Nordic Organisations’ and Institutions’ Mobility programme – NOIM
NB: Applications are accepted all year round.
Nordic Organisations’ and Institutions’ Mobility programme – NOIM is administered by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The programme offers financial support to carry out study visits, training, meetings or participation in events and meetings organized by Nordic organizations and institutions. It is open to 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 as well as staff of research institutes and representatives of NGOs or NGO networks.
Applicants should have a good working knowledge in English. English is the working language of all programme documents (the correspondence with the receiving institution, the application, reporting, confirmation letters, others).
Purposes of the programme are:
To contribute to the implementation of the strategic priorities of the Nordic Council of Ministers VISION 2030;
To stimulate knowledge exchange and exchange of good practices with Nordic institutions, organizations and experts;
To promote network cooperation of similar institutions and organizations in Lithuania and the Nordic countries;
To support multi-level governance and cross-sectoral cooperation, partnership between research institutions, societal organizations when discussing policy decisions;
To enhance capacity building of local and regional authorities;
To support equal participation from the gender perspective, and encourage young professionals to be involved into the cooperation;
Strategic priorities for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ VISION 2030:
A green Nordic Region – together, we will promote a green transition of our societies and work towards carbon neutrality and a sustainable circular and bio-based economy.
A competitive Nordic Region – together, we will promote green growth in the Nordic Region based on knowledge, innovation, mobility and digital integration.
A socially sustainable Nordic Region – together, we will promote an inclusive, equal and interconnected region with shared values and strengthened cultural exchange and welfare.
Activities dealing with climate change, digital integration, innovation, sustainable development and Covid-19 will be prioritized.
Eligible forms of activity:
Participation in meetings, conferences, training workshops that are organized by or in cooperation with the Nordic institutions and organizations;network activity, such as seminars and workshops with the aim to strengthen cooperation within the priority areas of the programme
Participation of representatives of Nordic institutions and organizations at the meetings and events taking place in Lithuania
Institutions and organizations of all administrative levels (national and regional authorities, municipalities, associations of municipalities)
Staff of research institutes
Representatives of NGOs or NGO networks
Public institutions (VšĮ)
Representatives of one institution, or mixed group of partners can go (max number of 2-8 persons)
A confirmation of co-operation when submitting documents about established contacts or an invitation to participate in organized activities. Such a confirmation is also required when representatives of co-operating Nordic institutions are being invited to Lithuania.
A confirmation from a sending institution stating co-funding, no less than 30% of the budget (not required for NGOs)
Written confirmation of registration at the event or trainings from accepting institution (e-mail with confirmation of registration is also sufficient)
Activities funded by the programme should serve to establish a long standing cooperation or should initiate networking to get engaged in joint activity or regional projects together with Nordic institutions and experts
Duration of visit – 1-2 weeks (internship) or 3-7 days (events). Herein may be included participation in conferences, projects, seminars, workshops, meetings organized by the Nordic institutions, etc. or equivalent institutions and authorities in the Baltic countries. With the purpose of supporting establishments of networks or strengthening the co-operation, priority should be given to internships schemes prior to one-off activities and activities that are part of larger projects.
Travel expenses (economy class)
Accommodation and daily allowance (the total being max. 160 EUR per person a day)
Potential participation fee of a maximum of 200 EUR per person per event
Programme funding can cover up to 70% of the total budget, in cases when civil servants from the national or municipal authorities, also staff members of research institutes or Nordic institutions, participate in the activities. The expenses of representatives of NGOs are funded 100%.
Payroll costs, interpretation, translation, rental of premises, purchase of equipment cannot be covered by the scheme.
Applications and supporting documents (scanned PDF) are to be submitted by email to the programme coordinator.
Decisions for financing will be made by the Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Lithuania and can be expected no later than in 2 weeks after the submission of an application. All applicants will be informed about the decisions by email.
A grant agreement is signed by the sending institution or organization.
All programme participants should report on and evaluate their experiences. A report is to be submitted no later than 30 days after completion of the mobility activity/end of the project.