The Nordic Council of Ministers' Open Call Program for Co-operation with Northwest Russia includes funding for cooperation and networking projects between Nordic and Northwest Russian NGOs.

All parties in the Nordics and Northwest Russia are eligible for funding.

As a rule, the applicant / lead partner for the project must be from one of the Nordic countries. The partnerships must include at least one partner form Northwest Russia and partners from at least two Nordic countries.

  • The Nordic countries are: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the three self-governing areas: the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.
  • The Northwest Russia includes the following regions: St Petersburg City, Archangelsk Oblast, Kaliningrad Oblast, Leningrad Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Pskov Oblast, and Republic of Karelia.

The project activities should focus on establishment of networks and exchange of experiences. All thematic areas are eligible and special allocations are made available for strengthening democracy, human rights, civil society and NGO cooperation.

The yearly grant per application cannot exceed 500,000 DKK (67,000 euros).

For more information, see:  https://www.norden.org/da/node/34030

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The Nordic Council of Ministers' program for NGO cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region supports NGO's from Russia, Belarus, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Greenland, Faroe Islands and Åland Islands.

It is a formal requirement that the applicant and relevant partners are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The program defines NGOs as "non-profit, publicly anchored, civic organizations that are neither owned nor controlled by public authorities, nor by private companies, and which have an open and democratic structure".

Projects under the auspices of the NGO program must have - including the applicant - at least

  • one partner in the Nordic Region,
  • one partner from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, or Poland, and
  • one partner from Northwest Russia, or Belarus.

The yearly grant cannot exceed 500,000 DKK (67,000 euros).

For more information, see:  https://www.norden.org/en/funding-opportunities/nordic-council-ministers-funding-programme-ngos-baltic-sea-region

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