The Nordplus Programme offers financial support to a variety of educational cooperation between partners in the area of lifelong learning from the eight participating countries and three autonomous regions in the Baltic and Nordic area.
Main objectives of Nordplus 2018 – 2022:
The programme serves as a tool:
To strengthen and develop Nordic educational cooperation and contribute to the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic educational region
To support, develop, draw benefit from and disseminate innovative products and processes in education through the systematic exchange of experiences and best practice
To contribute to the development of quality and innovation in the educational systems for lifelong learning in the participating countries by means of educational cooperation, as well as cooperating with workplaces, about development projects, exchanges and building of networks
To promote Nordic languages and culture, as well as mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding
Strengthen the language comprehension for the Nordic languages, especially among children and youth, primarily for Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
Encourage the interest in, knowledge of, and understanding of the Nordic languages.
Nordplus consists of the following sub-programmes:
All applications to Nordplus will be assessed according to the following criteria:
The application must be within the regulations and main objectives of Nordplus
The application activities must cover one or more of the objectives in the sub-programme
The aims of the project and the approach chosen to achieve them must be clear and realistic
The planned activities must be relevant for the project in question and cover the whole project period
Applications for project or network activities must include a realistic and well described budget
There must be a clear and realistic overall plan for implementing the project
The roles and tasks of the project participants must be balanced
Measures must be planned to ensure effective communication and cooperation between the participating institutions
The expected impact and benefits of the project for the project participants must be clear and well defined
There must be a plan for spreading the results from the cooperation, including to whom, why and identifying appropriate channels. There should also be descriptions of ideas/plans for results on a long term basis
Checklist before submitting your application
When writing an application for Nordplus it could be useful to go through the following checklist:
Have you submitted a Letter of intent (LOI) for each partner? Are they signed by the correct legal responsible person at the institution as well as the project coordinator? Are all LOIs marked with the correct application ID-number?
Is your institution a legal applicant to the sub-programme in question?
Is there a sufficient number of participating institutions from a sufficient number of different Nordplus countries in the application?
Did you include a separate budget (only for projects/networks, not applicable for mobility activities)? Does it clarify what costs the Nordplus grant is meant to cover, and what and how much is self-financed?
What is considered a good application
Generally, a good application should:
Describe objectives and expected outcome
Describe the activities to be carried out
Describe the distribution of tasks and responsibilities between partners
Be well argued according to the programme objectives
Define the added value of the project for partners and others
Have a realistic budget in relation to the funds available
Define the targets for disseminating the results
Demonstrate integration of the activities in the respective institutions/organisations