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.
Nordplus Nordic Languages has two guiding objectives; to support activities that improve language comprehension among young people of the Nordic languages, primarily Danish, Norwegian and Swedish, as well as developing materials, methods and strategies for improving comprehension of the Nordic languages on all levels within the educational systems.
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. It is open to both the Nordic and Baltic countries and an application must represent at least 2 different participating countries/areas, i.e. 1 coordinating institution/organization and at least 1 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.
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.