Nordplus is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ most important programme in the area of lifelong learning and provides funding for exchange of teachers, students, pupils and adult learners and to networks and project collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries. More than 10,000 people in the Nordic and Baltic region benefit from it every year.
The total yearly Nordplus budget is 9 million €.
Nordplus covers the five Nordic countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, the three Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the three autonomous regions: Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
More specifically the programme serves as a tool:
- To strengthen and develop Nordic educational cooperation and contribute to the establishment of a Nordic-Baltic educational region
- To support, develop, draw benefit from and disseminate innovative products and processes in education through the systematic exchange of experiences and best practice
- To contribute to the development of quality and innovation in the educational systems for lifelong learning in the participating countries by means of educational cooperation, as well as cooperating with workplaces, about development projects, exchanges and building of networks
- To promote Nordic languages and culture, as well as mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding
- Strengthen the language comprehension for the Nordic languages, especially among children and youth, primarily for Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
- Encourage the interest in, knowledge of, and understanding of the Nordic languages.
The Nordplus programmes
Nordplus consists of five sub-programmes that collectively address all fields of education, from kindergarten and primary schools onto higher education and adult learning.
Read more about each sub-programme here:
- Nordplus Junior
- Nordplus Higher Education
- Nordplus Adult
- Nordplus Horizontal
- Nordplus Nordic Language
You can find more information on Nordplus website Nordplusonline.org.
Information of the programme rules and regulations can be found in the Nordplus Handbook (pdf).