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 are:
Eligible forms of activity
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.
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.
Applicants or their home institutions are expected to co-finance a min. of 40% of the total eligible costs of the project from 2015.
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 March 30.
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.
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:
The Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Estonia
Tel.: +372 7 423 625, fax: 372 7 441 241
General information about the programme: