NORDPLUS Programme


Introduction to Nordplus

Each year, Nordplus awards 9,6 million euro in funding for mobility, projects and networks. Nordplus is a mobility and network programme for education in the Nordic and Baltic countries, including the autonomous regions of Åland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Nordplus is the largest educational programme within the Nordic Council of Ministers and funded by the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Nordplus consists of five sub-programmes:

Nordplus Junior
for preschools, primary and lower secondary schools, cultural schools, general and vocational upper secondary schools and apprenticeship programmes, school authorities and the public and private organisations/institutions involved in the area of school education.

Nordplus Higher Education
for public and private institutions of higher education.

Nordplus Adult
for all organisations and institutions involved in adult education and learning.

Nordplus Horizontal
for all organisations and institutions involved in education and lifelong learning across sectors.

Nordplus Nordic Languages
for all organisations and institutions interested and involved in Nordic languages within all fields of education.

10 Nordplus Objectives

The general objectives for Nordplus 2018–2022 are to:

  • strengthen and develop Nordic co-operation on education, including early childhood and care, and help to create a Nordic–Baltic educational area;
  • support, build on, reap the benefits of and promote innovative products and processes in education through the systematic exchange of experiences and good practice;
  • contribute to the development of quality and innovation in the educational systems for lifelong learning in the participating Nordplus countries through co-operation in education and training as well as co-operation with the labour market on development projects, exchange programmes and networking;
  • promote Nordic language and culture and mutual Nordic-Baltic linguistic and cultural understanding;
  • improve inter-Nordic language comprehension (primarily between Danish, Swedish and Norwegian), especially among children and young people;
  • stimulate interest in and knowledge and understanding of the languages of the Nordic countries essential to society (Danish, Finnish, Faroese, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Norwegian, Sami and Swedish) and Nordic sign language.

NB! Applications must be submitted in electronic form through

For more information visit the homepage of the Programme