Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration

2019/02/18

IMPORTANT: Due to the complicated international situation connected to COVID-19, a decision has been taken to postpone the deadline of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration to 30 May 2020.

 

The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration offers financial support to civil servants and other staff in the public sector to carry out study visits, internships, training or network activities in the region. Activities supported by the programme require the participation of a minimum of three countries, of these a minimum of one Nordic (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden) and one Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). The annual budget of the programme is 300 000 Euro.

Purposes of the programme

Purposes of the programme are:

  • Promotion of knowledge transfer for mutual benefit within different sector areas on all administrative levels;
  • Promotion of network cooperation in politically prioritised areas;
  • Promotion of experience exchange on best practices in respect of public administration and facilitation of harmonisation of standards;
  • Facilitation of joint Nordic-Baltic utilisation of different EU funds and project financing;
  • Promotion of cross-sectoral cooperation;
  • Promotion of ministerial cooperation;
  • Promotion of capacity building within local and regional authorities;
  • Support of long-term activities.

Eligible forms of activity

  • Study visits (number of participants of group study visits per project 2-8 persons);
  • Internships;
  • Network activity, such as seminars and workshops with the aim to strengthen cooperation within the priority areas of the programme.

The range of duration of stay in the country of destination is generally min. 3 and max. 10 working days per country. In special cases, e.g. internships, a maximum of 20 working days per country is possible. These rules do not apply to network activities. Programme activities split into two occasions must take place within a period of 6 months.

Activities carried out before the funding decision from the programme are not eligible for funding from the programme.

Financial framework

A total of approximately 300.000 EUR annually has been earmarked for the programme. Individual grants will vary in size dependent on countries of destination etc.

Eligible costs:

  • Travel expenses (economy class)
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation and per diems (max. 110 EUR per person per day from the programme)

Applying and decision making

The programme is open for applications by individuals or groups of Nordic and Baltic civil servants and other staff with similar functions employed in public administration, authorities and institutions at all administrative levels (state, county, regional or local level) and from different sectors. Applicants should have good working knowledge in English. English is the language of application, reporting and the work language of all programme documents.

Applications and supporting documents (scanned) are to be submitted on-line using the electronic application and reporting system at www.nb8grants.org no later than May 30, 2020.

Decisions can be expected no later than 8 weeks after the deadline of application. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of the selection process. The decisions cannot be subject to appeal.

A grant should be used within twelve months after notification.

All programme participants are to report on and evaluate their experiences. A report is to be submitted on-line using the electronic application and reporting system at www.nb8grants.org no later than 30 days after completion of the mobility activity/end of the project.

Granted projects:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009

Further information

The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Public Administration is administered by the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Estonia.

For more information about the programme as well as for application form, please visit the following website: https://www.nb8grants.org/

Questions related to the application can be directed to:

Madis Kanarbik
The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Estonia
Tel.: +372 7 423 625, fax: 372 7 441 241
E-mail: public.administration@norden.ee
www.norden.ee

General information about the programme:

Brigita Urmanaitė
The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania
Didžioji 5, Vilnius
tel. +370 685 55138
E-mail: brigita@norden.lt
www.norden.lt