Application for Nordplus 2015 preparatory visits is open
Author: Kåre Bach
October 1, 2015 is the application deadline for preparatory visits within the Nordplus Junior and Nordplus Adult programmes.
The main goal of a preparatory visit is to make concrete plans for a collaboration project in order to submit a full application before the program's next deadline of 1 March, 2016. Institutions and organizations can both apply for grants for preparatory visits within Nordplus Junior and Nordplus Adult.
Elementary Schools, secondary schools and kindergartens can now apply for grants for travel and accommodation for meetings with prospective partners.
A Nordplus Junior cooperation is a great way to bring new ideas and perspectives into teaching. It also gives students and teachers the opportunity to personally get acquainted with the Nordic and Baltic countries' culture, lifestyle, values, norms, language, nature and much more.
All types of institutions and organizations working with adult learning, now also have the opportunity to seek grants for travel and accommodation for network meetings with prospective partners.
Teaming up for a Nordplus Adult project cooperation is an exciting opportunity to improve learning on a national level, by developing transnational mobility across the Nordic and Baltic countries. Nordplus Adult provides the opportunity to develop common teaching materials, methods and concepts, as well as mapping projects aimed at studies, analysis and data collection on specific issues and trends in the adult education sector in the Nordic / Baltic countries.
The fine print
It is a requirement that at least two schools / institutions from at least two different Nordplus countries participate in the application for a preparatory visit.
The meeting must take place between the time of the grant is given and the end of the school year 2015/16.
A preparatory visit may last a maximum of five days, including travel. The grant is calculated on fixed rates, with no budget outline required.
Submit your application electronically
Applications must be submitted electronically via the Nordplus online application system Espresso.
Nordplus Junior and Nordplus Adult are the Nordic Council of Ministers network and mobility programmes.
Project support includes grants for networking across countries for the exchange of knowledge and experience in a particular theme, topic or challenge you have in common.
For each program the participating countries include the Nordic countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Nordic autonomous areas of Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Aaland are participating as individual countries on equal footing with the other countries.
The deadline of the programmes is 1 March each year.