On 5 September 2017 the Ministers for Nordic Co-operation adopted the Generation 2030 program. The program will facilitate co-operation on the challenges faced jointly by the Nordic countries in achieving the UN's Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The program has been developed based on the study Sustainable Development Action - the Nordic Way (2017) and on discussions with a wide range of Nordic stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, and youth organizations. The study points to the huge potential for Nordic co-operation in relation to the agenda and confirms that there are already many links between the Nordic Council of Ministers' current activities, the sustainability strategy “A Good Life in a Sustainable Nordic Region”, and Agenda 2030 Nordic generation 2030
Creative Europe Programme (2014-2020) supports the culture and audiovisual sector.
In the frame of the CULTURE sub-programme it supported cooperation projects of cultural and creative organisations within the EU and beyond, such as those promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translations.
There is the last call in January 2020 in the frame of Literary translations projects.
The program will be continued in the new financial perspective of the EU.
For more information see:
The European Commission - Creative Europe webpage: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/node_en
The EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - operator of the Creative Europe Programme) webpage: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/creative-europe_en
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
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).
The Culture and Art Program of Nordic Culture Point supports Nordic cooperation within all areas of art and culture, in all project phases: preliminary work, production, presentation and dissemination.
Each project should include parties from at least three countries, of which at least two should be Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and / or the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands). It means organizations from countries outside the Nordic region also can be partners. Furthermore, the applicant organization are not required to be resident or active in the Nordic countries nor be Nordic nationals, provided the Nordic dimensions of the project are otherwise satisfied.
The Program is open for both professional and amateur sectors, and the voluntary sector.
Projects can be granted:
- up to 7,000 EUR with full financing
- up to 40,000 EUR with at least 30% co-financing
- up to 100,000 EUR with at least 50% co-financing
For more information, see: https://www.nordiskkulturkontakt.org/en/grants/about-the-grant-programmes/culture-and-art-programme/
Nordplus is the largest educational support programmefor mobility and co0llaboration projects within the Nordic Council of Ministers and it is funded by the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Only applicants from the Nordic countries - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania - and the autonomous regions of Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, which act as independent countries in Nordplus, are eligible for grants.
Nordplus Adult provides an average of 50,000 euros for a two-year Nordplus Adult collaboration project involving three or four partners.
For more information, see: https://www.nordplusonline.org/
The aim of the Europe for Citizens Programme is to contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity and to encourage the democratic participation of citizens at EU level. The Programme is implemented through two strands:
Strand 1: European remembrance: Raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values and the Union's aim.
Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation: Encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level.
Measures in this strand are:
-Networks of Towns;
-Civil Society Projects