The first call for applications in the new Nordplus programme period 2023-2027 is now open!
Welcome to the first year of the new programme period Nordplus 2023-2027, we are now accepting applications!
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 2023.
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 2023 is Wednesday 1st of February 2023 at 23:59 (CET), and the total amount of available funds in the round is about 9.5 million euro.
NORDPLUS HIGHLIGHT 2023-2024
The Nordic Council of Ministers has agreed on a new, green, competitive and socially sustainable vision for the Nordic region before 2030. The intention is for the region to become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world. Nordplus supports this vision by setting highlight in line with this vision.
In 2023 and 2024, Nordplus welcomes applications for the programme under the theme “Enhancing Educational Cooperation for a Socially Sustainable Future”. The Nordplus highlight relates to all Nordplus programmes and to all sectors within the field of education and training. The concept of "social sustainability" entails all aspects of the issue from for example health equity and human rights to cultural competence and community resilience. Integrated with this theme is also the Nordic competitiveness based on knowledge, innovation, mobility, and digital integration.
Applications addressing the highlight 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.
Read more about the possibilities for funding from Nordplus in The Nordplus handbook 2023.
THE NORDPLUS PROGRAMMES 2023-2027.
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
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.