The Nordic Council of Ministers New is announcing a new round of grant applications
The Nordic Council of Ministers is opening applications for three Nordic cooperation programmes in the Baltic Sea Region and with North-West Russia. The application period runs from 31 December 2017 to 16 February 2018.
The programmes provide funding for Nordic-Russian co-operation and networking projects. The overall objective of these programmes emphasizes on:
· Launching new initiatives,
· Building capacity and establishing/strengthening networks,
· Ensuring exchange of experiences and best practices,
· Having a fair chance to be sustained also when funding from NCM has ended.
NGO programme for the Baltic Sea Region
General objective: Promotion of co-operation between Nordic, Baltic, Polish, Belarusian and Russian NGOs to underline the key role that NGOs play.
Grant size per project: max. 500.000 DKK.
Geographical and partnership criteria: One Nordic partner (DK, FI, IS, NO, SE), One Baltic-Polish partner (EE, LV, LT, PL), One Russian-Belarusian partner (RU, BY).
Partners: Only NGOs. Involvement of other actors is encouraged when feasible, but the costs of such cannot be covered by the grant.
Focus: Social and health, culture, environment and climate.
Nordic-Russian Co-operation programs: General Open Call and Nordic-Russian Co-operation Envelope for Civil Society
Both programmes’ general objective: The overall objectives are to contribute to the stability, security and development of the region and to continue to engage Russia as an active partner in regional co-operation in the Baltic Sea and Barents Sea areas.
Grant size per project: max 500.000 DKK.
Geographical and partnership criteria: Two Nordic partners from different countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden; one Northwest Russian partner: St. Petersburg City, Kaliningrad Oblast, Pskov Oblast, Leningrad Oblast, Karelian Republic, Archangelsk Oblast, Murmansk Oblast; lead Partner (applicant) as a rule should be from a Nordic country.
Partners: All categories of partners except private commercial companies and all combinations of categories.
Focus of General Open Call: All projects of mutual Nordic and Russian interest, anchored in co-operation and networking.
Focus of Nordic-Russian Co-operation Envelope for Civil Society: Strengthening civil society within all relevant fields of society
Photographer Jens Nytoft Rasmussen