sub programme embodies the Nordic Council of Ministers’ objectives of increased quality and cooperation within the educations of the Nordic/Baltic region. You can read more about these objectives in the Nordplus handbook.
Three of the programmes – Nordplus Junior, Nordplus Adult and Nordplus Higher Education – are focused on a sectoral approach, while Nordplus Horizontal and Nordplus Nordic Languages respectively focus on educational cross-domain activities and the co-operation within the Nordic languages across all sectors.
Through all Nordplus programmes, you can apply for funding for projects or networks, while Nordplus Junior, Nordplus Adult and Nordplus Higher Education also give you the opportunity of support and funding for mobility.
THE FIVE NORDPLUS PROGRAMMES ARE:
Nordplus Junior – funds networks, projects and mobility for primary and secondary education, and preschooling
Nordplus Higher Education – funds networks, projects and mobility for the higher education sector
Nordplus Adult - funds networks, projects and mobility for institutions and organisations working with adult education and learning
Nordplus Horizontal - funds cross-sectoral projects and networks
Nordplus Nordic Languages – funds networks and projects aiming at strengthening the comprehension of the Nordic languages
NORDPLUS HIGHLIGHT ON Enhancing Educational Cooperation for a Greener Future
In 2022, Nordplus welcomes applications for the programme having the theme ”Enhancing educational cooperation and preparing pupils, students and adults for a greener future.” This Nordplus highlight/emphasis relates to all Nordplus programmes and to all sectors within the field of education and training. The focus relates to themes, not only in a technical sense, but in a broad societal way. Integrated with this theme is also the Nordic competitiveness based on knowledge, innovation, mobility and digital integration.
Applications addressing the highlight on greener future will be evaluated favourably. However, initiatives on other themes or issues are also welcome in Nordplus. The bottomline is that the best projects are always funded irrelevant of the theme or highlight.
YOUR NEXT STEP
For help with your application process, please visit Nordplus step-by-step guide.
THE NORDPLUS HANDBOOK
The Nordplus handbook is the applicant‘s guide and here you will find specific information for each of the programmes on funding opportunities and requirements: The Nordplus handbook.
ESPRESSO - THE NORDPLUS APPLICATION SYSTEM
You can create and submit your application through Espresso, the online application system of Nordplus: Register and log on to Espresso here.
THE PARTNER SEARCH DATABASE
It is a pre-condition that your application is a joint initiative involving institutions or organisations from two or three Nordplus programme countries depending on the type of project. If you are looking for a partner institution for your project, you can find and register in the Nordplus Partner Search Database: Visit the Partner Search Database
INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY
There are Nordplus offices in each of the countries participating in the programme. If you have a questions, please contact your local Nordplus office to get help with your application – find the contact details for all Nordplus offices here.
During the application period, the Nordplus offices will host national information meetings/webinars to guide and help applicants. Please keep an eye out for these at the website of your national Nordplus office – find the links here:
You can also follow Nordplus on Facebook
ACCESS FOR SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS FROM SOUTH SCHLESWIG
Schools and preschools under the Danish Schools Association of South Schleswig (Dansk Skoleforening for Sydslesvig) can participate in projects as partners funded by Denmark. Read more about this in the Nordplus handbook.
The implementation of this Nordplus call is subject to the availability of the appropriations provided for in the draft budget. The final budget shall be adopted by the Ministers for Nordic Cooperation in the year prior to the budget year subject to the approval of national parliaments.