The Nordplus Nordic Languages Programme supports activities aimed at strengthening the Nordic neighbouring languages and promoting knowledge about Nordic cultures, languages and ways of life.
About the program
Nordplus Nordic Languages has four guiding objectives;
- promote Nordic languages and culture and mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding,
- improve inter-Nordic language comprehension (primarily between Danish, Swedish and Norwegian), especially among children and young people,
- stimulate interest in and knowledge and understanding of the languages of the Nordic countries essential to society (Danish, Finnish, Faroese, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Norwegian, Sami and Swedish) and Nordic sign language, and
- revitalise national minority languages in the Nordic Region for cultural and inclusive purposes.
Who can apply?
The programme is open for all institutions, organizations and other actors. Both private and public, who are interested in working with or promoting the Nordic languages. Such as universities and research institutions, NGOs, associations and societies, private companies and others. The programme is open to both the Nordic and Baltic countries and an application must represent at least two different participating countries/areas, i.e. one coordinating institution/organization and at least one partner.
The application must be in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English.
Cooperation to promote the use of Nordic languages among children and youth is a priority in the programme.
What can you apply for?
The programme supports a wide variety of project ideas related to Nordic languages and / or networks that work within the area of Nordic languages. Note that regular student/class/teacher mobility is generally not supported (see Nordplus Junior). Examples of activities receiving support are; development of methods for including Nordic language learning in schools, cooperation on development of school curricula concerning the position of the Nordic languages in the school systems, projects on information to the general population, research projects, conferences/seminars, dictionary and terminology projects, publications, language technology projects, development and publication of educational aid and teaching materials and development projects and other activities focusing on the development and improvement of pedagogical and didactic methods.
Read about this Nordplus languages project